MSI MEG 342C (QD-OLED)

MSI MEG 342C (QD-OLED)

MSI MEG 342C (QD-OLED)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
4.9
CASUAL GAMING: Best in Class9.5/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.1/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.7/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Excellent9.4/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.2/10
CONTRAST: Best in Class10.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Best in Class10.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.2/10
RESPONSE TIME: Best in Class9.5/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.6/10

The MSI MEG 342C (QD-OLED) is a premium-priced monitor with an OLED screen, which delivers exceptional contrast and color volume, making it outstanding for HDR gaming and media consumption. With a high refresh rate and low response time, it excels in casual and competitive gaming. However, its glossy coating can reflect light, which may be distracting, and its text quality is only fair, potentially making it less ideal for productivity tasks that involve a lot of reading or text manipulation. For digital and print photo editing, it offers a wide color gamut, but it is not the best choice for HDR video editing. With multiple HDMI 2.1 and a DisplayPort 1.4, it supports the latest gaming consoles and high-end graphics cards, but limited USB ports might require you to invest in a separate hub for connecting multiple devices. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent color depth and volume
  • Great for HDR gaming and media
  • High refresh rate for smooth gameplay
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic positioning
Cons
  • Lower productivity due to smaller text
  • Not ideal for competitive gaming
  • Limited port variety
  • Moderate peak brightness

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
4.9
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.9
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$850
Screen Size
34"
Resolution
3440 x 1440
Screen Type
OLED
Screen Sub-type
QD-OLED
Refresh Rate
175Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
Inf:1
SDR Peak Brightness
236 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
446 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
Yes
sRGB Color Gamut
98.9 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
1.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 175 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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7.2/10
Ghosting Score
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9.5/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
110 PPI
Coating
Glossy
Text Clarity Score
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6.6/10
Image Clarity Score
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7.1/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
2
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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