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MSI 27" Quad HD 165Hz 1440p FreeSync Gaming Monitor (Pre Order) £278.99 + (£4.79 C+C / £11.50 Next Day) @ Scan

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Posted 7th Jan

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Been looking for a 1440p 144hz-165hz monitor for a while.

Im sure there will be discussion about VA / IPS etc, but for this money, it seemed an excellent price.

Pre-Order currently, ships around 10th Feb 2020.

27" WQHD Screen
165hz
2560x1440
VA Panel
1ms Response
FreeSync
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Is this the normal rrp price?
andersonchenghy07/01/2020 11:03

Is this the normal rrp price?


The pricing on this unit seems to very wildly from reseller to reseller but this does appear to be the best price, at least what I've seen so far.

Also, I believe this is HDR 400.
G-sync compatible?
I am on thr lookout for a decent gaming monitor (i.e. good specs but for a reasonable price). However, I would rather wait for some reviews instead of pre-ordering when it comes to hardware
Sanzai07/01/2020 11:27

I am on thr lookout for a decent gaming monitor (i.e. good specs but for a …I am on thr lookout for a decent gaming monitor (i.e. good specs but for a reasonable price). However, I would rather wait for some reviews instead of pre-ordering when it comes to hardware



This gets great reviews for the price rtings.com/mon…a-b

I managed to get one at the beginning of December for £419 delivered from Amazon Germany. A couple of quid for an EU plug adapter and was good to go. I find it an excellent monitor for the money if you want an IPS 1440p 144Hz.
stuellis07/01/2020 11:34

This gets great reviews for the price …This gets great reviews for the price https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-bI managed to get one at the beginning of December for £419 delivered from Amazon Germany. A couple of quid for an EU plug adapter and was good to go. I find it an excellent monitor for the money if you want an IPS 1440p 144Hz.



pretty much the best 27" monitor on the market, it was £330 on amazon uk in late november/early december but i doubt its coming back in stock.
I was holding out for the LG27GL850 or the LG27GL83 or the new Viewsonic item. Is this worth getting over those two?
michty_me07/01/2020 12:05

I was holding out for the LG27GL850 or the LG27GL83 or the new Viewsonic …I was holding out for the LG27GL850 or the LG27GL83 or the new Viewsonic item. Is this worth getting over those two?


Not sure what Viewsonic you mean but this MSI is a VA panel and not IPS like the LG’s. I am not saying what is better between IPS and VA, that’s down to you.
I believe it is the new vx2758-2kp-mhd. It is also an IPS screen.
I think I've only ever had TN panel displays so I'm a bit undecided on what to go for really. Usage will be for gaming and browsing.
michty_me07/01/2020 12:24

I believe it is the new vx2758-2kp-mhd. It is also an IPS screen.I think …I believe it is the new vx2758-2kp-mhd. It is also an IPS screen.I think I've only ever had TN panel displays so I'm a bit undecided on what to go for really. Usage will be for gaming and browsing.



the viewsonic seems really good and will probably be around £300, but the lg27gl850 is one of the best 27" monitors on the market, so get that one if you can.
notty78607/01/2020 12:37

the viewsonic seems really good and will probably be around £300, but the …the viewsonic seems really good and will probably be around £300, but the lg27gl850 is one of the best 27" monitors on the market, so get that one if you can.


Yeah I think I'll stick with one of my original 3 and possibly just go all out on the GL850 if I can find one!!
michty_me07/01/2020 12:39

Yeah I think I'll stick with one of my original 3 and possibly just go all …Yeah I think I'll stick with one of my original 3 and possibly just go all out on the GL850 if I can find one!!


The only difference between the 850 and 83 is the 850 has built in USB hub. No stock in the UK is why I ended up with the 83 from Amazon Germany.
Edited by: "stuellis" 7th Jan
Why is this insanely cheaper than other 1440p 144hz 27" panels on the market right now? I was recently in the market and you'd struggle to get something for that spec for under £400

Hey, I'm not complaining, but it makes me feel like there's something missing which allows them to drop the price by £100~.

Seems like a good deal though.
michty_me07/01/2020 12:39

Yeah I think I'll stick with one of my original 3 and possibly just go all …Yeah I think I'll stick with one of my original 3 and possibly just go all out on the GL850 if I can find one!!



unfortunately in the uk its an OCUK exclusive.

overclockers
SamCFC07/01/2020 12:50

Why is this insanely cheaper than other 1440p 144hz 27" panels on the …Why is this insanely cheaper than other 1440p 144hz 27" panels on the market right now? I was recently in the market and you'd struggle to get something for that spec for under £400Hey, I'm not complaining, but it makes me feel like there's something missing which allows them to drop the price by £100~.Seems like a good deal though.


Probably because its a VA panel. For some reason a lot of monitors are overpriced in the UK. I bought a samsung monitor that was £260 in 2017, and as of right now its £241 on Amazon (despite its lowest price being £150 back in July according to the camel extension). Any monitor that is good value and has desirable specs usually get sold out pretty quickly like the LG 27GL83A-B that was available for £330 during late November (incredibly good value for its specs in the UK).
stuellis07/01/2020 11:34

This gets great reviews for the price …This gets great reviews for the price https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-bI managed to get one at the beginning of December for £419 delivered from Amazon Germany. A couple of quid for an EU plug adapter and was good to go. I find it an excellent monitor for the money if you want an IPS 1440p 144Hz.


Thank you for taking the time to give that suggestion. Do you know about/have a recommendation for a 3440x1440 panel? That's what I currently have but it's only a max 75Hz refresh with narrow freesync range
VA at 165Hz? I am probably wrong but wouldn't this cause some inverse ghosting like crazy? Especially on a VA panel ?
RedFluffy07/01/2020 13:10

Probably because its a VA panel. For some reason a lot of monitors are …Probably because its a VA panel. For some reason a lot of monitors are overpriced in the UK. I bought a samsung monitor that was £260 in 2017, and as of right now its £241 on Amazon (despite its lowest price being £150 back in July according to the camel extension). Any monitor that is good value and has desirable specs usually get sold out pretty quickly like the LG 27GL83A-B that was available for £330 during late November (incredibly good value for its specs in the UK).


Even the VA Panels @ 1440p / 144mhz i found to be much more.
It comes back to the overpriced monitor issue. If this were an IPS it'd certainly cost more than £300
ExeCuteUK12307/01/2020 13:26

Even the VA Panels @ 1440p / 144mhz i found to be much more.

Edited by: "RedFluffy" 7th Jan
No ips bleed, VA deep blacks, mad
stuellis07/01/2020 12:43

The only difference between the 850 and 83 is the 850 has built in USB …The only difference between the 850 and 83 is the 850 has built in USB hub. No stock in the UK is why I ended up with the 83 from Amazon Germany.


I thought the back lights were different also? Last time I checked (A couple of days ago) the GL850 was cheaper than the GL83. Should have bought then. It was 460Eur

geizhals.de/lg-…tml
Cavs07/01/2020 13:38

No ips bleed, VA deep blacks, mad


Would you opt for a VA panel for gaming over an IPS panel then?
michty_me07/01/2020 14:00

Would you opt for a VA panel for gaming over an IPS panel then?


You can get ghosting on a VA panel with slow response times, but this is a 1ms panel. Although untested yet.
ExeCuteUK12307/01/2020 14:13

You can get ghosting on a VA panel with slow response times, but this is a …You can get ghosting on a VA panel with slow response times, but this is a 1ms panel. Although untested yet.



I'm going to wait for the test reviews - VA/IPS - FreeSync performance etc - otherwise it ticks all the boxes for sure...
ExeCuteUK12307/01/2020 14:13

You can get ghosting on a VA panel with slow response times, but this is a …You can get ghosting on a VA panel with slow response times, but this is a 1ms panel. Although untested yet.


I used to have a MAG241C which seems very similar to this and also has an advertised 1ms response time but it's honestly just marketing fluff. You have to turn on settings that make the image quality awful to achieve those results so no one will ever actually use those settings.

Even plenty of TN panels struggle to get their advertised response without significantly degrading the image quality.
IPS don’t use PWM tech (which other sets do and is what causes eye strain) from what I understand, I’m a problem case when it comes to computer use and have only managed heavy use when using 144hz screens with brightness to 100% and using flux or Iris to turn the brightness down without losing refresh rate.

So currently I’m after a widescreen IPS monitor (I think) to go with my nvidia shield for steam gaming on ultra settings to get everything in all its glory. Currently I’ve a great oled LG 55 but the refresh is 60hz so not ideal. Only thing is if IPS don’t have refresh rates like I understand refresh to be then how it’s going to translate.

I did buy a couple IPS Samsung’s and they seem very easy on the eye compared to an iPad which makes my eyes bleed, don’t ever mention the iMac screens oh my.....I’m lucky to still see
Edited by: "wipe0wt2097" 7th Jan
michty_me07/01/2020 14:00

Would you opt for a VA panel for gaming over an IPS panel then?


VA is the worst panel type for gaming
Keelan_08/01/2020 10:28

VA is the worst panel type for gaming


I thought it was the better compromise between IPS and TN?
ajpwright08/01/2020 11:17

I thought it was the better compromise between IPS and TN?


That's what I was led to believe also.
Looking to buy a 2k 144hz monitor + freesync with about 300 budget. Would this be my best bet?
andersonchenghy08/01/2020 12:31

Looking to buy a 2k 144hz monitor + freesync with about 300 budget. Would …Looking to buy a 2k 144hz monitor + freesync with about 300 budget. Would this be my best bet?



Possibly - once released - awaiting the reviews - might bring the cost down on older models as well...
ajpwright08/01/2020 13:55

Possibly - once released - awaiting the reviews - might bring the cost …Possibly - once released - awaiting the reviews - might bring the cost down on older models as well...


Cheers, still got a month to go. Hopefully some good deals
michty_me07/01/2020 12:05

I was holding out for the LG27GL850 or the LG27GL83 or the new Viewsonic …I was holding out for the LG27GL850 or the LG27GL83 or the new Viewsonic item. Is this worth getting over those two?


Same want the LG but doesn't seem available anywhere inUK. Amazon had it for £329 but hasn't returned and doesn't look like it will...and amazon DE selling it for £100 more

The other IPS option is the Pixio PX7 on Amazon for £399, it uses same panel as the £500+ Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD.
Edited by: "Myriad" 8th Jan
ajpwright08/01/2020 11:17

I thought it was the better compromise between IPS and TN?


The downsides of VA is smearing/ghosting (which is why I think they're the worst for gaming) and crushed blacks.
I prefer TN for motion clarity, IPS is the best colours but costs way more than either TN or VA.
Keelan_08/01/2020 14:22

The downsides of VA is smearing/ghosting (which is why I think they're the …The downsides of VA is smearing/ghosting (which is why I think they're the worst for gaming) and crushed blacks.I prefer TN for motion clarity, IPS is the best colours but costs way more than either TN or VA.



I see, I thought it was the IPS that suffered ghosting and VA gave the middle ground of improved colours over TN but better response / less ghosting over IPS. I need to do some more research!
Edited by: "ajpwright" 8th Jan
Myriad08/01/2020 14:22

Same want the LG but doesn't seem available anywhere inUK. Amazon had it …Same want the LG but doesn't seem available anywhere inUK. Amazon had it for £329 but hasn't returned and doesn't look like it will...and amazon DE selling it for £100 more The other IPS option is the Pixio PX7 on Amazon for £399, it uses same panel as the £500+ Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD.


Thanks I check it out
Model is MAG272QR

Just posting it here for convenience.
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