MSI Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync

MX72499 Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync
MX72499 Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync MX72499 Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync MX72499 Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync MX72499 Optix AG32CQ 32in Curved WQHD 144Hz Gaming Monitor w/ FreeSync

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My honest review.

Submitted on Monday, February 04, 2019
By Dave
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Good viewing size. QHD is nice. 144hz Is nice.

Weaknesses of the product

Extreme ghosting. Very poor viewing angles. Inaccurate color representation. On screen controls are annoying to navigate. Golden/brown tint to the color. Brightness is very subdued. Stand only offers tilt.

Additional Comments

While the qhd is nice, the screen is a great size - this monitor leaves alot to be desired. Short, sweet to the point. #1 - Ghosting. This monitor has aggressive ghosting, and no setting within the monitor prevents it from happening. Beware if this is a deal breaker for you, I would avoid this monitor. #2 - Color is inaccurate and not a representation of true fidelity. I recomend you use this for gaming, not professional use (photo/video editing etc) There is also a weird tinge to this monitors color, as is with the 1080 variant which I have also purchased, that also had aggressive ghosting. The whites are more yellow and dark than white. Viewing angles insist that you place your eyes directly in the middle of the screen to get the best viewing experience, otherwise brightness and colors drastically change - curved is nice, but I don't think they belong on small monitors like this. #3 - The stand offers zero height adjustmente, however you do get to tilt it. Not a deal breaker if you've got a vesa mount handy. The 144hz is nice, but it's not enough to keep me happy with this monitor, the ghosting and inaccurate color representation and forced viewing angles are all massive deal breakers - which is a shame considering the price.

AWESOME

Submitted on Saturday, November 24, 2018
By David
From Calgary SE

Strengths of the product

Very clear very fast. My text is clear an crisp. I tried to get the ghosting effect that "Gordon from Richmond" was getting, but absolutely no way do I see any black trails. Perhaps its a cable issue.I have 2 of them and I get the best results with the HDMI cable.

Weaknesses of the product

none

Additional Comments

Games on both of my monitors are like moving through butter with a red hot knife. Its by far the best monitors I have owned and used, extremely smooth an clear

Awesome

Submitted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
By Lawrence
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Great performance and value

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

Great performance and value

Looks nice, but dont do it.

Submitted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
By Gordon
From Richmond

Strengths of the product

Price for a 32inch 144hz is great.

Weaknesses of the product

Response time is trash under certain situations. Text and icons look a little fuzzy. Almost like its not in its native resolution.

Additional Comments

The viewing angles are great, I had no dead pixels, and no backlightbleeding issues. The 144hz makes things so smooth and nice, and the overall Look of the monitor is very nice. However this thing tanked in most gaming situations. Specifically in darker environments. Or mixed dark and semi dark. An example would be in a simple game such as binding of isaac. When moving your character, or shooting, the ghosting cant be missed. There is litterally a 2-3mm blacktrail behind you, and behind your shots. Games like Outlast. Resident evil 7, Visage, Skyrim are almost unplayable. Any movement will cause black ghost trails on everything. Even something simple as moving my Steam window on a black background will cause severe ghosting. I also tried the MAG34 ultra wide from msi optix series with the exact same ghosting results. These MSI VA panels have some real issues. Im still giving it a 2 out of 5 because of the fact it is a 32 inch, 1440p 144hz monitor for a cheap price. 1 star lost for terrible ghosting in dark gaming environments. 1 star lost for "fuzzy" text/icon. (not a win10 scaling issue)Almost like it was running outside of its native resolution. Just not crisp 1 star lost for being a dissapointment :( I would not recommend this monitor for anyone. The gaming performance kills it for gaming. The text/website fuzzyness will cause eyestrain after long time use in an office environment, so i would not suggest it for basic computing either. I just would recommend you keep looking unless size is all that matters.
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