Modern enthusiasts often want one of two things from their monitor: high frame rates, or great color reproduction. MSI is certainly going for the latter in its new 5Kx2K display, the PS341WU. This is a 5120x2160 21:9 monitor that offers 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut with a DeltaE of under 3, and comes with HDR600 certification. The display also has an AdobeRGB mode (92-93%), and an sRGB mode. The unit has a nanoIPS display, supporting 4-way picture-by-picture.

The look of this monitor is great. I had some time for hands on, and the fact that it is like a standard 4K monitor but with 33% extra room on the side really gels well with what would be my normal workflow. MSI said that it hits the HDR600 specification by being 600 nits peak, 500 nits typical.

The monitor can switch between color modes using the OSD, a macro button on the rear, or through software installed on the system. The design goes great with the new P100 system. MSI states that they expect the monitor to be available in Q3, at a cost of $1299, which is $200 cheaper than equivalent competition. Perhaps I should start reviewing monitors(!).

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  • npz - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Finally a wide aspect monitor that doesn't cut the vertical resolution Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Monday, May 27, 2019 - link

    16:9 would be 5120x2880 but I guess if you were expecting 21:9, this is correct. Reply
  • FXi - Sunday, May 26, 2019 - link

    Highly approve of the resolution but not the "white" like others here have noted. I do hope that someone adopts this resolution on something a bit bigger, sort of a widescreen version of a 31.5" 4k monitor, meaning high dpi but not too high but wider than the 31.5's are now Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - link

    Why do I still feel like getting an old second-handed EIZO? Reply
  • bug77 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - link

    MSI is mum about the local dimming solution. Having seen monitors carrying the DisplayHDR certification with as little as 8 zones, I'm going to need a little more before getting excited about this.

    White isn't my cup of tea either, but wth, how often am I looking at the back of my monitor?
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