MSI’s Prestige PC341WU 5K 34-Inch Professional Monitor Now Availableby Anton Shilov on September 12, 2019 10:30 AM EST
MSI entered the display market just a couple of years ago, and relatively rare for the the commodity-driven monitor market, MSI has opted to spend a good deal of effort putting together monitors to address niche markets. One of such monitors is the Prestige PC341WU, a 5K LCD designed for professional/prosumer users who require high color accuracy.
MSI’s Prestige PC341WU uses LG’s 34-inch Nano-IPS panel, which is a 21:9 aspect ratio panel with a 5120×2160 resolution. The monitor sports a 450 nits typical brightness, 600 nits peak brightness, a 1200:1 contrast ratio, a 8 ms response time, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Being a professional monitor, the LCD can display 1.07 billion colors (8-Bit+FRC) and reproduce 100% of the sRGB and 98% of the DCI-P3 color spaces. Furthermore, the monitor carries VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 badge, so it has to support at least HDR10. Unfortunately, MSI doesn't list anything about factory calibration for the display.
The ultra-wide 5K monitor offers DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB Type-C inputs. This allows it to be compatible with all PCs available today, including those that only feature Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C ports. In addition, the LCD has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub, an SD card reader, and audio connectors.
Like other professional-grade monitors, the MSI Prestige PC341 supports Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) capabilities that are required by those who connect more than one PCs to a single display. Also, it features a special Creator OSD to enable professional to fine-tune the monitor for their needs. Last but not least, the LCD comes with an adjustable stand that can regulate height, tilt, and swivel.
The Prestige PC341WU will be available in the US starting from September 16, 2019, at an MSRP of $1,199.99. For a limited time, before the end of this month, B&H will offer the display with a $200 gift card.
|The MSI Prestige 5K Display|
|Panel||34-inch Nano IPS|
|Native Resolution||5120 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||8 ms GtG|
|Brightness||450 cd/m² (typical)
450 cd/m² (peak)
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Gamut||100% sRGB/BT.709
|Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech||-|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1554 mm²|
|Pixel Density||163 PPI|
|Audio||3.5 mm output
3.5 mm input
|USB Hub||2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
|Card Reader||SD Card Reader|
|Stand Adjustments||Height: ? mm
Tilt: -?˚ -?˚
Swivel: -?˚ - ?˚
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imaheadcase - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - linkOk now this looks actually pretty amazing..especially for that price? Reading through specs and stuff i was expecting a lot higher for some reason.
It also is a huge monitor to boot.
I do have to laugh at the pictures they have, seriously a keyboard right up against the monitor..lol
gdansk - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - linkLG makes the panel and their variant of this monitor has been available for $200 less in the United States.
imaheadcase - Friday, September 13, 2019 - linkUhh like what? Very few 5k monitors out.
gdansk - Friday, September 13, 2019 - linkThe LG 34WK95U-W. It is $1000 at B&H and Amazon (though they're out of stock now).
PeachNCream - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - linkCar on a screen. Thanks for that totally original and never-before-used marketing tactic MSI.
ivanovitch_k - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - linkso this is basically the LG 34WK95U with a slightly tweaked case and a custom OSD for $300 more.
Soulkeeper - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - linkI wish all these new monitors would be 120hz.
I think it's time we start demanding that ...
Operandi - Friday, September 13, 2019 - linkHardware Unboxed already ran this through some pretty extensive testing and this thing comes up way short for the price and the semi-pro market its aiming at. Some of the short comings can probably be addressed via firmware updates but regardless its way out of its league for the price MSI is asking.
nandnandnand - Friday, September 13, 2019 - linkThis is not a 5K display.
5K is 5120×2880.
Throw it into the garbage where it belongs.