MSI's New 5Kx2K 34-inch Monitor, with 98% DCI-P3: PS341WU

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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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