MSI launches 144Hz, 1ms FHD IPS eSports monitors. IPS, FHD, and a fast refresh rate looks promising

MSI announced two 27-inch gaming monitors geared towards eSports gamers, the MSI Optix MAG273 and MAG273R. Both are equipped with fast IPS panels that boast a 144Hz refresh rate and a quick 1ms response time. However, they’re only 1080p, so they look like a more budget-oriented offering. They’re also rated as being ‘HDR Ready,’ but since peak brightness only reaches 250 nits, they don’t actually qualify for a DisplayHDR certification.The only difference between the two, bar the MAG273R’s extra bit of RGB backlighting, are the different stands. Whereas the MAG273’s stand only supports tilt adjustment, from -5° to 20°, the MAG273R also allows for 130mm of height adjustment. Both monitors are also VESA compatible.
Pricing and availability for the MSI Optix MAG273 and MAG273R have yet to be released.

Specifications Optix MAG273 Optix MAG273R
Panel IPS panel IPS panel
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 27 inches / 16:9 27 inches / 16:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 1080p @ 144Hz 1080p @ 144Hz
Color Gamut 98% DCI-P3, 139% sRGB 98% DCI-P3, 139% sRGB
Response Time 1ms 1ms
Brightness 250 nits 250 nits
Contrast 1000:1 1000:1
Speakers - -
Video Inputs 2x HDMI (2.0b), 1x DisplayPort (1.2a) 2x HDMI (2.0b), 1x DisplayPort (1.2a)
Audio Audio output Audio output
USB 2x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 Type B 2x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 Type B
Power Consumption 30W 30W
Dimensions WxHxD 617 x 447.12 x 228.63 mm 617 x 508.6 x 206.72 mm
Weight 5.15 kg 6.14 kg
Warranty N/A N/A


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