CES 2022: MSI announced the MSI MEG 271Q Mini LED monitor with 300Hz refresh and high range

CES 2022: MSI announced the MSI MEG 271Q Mini LED monitor with 300Hz refresh and high range

CES 2022

MSI news for CES 2022 include updates to cases and peripherals, among which the new MSI x Evangelion e: Project Edition line stands out, and several gaming laptops updated with the latest Intel CPUs and the latest Nvidia GPUs, here our overview. But there is also space for monitors, another workhorse of the Taiwanese company, among which the MSI MEG 271Q stands out, the first Mini LED with 1440p Rapid IPS panel that enjoys the advantages of both technologies including very high brightness, local dimming, low response times, extremely high refresh in relation to resolution and high range.

The use of over a thousand Mini LEDs results in very high brightness and 500 local dimming zones, with all the advantages of the case for the HDR that not surprisingly reaches the DisplayHDR 1000 certification. All seasoned with 1 millisecond of GtG response time, 300 Hz refresh with 1440p resolution, G-Sync Ultimate, DCI-P3 color coverage of 97 % and contrast impossible on a normal IPS with W-LED backlight.

The MSI MEG 271Q monitor promises a high quality image in any situation We therefore expect very high image quality in any situation, starting from the desktop to getting to gaming at very high speed. But it will take a while, presumably, before you can touch it with your hand. MSI has not in fact communicated possible dates and has not given us indications on the price which obviously, given the characteristics, we expect it to be quite high.

MSI MEG 271Q data sheet

Diagonal: 27 Panel: Radi IPS Mini LED Resolution: QHD 16: 9 (2560x1440p) Refresh rate: up to 300 Hz Gamma: 97% DCI-P3 gamma coverage Response time: 1 ms GtG Luminance: over 1000 nits HDR: DisplayHDR 1000 Recommended Price: n / a

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The Best Laptops of CES 2022

Asus clearly aimed for the stars this CES, and it made a stop somewhere in space along the way. One of the most visually striking laptops I’ve seen in a long time, the ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition was made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Asus’s laptops—the P6300 and P6100—reaching orbit on the Soviet Union-built Mir space station.

It does so with a unique design on the lid and deck that contain various nods to the space age. The dots on the lid, for example, are morse code for the Latin “ad astra per aspera” (meaning “through hardships to the stars”) while the etchings represent the Mir station and the arced lines symbolize a space capsule.

Drawing even more attention is a tiny 3.5-inch OLED panel offset on the right side of the lid. Inspired by the spaceship’s data sheet, this ZenVision panel lets you display a customizable message, be that a word, animation, or static image (not unlike the dot-matrix grid on the Zephyrus G14). And since that wasn’t otherworldly enough, this laptop passed U.S. Space Systems Command Standard SMC-S-016A durability standards for good measure.

The ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition stood out for its design, but the specs are nothing to scoff at, either. It has a 14-inch, 2880 x 1800 OLED display at 90Hz with 550 nits of peak brightness, and is powered by up to a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 H-series CPU with Iris Xe graphics, up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD.