MSI Expands OPTIX Gaming Monitor Series with 27-inch Models
Ron Perillo / 6 months ago
MSI first introduced their OPTIX gaming monitor series back in June during Computex 2017. They have since released the 24-inch OPTIX MAG24C monitor last month. Now, they are following it with two new 27-inch models with a similarly high 144Hz refresh rate.
MSI OPTIX MAG27C and MAG27CQ Monitors
The two 27-inch models are called the MAG27C and MAG27QC. The “C” in the name stands for curved, since the panels have an 1800R curvature. This provides a superior immersion for the player, especially in multi-monitor scenarios over standard flat panel displays. Users can also adjust the display to their preference. The swivel angle provides 45 degrees left or right allowance, while the tilt is adjustable from -5 degrees to 15 degrees. In terms of height, it can go as high up as 65mm from the base.
Both the MAG27C and the MAG27CQ have identical features. Each have 250 nits of brightness, 3000:1 (HDCR:100000000:1) contrast ratio and 1ms(MPRT) response time. Both also have a rear IO with 1 x DP 1.2 – 1920 x 1080 (Up to 144Hz), 1 x HDMI 1.4 – 1920 x 1080 (Up to 120Hz) (HDMI 2.0 on MAG27CQ), and 1 x DVI – 1920 x 1080 (Up to 144Hz). What separates them is the maximum resolution. The MAG27C is a 27-inch full-HD 1080p display, while the MAG27CQ is a 27-inch QHD 2560 x 1440 display.
Pricing and Availability
Both monitors are available now globally starting December 2017. The OPTIX MAG27C retails for €399.95, while the OPTIX MAG27CQ has an MSRP of €449.95.