The FreeSync MSI Optix MAG272QR monitor is down to $309.99. Since its release in December 2019 only, the monitor has never been on sale before. We have just seen it for $350, and today it is your day to get a brand new, low-cost screen. At most retailers, like B&H, it still sells for approximately $350.
The Optix is designed to be playful. It has a resolution of 2560x 1440 pixels on a 27-inch display and can also provide 165Hz of a refresh and a response time of 1ms. All this is achieved by a VA panel, so you still have horizontal and vertical view angles of 178 degrees. The display’s three sides are almost frameless. You can’t see the bezels just watching it. This is great for play immersion, and when you set up multiple displays, it looks awesome.
The whole connectivity is one of the big advantages of this monitor. It is difficult to find these many ports in a cost-effective display. Two HDMI 2.0b ports, one DisplayPort 1.2a and a USB hub, two USB-A ports with a USB-B port, will be provided. A USB-C 3.0 port is also available. You will need to connect via the DisplayPort to maximize the screen resolution and refresh rate. The USB-C port may also be used to help achieve 1440p resolution at a refresh rate of 165Hz as an alternate DisplayPort solution.
The monitor defaults to AMD’s FreeSync adaptive sync technology. You may also have G-Sync compatible if you are using an Nvidia graphics card in the 10xx or 20xx series.
There are several other features, such as eye fatigue reduction with flicker-free technology. You can personalise the viewing settings using the Gaming OSD app. It also says that it’s equipped for HDR, but you don’t know a significant difference with just 300 nits of brightness.