Two minute review
With its 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1440, the MSI Modern MD271QP business monitor aims to be your “window to the world”. The monitor has a slim design with minimal bezels on the top and sides, while the controls and MSI logo can be found on the bottom of the screen, along with a pair of built-in 1W speakers.
In addition to being quite slim, the modern MD271QP’s stand can tilt, swivel and swivel, while you can raise or lower the monitor’s height. The monitor also has VESA mounting holes on the back in case you prefer to use it with a monitor arm rather than the stand.
MSI has included a variety of ports including HDMI (1.4), USB Type-C, DisplayPort (1.2) and an audio jack so you can easily connect your laptop or computer to the modern MD271QP. A 75Hz refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling, while MSI Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies prevent your eyes from straining or fatigued.
While we wish MSI had added some cable management features, used slightly louder built-in speakers, and supplied the monitor with a USB-C cable to connect it to a laptop, overall we were quite happy with the design and performance. performance of the modern MD271QP. If you’re looking for a 27-inch, 1440p monitor that caters to business users as opposed to gamers, this could be the perfect device to enhance your work-from-home setup.
Prices and availability
The MSI Modern MD271QP is currently available direct from MSI for 259.99, but you need to go to B&H Photos instead if you want to buy the white version which costs $10 more at 269.99. However, if you like the design of this monitor, don’t mind the downgrade from 1440p to 1080p, and don’t plan on using a DisplayPort connection, you can MSI (Modern MD271P) from Amazon for under $200.
With the Modern MD271QP, MSI has really outdone itself when it comes to monitor design. This monitor (as well as the MD241) even won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2021 for having a “sleek, understated design characterized by a sleek silhouette and curved lines”.
This 27-inch WQHD monitor has super-thin bezels on the top and sides, while the MSI logo and on-screen display buttons are located at the bottom. The two 1W speakers are also located at the bottom of the screen.
While the front of the monitor is flat, the back curves toward the center where the display attaches to the included stand. However, thanks to the 75 x 75 mm VESA holes on the back of the MSI Modern MD271QP, you can also attach it to a monitor arm. The included stand is round at the top and can be attached to the back of the display without tools. A black center piece that connects to the square base of the stand holds the monitor up and also allows you to adjust its height.
All ports of the MSI Modern MD271QP are located in a recess on the back of the monitor. Here you’ll find one HDMI 1.4 port, one DisplayPort (1.2), one USB Type-C port that provides an HDMI 2.0 signal, and a headphone jack, along with the unit’s DC power port.
Installation and hardware
The Modern MD271QP Monitor Shipped To: Slice Mag Pro arrived for review in a large brown box with a picture of the front and back of the unit on it and a handle for easy transport.
Once unpacked, we were left with the monitor itself, the base of the stand, the monitor arm, an instruction booklet, an HDMI cable and the DC power adapter.
While the base of the stand needs to be screwed into the monitor arm with a hand screw, the monitor arm just needs to be aligned and pushed in until it clicks into place.
Here are the full specs of the MSI Modern MD271QP monitor shipped to: Slice Mag Pro for rating:
Panel Size: 27-inch
Panel type: IPS
Solution: 2560 x 1440 (WQHD)
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Contrast: 1000:1 (TYPE)
Refresh rate: 75 Hz
Response time: 5ms
VESA: 75 x 75mm
entrances: 1 x HDMI (1.4), 1 x USB Type-C (HDMI 2.0 signal), 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x headphone jack
Amendment: Tilt (-5° to 20°), Swivel (-30° to 30°), Swivel (-90° to 90°), Height-adjustable stand (110 mm)
Weight: 5.8kg (12.79lbs)
Dimensions: 613.5 x 401.5 x 200.81mm (24.15 x 15.81 x 7.91in)
Overall, the assembly process was quite easy and only took a few minutes. We also appreciated the Modern MD271QP’s tool-less design and clear assembly instructions.
When it comes to the specs of the Modern MD271QP, the monitor has a 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (WQHD). The panel has a refresh rate of 75 Hz, a response time of 5 ms, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 (TYP) and can display 16.7 million colors at 8 bits. The HDMI, DisplayPort and USB Type-C ports are also all capable of delivering a resolution of 2560 x 1440 at 75 Hz. The modern MD271QP can display 250 nits of brightness and the anti-reflection surface treatment makes it easy to use the monitor in brightly lit rooms.
The two 1W speakers were loud enough for basic video conferencing and content viewing online, although you may want to hook up external speakers or use the audio jack on the back of the monitor instead if you want to crank up the volume even more.
In use and performance
Since MSI also sent the Summit E16 Flip 2-in-1 laptop for review, we first tested the modern MD271QP monitor by placing the unit on a laptop stand and connecting the two with a USB-C cable. Getting everything set up was quick and effortless, but you’ll need to provide your own USB-C cable as it’s not included in the box. Still, the image quality was clear and the monitor was able to power and charge the laptop at the same time.
During our second round of testing, we decided to connect the monitor to a PC via HDMI, although DisplayPort 1.2 is also available. The modern MD271QP was instantly recognized by Windows and its 1440p resolution gave us enough screen space to easily run two programs side by side.
Since the modern MD271QP can tilt, swivel, pivot and adjust the height, we had no problem making sure the center of the monitor was aligned with our eyes. This was also the case when used with a raised standing desk, which cannot be said for all monitors.
One of the things we really liked about the modern MD271QP was the OSD menu. Not only are all the buttons labeled at the bottom right of the monitor, but the text in the OSD menu is large enough to read and navigating was easy too. Here you can switch inputs and adjust the contrast, dynamic contrast ratio, color temperature and aspect ratio. MSI also included the ability to turn off the monitor after one minute of inactivity, as well as an eco mode so it consumes less power overall.
If you’re looking for a 1440p monitor to use when you’re working from home or perhaps to boost your productivity in the office, the Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor (S2722DZ) is another viable, albeit somewhat more expensive, alternative at $399 at the time. of writing. It has a similar design to the modern MD271QP, but also has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and even a pop-up webcam for video calls. The two integrated 5W speakers are louder too, and the stand has a hole in the center to help you route cables neatly from the monitor to your PC.
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