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|
|Brightness||250 nits||250 nits|
|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|
|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|