MSI Officially Announces MEG 342C QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

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MSI has officially announced the MEG 342C, a new “fragship” gaming monitor that features a QD-OLED panel, combining Quantum Dot technology with OLED to deliver what the manufacturer says is the best picture quality. While its availability date will vary by region, MSI has confirmed that the first shipments of the MEG 342C are scheduled to go out at the beginning of March 2023.

MEG 342C QD-OLED Gaming Monitor Specifications

Marketing NameMEG 342C QD-OLED
Refresh Rate175Hz
Screen Size34.18″ (86.82 cm)
Active Display Area (mm)800.1(H) x 337.1 (V)
Panel TypeQD-OLED
Resolution3440 x 1440 (UWQHD)
Pixel pitch (mm)0.2315(H)x0.2315(V)
Aspect Ratio21:9
HDR (High dynamic range)VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400
SDR Brightness (nits)250
HDR Brightness (Peak nits)1000
Contrast Ratio1000000:1 (Native)
Response Time (GtG)0.1 ms
sRGB / Adobe RGB / DCI-P3/Rec.2020 * Follow CIE1976 standard139.1%/97.8% / 99.3% / 80.7%
Display Color1.07B (10-bit)
AdjustmentsTilt: -5° ~ 20 & Height: 0~100mm
I/O PortsHDMI™ 2.1 x 2
DisplayPort x 1
USB-C x 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B upstream x1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-Ax4
Audio Combo
Mic In
Headphone Out
Note:DisplayPort: 3440×1440 (Up to 175Hz). Type-C: 3440×1440 (Up to 175Hz) w/ PD Charging 65W HDMI™ 3440×1440 (Up to 175Hz)

From an MSI press release:

The 34-inch QD-OLED panel is an incredible combination of Quantum Dot technology and OLED panel that exhibits the best picture quality with a perfect pixel lighting control that presents a true black scene. The HDR peak brightness is leveled up to 1000 nits, passing the VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certificate and providing the ultimate immersive gaming experience with a super-fast 0.1 ms response time and 175 Hz refresh rate.

The color performance is further enhanced by quantum dot technology unlike other OLED monitors. The color volume reaches 97.8% Adobe RGB, 99.3% DCI-P3, and 139.1% sRGB with the most vivid colors in default Premium Color Mode. In professional mode with a DELTA E value of less than 2, the display color is stunning and accurate for greater experience in gaming, watching videos, and more.

MSI, as an industry leading brand, is always improving, and will keep challenging itself in the design of gaming monitors. The unique SpectrumBar is not only a light bar that supports RGB lighting effects through Mystic light function but also features a new Glow Sync function that let the light bar automatically sync to the displayed content.

MSI Gaming Intelligence and OLED Care function are the best examples of showing strong integration between hardware and software. Thanks to AI you will always be one step ahead of your opponents and reduce OLED burn in risks.

The MEG 342C QD-OLED also offered plenty of I/O ports to gamers who like to use KVM to control multiple devices through built-in USB hubs and charge smart devices with USB Type-C ports (Power Delivery up to 65W) and 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. It is equipped with 2 HDMI™ Port support 3440 x 1440 @175Hz as specified in HDMI™ 2.1 and is compatible with the latest gen of console devices.

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Tsing Mui
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