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Should You Buy an MSI PC Monitor?

Matthew
Updated 25 February 2021
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should you buy an MSI PC Monitor?

MSI is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its webcams.

If you are wondering how MSI PC monitors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,500 PC monitors by objectively and impartially analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,700 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

MSI are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $150 for the G241 which has a display diagonal of 24" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $898 for the PS321URV which has a display diagonal of 32" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new MSI PC monitor is $420.

MSI are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors.

Is MSI the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are MSI PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

MSI is ranked the No. 12 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that MSI is the 12th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
9,555 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
8,729 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
16,956 reviews
#4
United States
94%
94%
8,521 reviews
#5
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,903 reviews
#6
HP
United States
93%
93%
5,050 reviews
#7
South Korea
91%
91%
7,651 reviews
#8
Taiwan
90%
90%
11,488 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
90%
90%
456 reviews
#10
China
88%
88%
1,103 reviews
#11
AOC
Taiwan
87%
87%
8,408 reviews
#12
MSI
82%
82%
519 reviews
#13
Netherlands
82%
82%
1,860 reviews
#14
Japan
81%
81%
576 reviews
#15
80%
80%
42 reviews
#16
Gigabyte
76%
76%
81 reviews
#17
ELO
75%
75%
4 reviews
#18
Alienware
United States
74%
74%
564 reviews
#19
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#20
GeChic
72%
72%
54 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Japan
69%
69%
1 review
#23
Viotek
68%
68%
10 reviews
#24
LILLIPUT
68%
68%
1 review
#25
67%
67%
453 reviews
#26
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#27
Japan
64%
64%
2,720 reviews
#28
Viewera
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
AG Neovo
62%
62%
1 review
#30
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
DoubleSight
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
CTL
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
ZOWIE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Taiwan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
Elo TouchSystems
57%
57%
2 reviews
#38
Aopen
55%
55%
4 reviews
#39
Mimo Monitors
55%
55%
0 reviews
#40
Tatung
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Pelco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
ADTECHNO
53%
53%
0 reviews
#45
Wacom
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how MSI PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
MSI PC Monitors

MSI have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a MSI PC monitor being 62%. MSI also have a number of great features including MSI Gaming Centre, Mystic Light and MSI Remote Display App which sets them apart from the competition.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of MSI PC monitor is $26 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

There's a smaller selection of MSI PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with only 15 MSI PC monitors currently on the market in the US. MSI PC monitors also tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$244
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,599
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$420
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $6,099
Price Distribution of MSI PC Monitors

What Do the MSI PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every MSI PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for MSI and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

MSI logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
13
4 stars
11
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
MSI logo

User Reviews

5 stars
307
4 stars
63
3 stars
27
2 stars
17
1 star
31
MSI has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for MSI PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to MSI PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Asus Benq AOC Philips LG MSI
prad.de logo
74%
37 reviews
73%
25 reviews
64%
10 reviews
71%
14 reviews
79%
36 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
91%
20 reviews
91%
23 reviews
89%
14 reviews
90%
7 reviews
90%
18 reviews
93%
5 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
15 reviews
78%
25 reviews
77%
13 reviews
77%
19 reviews
85%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
24 reviews
87%
11 reviews
79%
17 reviews
81%
17 reviews
73%
12 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
17 reviews
73%
24 reviews
72%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
82%
30 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
8 reviews
82%
14 reviews
kitguru.net logo
85%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
17 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
75%
11 reviews
77%
15 reviews
80%
15 reviews
77%
15 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
14 reviews
91%
9 reviews
76%
11 reviews
80%
12 reviews
76%
11 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
80%
15 reviews
80%
6 reviews
78%
14 reviews
76%
16 reviews
75%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
10 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
91%
16 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
16 reviews
82%
17 reviews
80%
17 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
84%
4 reviews
85%
25 reviews
86%
18 reviews
91%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
14 reviews
85%
4 reviews
76%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
82%
21 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
90%
1 review
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
89%
13 reviews
90%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
75%
11 reviews
79%
10 reviews
80%
4 reviews
70%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
79%
8 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
89%
7 reviews
87%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
84%
8 reviews
87%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
83%
6 reviews
77%
7 reviews
77%
9 reviews
83%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
69%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
467 reviews
68%
349 reviews
61%
350 reviews
62%
248 reviews
64%
206 reviews
43%
12 reviews
Average
81%
728 reviews
81%
587 reviews
78%
584 reviews
79%
466 reviews
81%
393 reviews
76%
21 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have MSI PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 18 industry awards for MSI PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards received by MSI to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

MSI has won 18 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus Benq AOC Philips LG MSI
hardware.info logo
17
16
11
10
11
kitguru.net logo
21
5
15
15
1
uk.hardware.info logo
10
13
12
7
8
prad.de logo
14
10
5
1
10
chip.com.my logo
11
10
7
4
2
1
tomshardware.com logo
9
14
7
1
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
11
8
1
2
ua.gecid.com logo
17
1
2
5
3
Expert Reviews logo
5
6
10
4
2
greentechreviews.ru logo
14
8
3
altomdata.dk logo
7
3
8
6
1
xfastest.com logo
12
3
6
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
8
5
6
3
1
HEXUS.net logo
7
5
5
5
1
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
gamezoom.net logo
1
9
10
benchmark.pl logo
2
5
7
6
Digital Versus logo
8
6
2
2
1
xtremehardware.com logo
4
4
5
5
PC Mag logo
6
5
4
3
Other Expert Sites
348
171
191
113
92
16
Total
544
292
323
199
161
18

How Reliable Are MSI PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of MSI PC monitors. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of MSI PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think MSI PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that MSI PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for MSI PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

it managed to impress us with its build quality
techporn.ph
MSI has put together a very attractive gaming display that ticks all the right boxes
kitguru.net
the stand is very sturdy
Bestbuy.com
Great build quality Fantastic performance in game with the 1ms response time
amazon.co.uk
Stand is sturdy it actually turns on when my xbox turns on
Walmart.com
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
The build quality is top notch with its very stable metal stand
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

it broke otherwise it's good
Walmart.com
The only problem I had was that 1 of the 3 monitors was pretty much broken
Newegg.com
switched it on the screen is broken
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On MSI PC Monitors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of MSI PC monitors that set them apart from the competition. These include MSI Gaming Centre, Mystic Light and MSI Remote Display App.

MSI Gaming Centre

MSI PC monitors that feature MSI Gaming Centre include the MSI Optix G271 ($210) and the MSI Optix AG32C ($293).

MSI Mystic Light

MSI PC monitors that feature Mystic Light include the MSI Optix G271 ($210) and the MSI Optix MAG272CQR ($329).

MSI Remote Display App

MSI PC monitors that feature MSI Remote Display App include the MSI Optix MAG341CQ ($400) and the MSI Optix G271 ($210).

What is the Best Budget Choice MSI PC Monitor?

MSI Optix G241VC

$149.99
Adorama
MSI Optix G241VC
Buy Now
MSI Optix G241VC
24"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $149.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the MSI Optix G241VC makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (1ms)
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)
High typical contrast ratio (3000:1)
Features Picture-in-Picture support

A very economical to run and award winning 24" PC screen, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play, supports NVIDIA G-Sync and has an HDMI. Customers report that this PC screen has a good screen, it has a brilliant picture quality and it's really well designed.

95
Reviews
109 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that MSI Optix G241VC has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an MSI PC Monitor?
Is MSI the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the MSI PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have MSI PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are MSI PC Monitors?
Features to Look Out For On MSI PC Monitors
MSI Gaming Centre
MSI Mystic Light
MSI Remote Display App
What is the Best Budget Choice MSI PC Monitor?

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