MSI entered the display market just a couple of years ago, and relatively rare for the the commodity-driven monitor market, MSI has opted to spend a good deal of effort putting together monitors to address niche markets. One of such monitors is the Prestige PC341WU, a 5K LCD designed for professional/prosumer users who require high color accuracy.
MSI’s Prestige PC341WU uses LG’s 34-inch Nano-IPS panel, which is a 21:9 aspect ratio panel with a 5120×2160 resolution. The monitor sports a 450 nits typical brightness, 600 nits peak brightness, a 1200:1 contrast ratio, a 8 ms response time, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Being a professional monitor, the LCD can display 1.07 billion colors (8-Bit+FRC) and reproduce 100% of the sRGB and 98% of the DCI-P3 color spaces. Furthermore, the monitor carries VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 badge, so it has to support at least HDR10. Unfortunately, MSI doesn’t list anything about factory calibration for the display.
The ultra-wide 5K monitor offers DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB Type-C inputs. This allows it to be compatible with all PCs available today, including those that only feature Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C ports. In addition, the LCD has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub, an SD card reader, and audio connectors.
Like other professional-grade monitors, the MSI Prestige PC341 supports Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) capabilities that are required by those who connect more than one PCs to a single display. Also, it features a special Creator OSD to enable professional to fine-tune the monitor for their needs. Last but not least, the LCD comes with an adjustable stand that can regulate height, tilt, and swivel.
The Prestige PC341WU will be available in the US starting from September 16, 2019, at an MSRP of $1,199.99. For a limited time, before the end of this month, B&H will offer the display with a $200 gift card.
|The MSI Prestige 5K Display|
|Panel||34-inch Nano IPS|
|Native Resolution||5120 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||8 ms GtG|
|Brightness||450 cd/m² (typical)
450 cd/m² (peak)
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Gamut||100% sRGB/BT.709
|Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech||–|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1554 mm²|
|Pixel Density||163 PPI|
|Audio||3.5 mm output
3.5 mm input
|USB Hub||2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
|Card Reader||SD Card Reader|
|Stand Adjustments||Height: ? mm
Tilt: -?˚ -?˚
Swivel: -?˚ – ?˚
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