Need help choosing monitor for studying / working + SC2

Dear Starcraft friends,

I'm a computer science student and a Starcraft player who is looking for a monitor to use with my 13-inch laptop. Starcraft is basically the only game I play and even if I'd played for less than a year, I really love it.

My laptop is an Asus UX331FN with an Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8-2GHz (8CPUs), 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and Nvidia MX150 as GPU, aside from the default Intel HD620 graphic card.

Lately, as it was Black Friday, I've been looking for a good monitor to use as a display screen for my laptop, which will be used as a desktop, during the long time I'm in front of the computer at home. I'm also a Starcraft II player, so the monitor should be also good for gaming (Starcraft II don't have high requirements though). I'm looking for 27 inches, with QHD (2560x1440p) resolution and curved. If it's 144 Hz and 1ms then it would be great. I've been searching for a while and I've found two candidates:

  • AOC CQ27G2: 27", QHD resolution, curved (1500R), 144Hz, 1ms, 250cd, VA panel, 8 bits, WLED, 121% sRGB, 80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast, Height adjustment, AMD free-sync technology, no usb port. 299€.
  • MSI Optix G27CQ4: 27", QHD resolution, curved (1500R), 144 Hz, 1 ms, 250cd, VA panel, 8 bits, WLED, 115% sRGB, 100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast, NO Height adjustment, AMD free sync technology, no usb port. 299€, originally around 400€.
  • Any other suggestion you guys recommend me.
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These two are pretty similar. Could you please take a look and tell me which is better? Why is one 100€ more expensive is they're almost the same? Which would suit my condition and uses the most? Is MSI better than AOC or it is just overpriced? Can I connect my mouse and keyboard to the laptop? By the way, I've plenty of space in my desk.

Any suggestions you have, even if it's another completely different monitor, please tell me. If possible, I would like it to be curved, because they say it's better for your eyes and for long time uses.

Thank you very much and anything will be really appreciated.

My laptop model


MSI Optix G27CQ4 (Spanish)

MSI Optix G27CQ4 (reduced price)


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