With its 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, the MSI Modern MD271QP professional monitor is your “window on the world”. The monitor has a sleek design with minimal bezels at the top and either side while its controls and the MSI logo sit at the base of the screen along with a pair of built-in 1W speakers.
In addition to being fairly slim, the Modern MD271QP’s stand can tilt, swivel, and swivel while allowing you to raise or lower the height of the monitor. 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 straining.
While we wish MSI had included some cable management features, used slightly more powerful built-in speakers, and shipped the monitor with a USB-C cable to connect it to a laptop, overall we were pretty happy with the design and performance of the Modern MD271QP. If you’re looking for a 27-inch 1440p monitor that’s aimed at business users rather than gamers, this could be the perfect device to enhance your work from home experience.
Price and availability
the MSI Modern MD271QP is currently available direct from MSI for 259.99 but you’ll need to head to B&H Photography instead if you want to grab the white version which is $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 choose the Modern MSI MD271P from Amazon for less than $200.
With the modern MD271QP, MSI has truly outdone itself when it comes to monitor design. In fact, this monitor (along with the MD241) actually won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2021 to have a “pure and sober design characterized by a slender silhouette and curved lines”.
This 27-inch WQHD monitor has super thin bezels at the top and either side while the MSI logo and on-screen display buttons sit on the bottom. The two 1W speakers are also housed at the base of the screen.
While the front of the monitor is flat, its rear curves towards the center where the screen attaches to the included stand. However, thanks to the inclusion of 75 x 75mm VESA holes on the back of the MSI Modern MD271QP, you can also attach it to a monitor arm. The included bracket is circular at the top and attaches to the back of the screen without the need for tools. A black center piece that connects to the square base of the stand holds the monitor in place and also allows you to adjust its height.
All ports on the MSI Modern MD271QP are located on the back of the monitor in a cutout. Here you will find an HDMI 1.4 port, a DisplayPort (1.2), a USB Type-C port that outputs an HDMI 2.0 signal and a headphone jack as well as the device’s DC power port.
Setup and hardware
The modern MD271QP monitor sent to Gadget Masti Pro for review arrived in a large brown box with a photo of the front and back of the device on it and a carrying handle for easy transportation.
Once unboxed, we were left with the monitor itself, the stand base, the monitor arm, an instruction booklet, an HDMI cable, and the DC power adapter.
While the stand base needs to be screwed into the monitor arm with a thumbscrew, the monitor arm simply needs to be aligned and pushed until it locks into place.
Here are the full specs of the MSI Modern MD271QP monitor sent to Gadget Masti Pro for evaluation:
Panel size: 27 inches
Panel type: IPS
Resolution: 2560×1440 (WQHD)
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Contrast: 1000:1 (TYPE)
Refresh rate: 75Hz
Response time: 5ms
VESA: 75 x 75mm
Submissions: 1 x HDMI (1.4), 1 x USB Type-C (HDMI 2.0 signal), 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x headphone jack
Adjustment: Tilt (-5° to 20°), Swivel (-30° to 30°), Swivel (-90° to 90°), Height adjustable stand (110 mm)
Weight: 5.8 kg (12.79 lbs)
Dimensions: 613.5 x 401.5 x 200.81 mm (24.15 x 15.81 x 7.91 inches)
Overall, the assembly process was pretty straightforward and only took a few minutes. We also liked the Modern MD271QP’s tool-less design and clear assembly instructions.
As for the specs of the modern MD271QP, the monitor features a 27-inch IPS panel with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution. Its panel has a 75Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (TYP), and can display 16.7 million colors at 8-bit. HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB Type-C ports are also all capable of pushing 2560 x 1440 resolution at 75Hz. The modern MD271QP can display 250 nits of brightness, and its anti-glare surface treatment lets you easily use the monitor in brightly lit rooms.
The two 1W speakers were powerful enough for basic video conferencing and online content viewing, although you might want to plug in external speakers or use the audio jack on the back of the monitor instead. place if you need the volume to be even higher.
Usage and performance
Since MSI also sent the Summit E16 Flip 2-in-1 laptop for review, we first tested the Modern MD271QP monitor by propping the device up on a laptop stand and connecting the two to the using a USB-C cable. Setting everything up was quick and effortless, but you’ll need to provide your own USB-C cable as none are included in the box. However, the image quality was clear and the monitor was able to power the laptop and charge it at the same time.
In 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 real estate to easily run two programs side-by-side.
As the modern MD271QP can tilt, swivel, swivel and height adjust, we had no problem ensuring the center of the monitor was aligned with our eyes. This was also true when using it with a raised standing desk, which can’t be said of all monitors.
One of the things we really liked about the modern MD271QP was its OSD menu. Not only are all the buttons on the bottom right of the monitor labeled, but the OSD menu text is large enough to read and navigation was easy as well. From here you can switch inputs and adjust contrast, dynamic contrast ratio, color temperature and aspect ratio. MSI also included the ability to turn off the monitor after a minute of inactivity as well as an eco mode so it uses less power overall.
If you’re looking for a 1440p monitor to use when working from home or perhaps to boost your productivity in the office, the Dell Video Conferencing Monitor 27 (S2722DZ) is another viable alternative, albeit a bit more expensive for $399 at the time. From 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 calling. The two built-in 5W speakers are also more powerful, and its stand has a hole in the middle to help you neatly route cables from the monitor to your PC.
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