MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED with 49-inch, 1440p, and 144Hz refresh rate

MSI introduced the MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED, a 49-inch gaming monitor, at CES 2024. The manufacturer may soon release six new QD-OLED gaming monitors, including this one. Recently, pricing details became available through an Amazon product page.

MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED price and release date

Like the other QD-OLED gaming monitors, the MPG 491CQP features Samsung’s second-generation QD-OLED panel and a fanless custom heatsink to maintain optimal operating temperatures. It also utilizes OLED Care 2.0 for anti-burn-in protection and a special layer for minimal light reflections.

The MPG 491CQP QD-OLED uses the same panel as the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD and Philips Evnia 49M2C8900. It boasts a 5120 x 1440 pixel resolution (DQHD) with a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 144 Hz refresh rate. The 49-inch panel has a curvature of 1800R, similar to the MAG 341CQP QD-OLED.

Additional features include a 0.03 ms fast gray change, 10-bit color depth, DisplayHDR True Black 400, ClearMR 8000, 250 cd/m² typical brightness, and a contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1. It also offers 146 percent sRGB, 99 percent DCI-P3, 98 percent Adobe RGB, and a Delta-E value of less than 2 for color accuracy.

The monitor supports Adaptive Sync to eliminate image tearing in games, most likely through FreeSync Premium or FreeSync Premium Pro. It also has HDMI 2.1 for ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), 120 Hz, and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) compatibility on modern game consoles. You can access gaming features like a smart crosshair overlay and sniper scope through the OSD, and “AI Vision” can enhance color saturation as an automatic black stabilizer.

MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED price and release date

At the time of writing, the MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED is available for purchase on Amazon for $1,099.99, but the website doesn’t provide any information about its availability.

In terms of connectivity, the monitor offers two HDMI 2.1 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4a, a USB 2.0 hub, a headphone output, USB-C with DisplayPort alternate mode and 90 watts, and a KVM switch. Ergonomic functions include tilt, rotation, height adjustment, blue light filtering, and VESA mounting (100 x 100 mm).

For comparison, the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD costs $1,499, and the Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 is priced at £1,172.97 in the UK.

Specifications

MSI MPG 491CQP QD-OLED price and release date
  • Display: 49-inch QD-OLED panel, Anti-Reflection
  • Curvature: 1800R
  • Active display area: 1196.7(H) x 339.2(V)
  • Resolution: 5120 x 1440 (DQHD)
  • Pixel pitch: 0.233(H) x 0.233(V)
  • Aspect ratio: 32:9
  • Brightness: 250 (Typ.)
  • Contrast ratio: 150000:1 (Typ.)
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Response time: 0.03ms (GtG)
  • Viewing angle: 178° (H) / 178° (V)
  • Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / sRGB: 98% / 99% / 146%
  • Display colors: 1.07B, 10 bits
  • Features: Less Blue Light, Adaptive Sync, Premium Color mode, Delta E ≦2, Gaming intelligence, KVM, Smart CrossHair, Optix Scope, MSI OLED Care 2.0, ClearMR 9000, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, VRR, ALLM, Kensington lock, Console mode, Frameless design, Graphene film with Custom Heatsink, Fan-less Design, Firmware Update
  • Ports: 1 x DisplayPort (1.4a), 2 x HDMI (2.1), 1 x Type-c (DP alt.) w/PD 90W, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-B, 1 x Headphone-out
  • Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°), Swivel (-30° ~ 30°), Height adj. (0 ~ 100mm)
  • VESA mount: 100 x 100 mm
  • Dimensions: 1195 x 328 x 410 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 10.3 Kg (with stand)

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