Monday, December 28th 2020

MSI Announces Optix G242 eSports Monitor: 24" 1080p, IPS, 144 Hz, VRR, 250 nits

MSI today announced yet another addition to their gaming monitor staple in the form of the Optix G242. This monitor drops the MAG prefix, denoting a higher-end solution, and should therefore (and according to its specs) be priced lower than those solutions. The Optix G242 features a relatively small, 24" diagonal that offers up an IPS panel with 1080p resolution. A now "normal" 144 Hz refresh rate is served up in that package, and perhaps more interestingly, the panel displays up to 16.7 million colors covering a wide color gamut display coverage rated at 94.6% DCI-P3 and 127.7% sRGB. VRR is also supported for additional gaming capabilities, either in the form of FreeSync or NVIDIA's G-Sync Compatible branding.

The 250 nits maximum brightness are nothing to write home about; that said, the Optix G242 features MSI's "AntiFlickr" technology and an incorporated "Blue Light Reduction" filtering mode. Contrast is quoted at 1000:1. I/O is assured by 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, and 1x Earphone jack. Body sizing is a beautiful (as all supposedly are) 540.2 mm width, 228.2 mm depth, 411.6 mm height, and 3.33 kg. No word on pricing or availability were available at time of writing.
Source: MSI
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4 Comments on MSI Announces Optix G242 eSports Monitor: 24" 1080p, IPS, 144 Hz, VRR, 250 nits

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King Mustard
1080p? 250 nits? Definitely a budget monitor.
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Cobain
King Mustard1080p? 250 nits? Definitely a budget monitor.
This kind of comments are everywhere. Deal with the fact that everyone looks for something different.

First thing I do on a monitor is Turn the brightness down, immediatly, to around 200nits level or lower in some cases. Plus 1080p makes it easier to have more frames.

Not everyone is looking for 1440p and 600nits that burn your eyes. 1440p isnt a big deal anyway, I Tried that resolution several Times and unless you are using huge screens the biggest difference I Saw was less frames. Even my 16.1 1080p laptop screen has more PPI than 1440p 27 inches. Wake me up when 4k is standard and we have 25inch/26inch 4k monitors with 165hz/240hz. 1440p is.. meh..
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King Mustard
CobainThis kind of comments are everywhere. Deal with the fact that everyone looks for something different.

First thing I do on a monitor is Turn the brightness down, immediatly, to around 200nits level or lower in some cases. Plus 1080p makes it easier to have more frames.

Not everyone is looking for 1440p and 600nits that burn your eyes. 1440p isnt a big deal anyway, I Tried that resolution several Times and unless you are using huge screens the biggest difference I Saw was less frames. Even my 16.1 1080p laptop screen has more PPI than 1440p 27 inches. Wake me up when 4k is standard and we have 25inch/26inch 4k monitors with 165hz/240hz. 1440p is.. meh..
I never said it was a bad thing that it was a budget monitor.

1080p may be acceptable for games but monitors are for PCs, and PCs are for more than games. There isn't much real estate on a 1080p display.

Regarding brightness, 200 nits leads to lower color accuracy, which is important for some. White looks grey at that level.
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FLOWrescent
King MustardI never said it was a bad thing that it was a budget monitor.

1080p may be acceptable for games but monitors are for PCs, and PCs are for more than games. There isn't much real estate on a 1080p display.

Regarding brightness, 200 nits leads to lower color accuracy, which is important for some. White looks grey at that level.
Hmmm, look at the title again. It says "eSports". Since when gaming monitors are used for productivity?
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