MSI G27C4 E3 27-inch 1500R curved monitor with 180 Hz

The MSI Optix G27C4 E2 gaming monitor, initially announced in 2022, is soon to receive an updated edition or a successor model – the MSI G27C4 E3, a budget high refresh rate monitor that continues to feature a 27-inch VA panel boasting full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 1500 R curvature.

MSI G27C4 E3

The new MSI FreeSync monitor maintains a contrast ratio of 3000:1 but now achieves an increased maximum refresh rate of 180 Hz, compared to its predecessor’s 170 Hz. No further details have been provided regarding Gray change, yet considering the Rapid VA technology, it is expected to be within the 1 to 3 ms range.

This budget high refresh rate monitor also specifies 250 cd/m² brightness, 8-bit color depth, 119.77 percent sRGB, 93.96 percent DCI-P3, and 90.38 percent Adobe RGB. Adaptive Sync is listed as an anti-tearing measure, and while not explicitly stated, it is assumed to be FreeSync Premium, similar to its predecessors.

On the connectivity front, users will once again contend with two HDMI inputs (upgraded to 2.0b from 1.4b, enabling Full HD at 180 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.2a, and a headphone output.

Similar to the E2 model, the ergonomics remain basic, featuring tilt, VESA mounting compatibility (100 x 100 mm), blue light filtering, and a flicker-reduced backlight.

Price and availability

Priced at a mere $149.99 on, the MSI G27C4 E3 stands out as the best budget high refresh rate monitor for gaming.

Updated on February 07, 2024: the MSI G27C4 E3 is now available on at £272.48.

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MSI G27C4 E3 specifications

MSI G27C4 E3
  • Display: 27-inch Rapid VA panel, Anti-glare
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Curvature: 1500R
  • Refresh rate: 180Hz
  • Response time: 1ms (MPRT) / 4ms (GtG)
  • Brightness: 250 nits
  • Viewing angle: 178° (H) / 178° (V)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1
  • Pixel density: 82 PPI
  • Color depth: 8 bits
  • Adobe RGB / DCI-P3 / sRGB: 90.38% / 93.96% /119.77%
  • DCR: 100000000:1
  • Features: Night Vision, Frameless design, Adaptive Sync technology, Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light, Wide color gamut, Console mode, Kensington lock,
  • Ports: 1x DP(1.2a), 2x HDMI (2.0b), 1x Earphone out
  • VESA mounting: 100 x 100 mm
  • Stand: Tilt (-5° ~ 20°)
  • Dimensions: 611.5 x 225.4 x 457.9 mm
  • Weight: 4.5 kg / 9.92 lbs

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