MSI Readies Two New Gaming Monitors
Intent on continuing to make inroads into the gaming monitor market, MSI has unleashed two new models at Computex 2019, the Optix MAG321CURV and Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD.
MSI Optix MAG321CURV 4K Gaming Monitor with Night Vision
The Optix MAG321CURV is a UHD/4K gaming monitor that blends a 60Hz refresh rate, 300cd/m2 brightness, 4 ms response time, AMD FreeSync support, and is HDR-ready. The handoff for the 4K experience is a lower refresh rate, but the way MSI is marketing the Optix MAG321CURV, it appears to be worth it for more detail and overall quality.
The 31.5-inch display has a 1500R curvature with resolutions up to 3840×2160, 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, blue light reduction, and MSI Anti-Flicker technology. The monitor covers the gamut of connectivity standards with USB Type-C, USB 2.0, USB Type B, HDMI, and DisplayPort making it compatible with anything from a desktop to a console. To boot, MSI claims it is console optimized.
Another feature worth mentioning is MSI Night Vision, whereby the monitor includes a black-tuner that ensures blacks remain vivid and detailed without being over-exposed even in the darkest of environments.
The Optix MAG321CURV is also equipped with MSI’s Gaming OSD 2.0 for tinkering with monitor settings on the fly and an RGB light on the rear of the monitor that can be customized with MSI Mystic Light Sync and Gaming Echo.
MSI Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD Smart Gaming Monitor
Aimed at the gamer who wants the fluidity of faster refresh rates, MSI has cooked up the Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD, the first ultra-wide quad gaming monitor from the manufacturer with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 400 cd/m2, and support for AMD FreeSync.
The 34-inch display has a 1800R curvature Vesa Certified DisplayHDR 400 VA panel with both IPS and TN panels capable of a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and 178-degree viewing angle.
A set of Smart RGB LEDs are fitted to the underside of the monitor and link up with GameSense for game matching effects. The Smart RGB feature is quite something in that you can sync it up to MSI Gaming OSD 2.0 and it will adjust to the temperature and weather on any given day.
In what is a possible peek into the future of monitor tech, the MPG341CQR has an inbuilt camera that detects the user in front of the screen and loads a corresponding profile. The camera also identifies ambient conditions and adjusts brightness levels automatically.
Other added features include a 360-degree camera cradle atop the MPG341CQR, a built-in mouse bungee to keep the gaming space organized, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type B, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A, Earphone-out, and mic-in connectivity. Like the MAG321CURV it also has Night Vision, Mystic Light, Anti-Flicker and blue light reduction features.
MSI promises to detail pricing and availability for both the Optix MAG321CURV and Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD in the coming months.