MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus Monitor Review

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Looking for a new monitor that’s affordable, compact and reasonably well equipped? Then bugger off, you’re in the wrong place today! The new MSI Optix MEG381CQR is here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and it’s all out of bubblegum. At a multi-wallet busting £2000, it’s not a cheap endeavour, but for a high-end gaming setup, workstation or editing suite, the massive and feature-packed panel it offers is sure to delight.

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus

It features the latest Rapid IPS panel technology with a 1ms response time, and it promises exceptional colour performance with 96.2% DCI-P3 and 128.7% SRGB. It has a UWQHD+ resolution, or to put that into something you can understand, 3840 x 1600 pixels, which is nice, as most monitors of this shape only have 1440 pixels on the vertical axis. It has Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate, a 175 Hz refresh rate, VESA Display HDR600, and much more, so really, you are just going to get the best out of movies, games, editing suites and more with relative ease. Furthermore, it has MSI’s innovative HMI (Human Machine Interface), which is really their marketing team going wild to explain a dial on the side of the monitor haha, bless em, but I’ll admit it’s actually pretty cool.

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus Monitor Review


  • Rapid IPS Panel – Provides 1ms fast response time, optimizes screen colors and brightness.
  • 3840 x 1600 UWQHD+ High Resolution – Games will look even better, displaying more details.
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) – choose settings more conveniently and intuitively with the cooperation of the Gaming Dial and a Assistance monitor.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE – Prevent screen tearing or stuttering, producing ultra-smooth lag-free gameplay.
  • 175Hz Refresh Rate – Respond faster with smoother frames.
  • 1ms Response Time – Eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.
  • VESA DisplayHDR 600 – Stunning visuals through contrast and shadow adjustment.
  • Game Sense + Mystic Light – Conductively enables external game alerts via RGB LED lighting with the hottest competitive online games.
  • Best User Experience – Included a camera cradle and mouse bungee that provide you the best user experience.
MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus Monitor Review

What MSI Had to Say

“Ехреrіеnсе аdvаnсеd аnd рrесіѕе gаmерlау wіth thе МЅІ Орtіх МЕG381СQR Рluѕ Моnіtоr. Dеѕіgnеd tо оffеr ѕmооth gаmіng аnd соlоur ассurасу, thе Орtіх ѕеrіеѕ mоnіtоr ѕhоwсаѕеѕ а wіdе 96.5 сm dіѕрlау wіth а 21:9 ІРЅ раnеl. Тhіѕ іntuіtіvе mоnіtоr fеаturеѕ а VЕЅА DіѕрlауНDR 600 thаt оffеrѕ ѕtunnіng рісturе quаlіtу fоr рlауіng іntеrасtіvе gаmеѕ, оr wаtсhіng mоvіеѕ, ѕhоwѕ, еtс. Іtѕ іntеllіgеntlу dеѕіgnеd сurvеd dіѕрlау еnѕurеѕ а wіdе vіеwіng аnglе thаt іѕ соmfоrtаblе tо thе еуеѕ. Fоr hаrd-соrе соmреtіtіvе gаmеrѕ, thе mоnіtоr іntrоduсеѕ а GаmеЅеnѕе fеаturе thаt nоtіfіеѕ аbоut lоw-hеаlth, іnсоmіng dаmаgе, аnd mоrе, vіа thе RGВ LЕD lіghtѕ. Тhіѕ fеаturе еnаblеѕ mоrе аwаrеnеѕѕ оf thе gаmіng еnvіrоnmеnt аnd рlауеr ѕtаtіѕtісѕ іn rеаl-tіmе. Аlѕо, thе mоnіtоr оffеrѕ а mоuѕе bungее thаt hоldѕ thе mоuѕе wіrе іn іtѕ рlасе, еlіmіnаtіng dіѕtrасtіоnѕ whіlе рlауіng. А vоlumе соntrоl knоb іѕ рlасеd оn thе mоnіtоr fоr mоrе соnvеnіеnсе.” – MSI

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For in-depth specifications, please check out the official product page here.

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