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MSI Optix G271 27" IPS 1080p 144Hz 1ms FreeSync monitor @ Costco $159.99+FS thru 8/1

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Costco has an MSI Optix G271 monitor [costco.com] for $160 ($40 off regular price) till Aug 1, with free shipping.

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Specs:
  • 27" 1920x1080
  • IPS screen (matte)
  • 144Hz
  • 1ms
  • FreeSync
  • 2x HDMI 1.4b
  • 1x Displayport 1.2a
  • 9lb
I got one earlier this month for $180 and was largely satisfied. No dead/stuck pixels. Bless Costco's price protection Please

Misc pros:
  • Mini-joystick for settings navigation. Clicking is loud.
  • Brightness can go really low, enough for usage in a dark room.
Misc cons:
  • Wide, pointy base
  • No built-in speakers
  • Wake from sleep feels kinda slow, a few seconds.
  • USB-C video from my laptop and phone, using an HDMI adapter, does not work. It works on other monitors. Not sure if I'm missing a setting somewhere that's interfering with it.
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I see a lot of recent comments on Costco website about dead pixels.
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What's the warranty on dead pixels?
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Is this decent for work purposes?
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Quote from shamsq :
Is this decent for work purposes?
Pretty much any monitor is decent for work purposes unless it's an old CRT.
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Vesa mount?
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got this for 200 months ago. vesa compatible and great overall monitor with costco return policy. I wish I didn't get the curve monoprice at 200 yesterday lol
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Quote from Spideym8 :
What's the warranty on dead pixels?
Aside from Costco's 90-day returns? According to MSI [msi.com] for gaming monitors:
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MSI Monitor do not have 0 pixel defect warranty DOT Policy : Bright Dot > 3 Dots, Bright dot gap < L >=15mm

Dark Dot > 5 Dots

DOT Definition:

Bright Dots: Dots appear bright and unchanged in size in, which module is displaying under BLACK pattern

Dark Dots: Dots appear dark and unchanged in size in, which module is displaying under pure red, green, or blue pattern.
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Vesa mount?
Yeah. From the manual [msi.com]:
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VESA Mounting

■ Plate Type: 100 x 100 mm
■ Screw Type: M4x10 mm
  • Thread Diameter: 4 mm
  • Thread Pitch: 0.7 mm
  • Thread Length: 10 mm
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I had been waiting for these to go back on sale, so I picked up a paid today. My plan is to replace my 40" TV with these for my work laptop. I hooked up one so far and need to test for dead pixels. If it's ok, I'll hook up the other one.
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I tried 2 of these about 6 months ago. First had really bad light "bleed" around the edges and second had numerous dead pixels.
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Just picked one up… these usually go on sale but were stuck at $200 for a good few months. So far really enjoying it, and for those with a PS5, yes this monitor is compatible and can run consistently at 120FPS at 1080p.
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Isn't 1080p at this size kind of low?
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Quote from craig.678 :
Isn't 1080p at this size kind of low?
To my eyes:
  • 21.5" 1080p (102.46 ppi) is too small
  • 24" 1080p (91.79 ppi) is OK
  • 27" 1080p (81.59 ppi) is OK
  • 32" 1440p (91.79 ppi) is OK
It's no coincidence that 32" 1440 and 24" 1080p have the same ppi (91.79). I think stepping up to 1440p at 27" (108.79 ppi) would be too small for me again.

That said, I felt like website redesigns were growing too large in recent years at 1080p, and suddenly it all made sense when I upgraded to 32" 1440p. I could see more vertical content again, and fonts were reasonable again. I could use Google News and Engadget without zooming out 80-90%. Clearly web designers think everyone's on 32" 1440p monitors LMAO
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Think this is more or less the same one I ordered a few months ago... was DOA out of the box. Probably an outlier though. At least Costco has a decent return process, and I *think* MSI would have replaced it if I contacted them within 30 days of purchase
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Quote from Korbo :
To my eyes:
  • 21.5" 1080p (102.46 ppi) is too small
  • 24" 1080p (91.79 ppi) is OK
  • 27" 1080p (81.59 ppi) is OK
  • 32" 1440p (91.79 ppi) is OK
It's no coincidence that 32" 1440 and 24" 1080p have the same ppi (91.79). I think stepping up to 1440p at 27" (108.79 ppi) would be too small for me again.

That said, I felt like website redesigns were growing too large in recent years at 1080p, and suddenly it all made sense when I upgraded to 32" 1440p. I could see more vertical content again, and fonts were reasonable again. I could use Google News and Engadget without zooming out 80-90%. Clearly web designers think everyone's on 32" 1440p monitors LMAO
Sounds like a personal problem
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