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MSI Optix G272 Review

True Score

71
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Experts

78
189

Consumers

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Expert Rankings

Reviewers were happy with the MSI Optix G272, recommending it for gaming and office use. They praised its VRR tech, 144Hz refresh rate, and decent colors. However, they criticized Full HD resolution and low contrast ratio. The MSI Optix MAG271CQR, which features a 3,372:1 contrast ratio, is a good alternative for users who prioritize dark room performance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The MSI Optix G272 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2021, promising a competitive edge to gamers. Featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and variable refresh rate technology, it’s a good pick for people seeking the best computer monitors on the market. It has a very low input lag and super-fast response time, providing responsive gameplay. This 27-inch monitor has a Full HD resolution and decent peak brightness that will gamers and office users. Equipped with an IPS panel, this device provides decent viewing angles. Continue reading our MSI Optix G272 review and discover how it measures up against the most popular gaming monitors available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The MSI Optix G272 pleased experts. They approved it for gaming. Analysts at Digital Trend praised its 144Hz refresh rate and low 4.3 ms input lag. Gamers seeking a faster refresh rate should check out the 165Hz MSI Optix G27C6. Tests revealed a total response time of 8.6 ms. Its viewing angles were okay but worse than for most IPS panel displays. The device covers 98.6% of the sRGB color space, and testers recommended it for casual content editing. Browse our LG 27GP850-B review for a device with a wide color gamut. Product testers commented that the 300-nit peak brightness was decent. Although it doesn’t have certified NVIDIA or AMD support, it features variable refresh rate. However, Notebook Check was displeased by the 1920 x 1080 resolution. Consider the LG34GP950G-B review for a larger screen with an excellent 3440 x 1440 resolution. Also, tests revealed a contrast ratio of just 807:1, which resulted in poor dark room performance during testing and it has older HDMI 1.4 ports and lacks USB.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding response time and input lag
  • VRR tech
  • 144Hz refresh rate

Reason to Avoid

  • So-so viewing angles
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Low pixel density
  • HDMI 1.4 ports
  • VRR only works over DisplayPort

MSI Optix G272 Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)300
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,403
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)5.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.6
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)28
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26

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MSI Optix G272 Review

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The MSI Optix G272 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2021, promising a competitive edge to gamers. Featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and variable…

The MSI Optix G272 is an entry-level gaming monitor released in 2021, promising a competitive edge to gamers. Featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and variable refresh rate technology, it’s a good pick for people seeking the best computer monitors on the market. It has a very low input lag and super-fast response time, providing responsive gameplay. This 27-inch monitor has a Full HD resolution and decent peak brightness that will gamers and office users. Equipped with an IPS panel, this device provides decent viewing angles. Continue reading our MSI Optix G272 review and discover how it measures up against the most popular gaming monitors available today.

The MSI Optix G273 boasts a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to the 144Hz rate of the MSI Optix G272. However, the G272 has a…

The MSI Optix G273 boasts a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to the 144Hz rate of the MSI Optix G272. However, the G272 has a faster 8.6 ms total response time compared to the 12.7 ms of the G273.

Featuring the same Full HD resolution, 27-inch screen, and 144Hz refresh rate, the MSI Optix G272 and the MSI Optix G271 are very similar. One…

Featuring the same Full HD resolution, 27-inch screen, and 144Hz refresh rate, the MSI Optix G272 and the MSI Optix G271 are very similar. One prominent difference is that the MSI Optix G271 features AMD FreeSync, while the MSI Optix G273 has generic VRR tech.

The AOC 24G2 has a faster 8.1 ms total response time compared to the 8.6 ms of the MSI Optix G272. The AOC display also…

The AOC 24G2 has a faster 8.1 ms total response time compared to the 8.6 ms of the MSI Optix G272. The AOC display also stands out because of a Black Frame Insertion feature, which is lacking on the MSI device.

Display Type

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

HDR Format

n/a

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Screen size

27"

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Customer Score

78

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71

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