MSI MAG272QR: 27-inch 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor unleashed for $350

MSI's new 27-inch gaming monitor: 1440p, 1ms response, 165Hz refresh.

Published Sun, Dec 29 2019 7:23 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

MSI has just announced its new Optix MA272QR gaming monitor, a new 27-inch gaming display with a native 2560 x 1440 resolution and super-fast 165Hz refresh rate for a damn good price of just $350.

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You can buy MSI's new monitor on Amazon and Newegg right now, and considering its price... I'm quick off the mark on recommending it if you're in the market for a new gaming display. MSI is selling its new Optix MAG272QR monitor for $350 in a world when 1440p 144/165Hz gaming monitors are over $400 -- and sometimes, even up to $600 or more.

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MSI is using an 8-bit+FRC VA panel which is just better than a normal TN panel, so we have a nice blend of image quality and price here with the MAG272QR. MSI includes a slew of connectivity in the form of DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0b, USB 2.0 Type-A ports, USB 2.0 Type-B ports, and USB-C connectors as well as the yay-it's-still-included 3.5mm audio jack.

As for specs, here's what MSI's new Optix MAG272QR has on offer:

  • Size: 27-inch VA panel
  • Resolution: 2560x1440
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Viewing angles: 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical)
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • Contrast ratio: 3,000:1 (typical), 100,000,000:1 (dynamic)
  • Adaptive sync: FreeSync
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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