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MSI Optix MAG321CQR 32" WQHD Non-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1ms 2560 x 1440 Resolution 144Hz Refresh Rate FreeSync Technology Height Adjustable Curved Monitor

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  • Curved Gaming display (1800R) - The best gameplay immersion.
  • Mystic Light - The ultimate gaming finish.
  • WQHD High Resolution - Game titles will even look better, displaying more details due to the WQHD resolution.
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate - Real smooth gaming.
  • 1ms response time - eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • Gaming OSD App - Create the ultimate viewing settings for your game.
  • True colors - DCI-P3 92% & sRGB 122%.
  • AMD FreeSync - prevent screen tearing.
  • Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light - game even longer and prevent eye strain and fatique.
  • Frameless design - Ultimate gameplay experience.
  • 178° wide view angle.

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Optix MAG321CQR CURVED LED GAMING MONITOR

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Optix MAG321CQR CURVED LED GAMING MONITOR

The MSI Optix MAG321CQR curved gaming monitor is designed for gaming perfection. It features a 31.5" viewing real estate and a 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution on a curved panel. The stirring RGB illumination makes the monitor a true eye-catcher, while the Gaming OSD app makes it easy to configure the monitor to your exact preference using just keyboard and mouse. Feel silky smoothness when gaming or playing action-packed videos thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate and fast 1ms response time. It also supports FreeSync technology, for tear-free and stutter-free gaming.

CURVED FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

CURVED FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

MSI gaming monitors use a curved display panel that has a curvature rate of 1800R, which is the most comfortable and suitable for a wide range of applications from general computing to gaming. Curved panels also help with gameplay immersion, making you feel more connected to the entire experience.

THE BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS

THE BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS

The MSI Optix series gaming monitor features a 31.5” WQHD 2560x1440 resolution that allows for even finer details while playing the latest games or watching movies or videos. The Optix series gaming monitor will bring your game textures, characters, and environments to the next level for a more realistic experience.

PERSONALIZE YOUR GAMING RIG

PERSONALIZE YOUR GAMING RIG

Customize and set up your own color scheme through the MSI GAMING APP. With MSI Mystic Light, the Optix MAG321CQR’s RGB lights provide a soft ambient light that can easily be synced with any other Mystic Light enabled gaming product. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the Mystic Light App to match your system style to your taste. Or just turn on gaming echo, letting your monitor back light dance to music you play on the computer.

GAMING OSD APP ADVANTAGES

GAMING OSD APP ADVANTAGES

With the Gaming OSD (on screen display) app it is very easy to setup your gaming monitor. You don’t need to use the buttons on the monitor and go through all the menus, just use the keyboard and mouse to configure your monitor. The app even gives you hotkey options so you can switch settings between different games with ease.

144HZ REFRESH RATE + 1MS RESPONSE TIME

144HZ REFRESH RATE + 1MS RESPONSE TIME

MSI gaming monitors are equipped with a 144hz refresh rate + 1ms response time VA LED panel which has the most benefit in fast moving game genres such as first person shooters, fighters, racing sims, real-time strategy, and sports. An ultra-high refresh rate and fast response time monitor will put you ahead of your competition.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5
Eggcellent 2/28/2020 8:57:53 AM

Pros: Great size, picture, color and overall quality.

144hz

1ms

Big af.

Cons: Big af lol

Overall Review: Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a 31.5 144hz 1440p monitor

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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2/ 5
The Ghosting is Real! Complete waist of money. 2/27/2020 1:42:36 PM

Pros: 144 refresh rate seems to be real. Resolution is nice when not in motion. Joystick control for settings functional. The curve is nice and immersive in games. Bezels are slim and the whole product looks svelte. The anti-glare on the screen is amazing even with studio lights behind me.

Cons: Images are terrible in motion. Objects trail as if I'm on an acid trip no matter what settings I use. Makes graphics rendered by my RTX 2070 Super look like a muddy mess. It's a waist of my rig. Connected to a PS4 Pro(unfortunately at only 1080p) the ghosting is even worse. Also the RGB is nearly non-existent even in a very dark room.

Overall Review: Looks cool but that's about it. The picture quality was unimpressive on first boot. Changed around some settings and thought it looked okay, but side by side with other monitors it just doesn't hold up. Then the horror started as I moved around in games especially in dark areas. Objects were ghosting like crazy. Even in windows there is ghosting especially scrolling webpages. Got it reasonable by changing response time to Fast but ghosting is still very much there using a 2070 Super connected via Display Port. Connecting to my PS4 Pro over HDMI(forced to 1080p) is even worse. Have to change response time to normal to minimize the effect. I only bought this because it was recommended to me by a PC professional and majority of reviews are great so I thought my pleb eyes just needed to get used to it. I started to think maybe my device was defective (right after 30 days of course) because so many reviews are claiming this is the best monitor for the money on the market with virtually no flaws. Then I go through forums and see many people suffering from the same issues being told this is just how it is with VA panels and it's not that bad. What?! I don't understand who can look at this monitor in motion for an extended period and give it 5 stars. I feel bad even trying to resell it. Just know that if you are at all sensitive to ghosting/trailing/smearing this is not the monitor for you.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
This is great with G-sync compatible, Great Screen Colors!!! 2/17/2020 5:19:34 PM

Pros: -Display is big big, with good colors.
-Curved Display , I was curious at first getting my first curved screen, but its really nice and super fast to get used too.
- G-Sync Compatible is great! Used a GTX 2070 and GTX 2080 to run games, ran very smooth, no screen tear and very fast and responsive to my mouse clicks.
-Easy Installation.

Cons: -RGB lights are on the back(kinda pointless)
-Stand does not swivel, up down tilt only.

Overall Review: Do not regret this purchase at all, an absolute steal for the money!

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Donovan,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI Optix MAG321CQR! If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
An Almost Perfect 1440p Gaming Monitor 2/1/2020 3:13:54 AM

Pros: -Curved
-Huge Monitor
-G-sync compatible
-Gaming OSD app (not having to use monitor buttons)
-Audio Output
-Stand extends a great deal, allowing for a wide range of viewing positions.
-Pre set up modes
-Picture in Picture mode for increased productivity
-Mystic Light Compatible
-Customizable Navigation buttons on the back of the monitor
- The "Eye Saver" is nice for those late nights.
-Included HDMI and Displayport cables are a nice bonus.

Cons: Cons
-My only real complaint and I'm really stretching here, is the RGB lighting features on the back aren't very bright. I usually work in a well-lit room and I can only notice the lighting when all my lights are off. This isn't a huge issue as too much lighting may affect the visuals of the monitor itself.

-After a while of use, I noticed the screen darkening in some situations. After a quick google, I found out that it was because I had "HDCR" turned on which affects the brightness. Disabling HDCR fixed the problem.

Overall Review: (Firstly, to answer questions I've frequently seen disagreement about, this monitor *IS G-SYNC COMPATIBLE*!!!)

I decided to upgrade to a 1440p monitor after gaming on a friend's and being blown away in the difference between it and 1080p. I had a few parameters I was looking to meet, and they’re as follows:

-The monitor had to be G-Sync compatible, so I could utilize V-Sync
-Under $400
-I needed a 1ms response, as I play a lot of First Person Shooters.
-This is my only monitor so I wanted it to be LARGE.
-Curved.
-144hz refresh rate.

Let me tell you, I knew I was getting a 32" monitor but when I pulled it out of the box, I realized how large the screen was. It's the perfect size for my desk. In fact, it's so large, I'm considering using it as the monitor for my console gaming as well. NVIDIA doesn't officially recognize it as G-SYNC ready, however, it is still "G-SYNC Compatible", which means you still get to experience G-SYNC essentially. I was worried that it would be difficult for the NVIDIA control panel to recognize it as G-SYNC compatible, however, as soon as I turned on "Freesync" on the monitor, the control panel recognized it as compatible. One of the cooler features of this monitor is that you don't have to fiddle around with the buttons on it to change the settings. There is software that is available on MSI's website (Gaming OSD) that allows you to control all the settings for the monitor via a program on your computer. This feature is invaluable as you don't have to work your way through a clunky interface that might not be very intuitive, such as menu buttons on the monitor itself and whatnot.

I was blown away when I first loaded up some games to test the monitor out. From the Witcher 3 to GTA V to Fortnite, all games look amazing with the extra screen space allowed by 1440p. You don't realize how useful it is until you experience it first hand. I found myself not having to constantly move the mouse around to get a better view of my surroundings.

There are pre-programmed modes like FPS, Racing, and Designer. Most of them have their uses but you can also copy a preset and slightly tweak any setting you want and save it to perfectly tailor the visuals to what you want, but I found myself mostly using the presets.

One feature that I didn't expect to get so much use out of was the Picture in Picture features which allows the screen to display multiple apps at once in different windows, but also can display visuals from completely separate video inputs. This is another one of those features that you might not be able to see yourself using until you actually try it out and see what it can offer. Even though this is my only monitor, I was able to have multiple different apps displayed at once, a really positive for anyone planning on multitasking or general productivity functions.

The stand is very useful in that it extends a great deal out from is original position. Sometimes, during long gaming or work sessions, I have to change the height of my chair due to neck or back pain and the stand helps the monitor stay in the perfect viewing position. It also has a little hole in the middle for cables to be run though, so it helps with desk cable management as well. Another feature that helps with cable management is the 3.5mm audio out. Instead of my soundbar needing to have cables all the way to the computer, I have a shorter audio cable that just connects to the back of this monitor, reducing cable clutter.

This monitor also is compatible with MSI proprietary RGB syncing (Mystic Light). I have an MSI motherboard with an addressable RGB header that I use to control the color of my CPU liquid cooler's fans, my RAM, and the motherboard itself and with this monitor being Mystic Light compatible, its RGB lights sync with all of the other RGB enables components in my build.

Overall, I'm incredibly happy with my purchase. I've had many MSI products over the years and have generally been pleased with all of them. MSI products seem to always be a little cheaper than their competitors in price, while still offering the same features and specs that are important to your everyday PC gaming enthusiast. I would HIGHLY recommend this monitor to anyone considering it as it sits in that sweet spot of affordable price, without sacrificing quality.

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Dear Nick,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI Optix MAG321CQR monitor! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

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MSI Review Team
1/ 5
Display Port Issues 1/30/2020 12:31:34 AM

Cons: Had the worst time trying to get the display port to work. edit's elsewhere advise leaving the monitor and the DP port unplugged for 10 minutes and then reconnect. Even the ODS gaming software didn't help to trigger the DP port, nor the onboard DP port. The box came with no instructions either. Not a good experience with it.

Overall Review: Not sure if I'd recommend this for the user looking for an easy set up.

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Dear Logan,

We are sorry to hear you experienced trouble with the DisplayPort on your Optix MAG321CQR monitor. If you would like technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
SO-SO Monitor 1/24/2020 10:42:44 PM

Pros: Big Nice looking no dead Pixels and lots of features

Cons: I own two of these both have the same issue they don't wait from sleep, Tested on a Thread ripper RTX 2080ti and on my X299 1080ti MSI did offer to RMA them but I can't have my computer down for week so for now I am just living with having to reach over and power cycle them each time my computer wakes from sleep

Overall Review: 3.5 Eggs

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI Optix monitor! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
5/ 5
Smooth and great for the price 1/11/2020 2:59:35 PM

Pros: -for the performance this monitor is amazing
-perfect level of video quality and refresh rate
-RGB lights

Cons: -no way to change the RGB lights

Overall Review: very affordable, and amazing quality

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI Optix monitor! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
WARNING! DO NOT BUY 1/11/2020 7:52:46 AM

Cons: - G sync compatible, but not certified.
- Ghosting

Overall Review: - Gaming on this is a nightmare. The pixel response time is terrible. Ghosting is a major issue with this monitor and there really is no way around it. Do not waste your money with on this. If you're looking for a g sync compatible monitor, find on that is certified and stay away from MSI VA panel monitors as they are complete trash.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Nickolas,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Optix MAG321CQR. We are sorry to hear you had ghosting issues while using the monitor. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usrma@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 888.447.6564 from M to F, 5am to 4am Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JM03182019001 | usreview@msi.com
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