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MSI has announced a new monitor called the Optix MEG381CQR Plus, and it’s supposed to be pretty special because it’s the world’s first HMI gaming monitor. HMI stands for human-machine interface.

Strangely, MSI spent little time on elaborating what that really means for the monitor in its press release, but the feature appears to boil down to a gaming dial and “assistance monitor” that allows users to quickly flip between various settings. That would include volume adjustment, as well as Mystic Light, MSI’s control solution for RGB lighting.

The Optix MEG381CQR Plus is a 38-inch IPS monitor with a 1000R curvature that supports a native resolution of 3840×1600 (UWQHD+), refresh rates of up to 175 Hz, and a response time of 1 ms. It’s also G-SYNC ULTIMATE and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified, which means that it can hit a peak luminance of 600 cd/m2 and has been tested to deliver lifelike HDR and stunning contrast. Connectivity options include 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, and 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type B.

The original press release from MSI can be found after the video, while the Optix MEG381CQR Plus’ product page can be found here. MSI hasn’t clarified what the monitor’s price is or whether it’s available yet.

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FINISHED PLAYING AROUNND. The world’s first HMI gaming monitor

MSI, the world’s leading manufacturer for true gaming hardware, is proudly expanding the hardware possibilities for all gamers.

This time, we are honored to introduce our latest HMI Gaming Monitor: Optix MEG381CQR Plus. HMI stands for Human-Machine Interface is a whole new concept.

Besides the unique design, the spec is extreme high, too. Equipped with a 2300R IPS panel, Experience extremely smooth and tear-free gameplay with built-in NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate technology, UWQHD+ resolution, 175hz high refresh rate, 1ms fast response time and VESA HDRDisplay 600. Optix MEG381CQR Plus will give you all the competitive advantages you need.

Always improving, MSI will keep on challenging itself in the design of gaming monitors, and ensure that you are always ahead of your opponents.

2300R Curved Gaming

The curved display panel of the MSI gaming monitor has a curvature rate of 1000R, which is the most comfortable and suitable curvature for human eyes for general computing to gaming. Curved panels also help with gameplay immersion, making gamers connected better to their games.

UWQHD+ (3840×1600) High Resolution

Optix MEG381CQR Plus features a WQHD panel that supports resolution up to 3840 x 1600 capturing every detail in the game and turning every frame a visual feast. This 21:9 panel also allows gamers to examine bigger game scenes compared to other traditional FHD panels and put them ahead of other competitors.

GameSense + Mystic light

With Steelseries GameSense, RGB LED will not just be a fancy decoration, it helps your gameplay as well. By synching with your in-game activities, it can display vital details of your game through the LED effects. That way you’ll get a full grip on your game and your most important stats in a blink of an eye.

VESA Certified DisplayHDR 600

The Optix MEG 381CQR PLUS is equipped with HDR technology that can produce images with more details, wider range of colors, and look more similar to what is seen by the human eye when compared to traditional monitor.

User Experience – Camera Cradle and Mouse Bungee

Included is a camera cradle that can slide across the top of the monitor, allowing the addition of higher end cameras with tripod mounts to be attached increasing overall stream quality. Also included is a mouse bungee that attaches to the bottom of the monitor to help reduce friction from the mouse cable and reducing clutter from your desk.

175Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms Response Time

Optix MEG381CQR Plus is equipped with a 175Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time panel. It will undoubtedly be beneficial to professional gamers, especially those playing fast-moving games. Games will no longer look quirky since our monitor will be able to keep up with any FPS your graphics card produces.

Source: MSI

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5 Comments

  1. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 41085, member: 96″]
    I don’t think you can pack many more buzzwords in there without something exploding
    [/QUOTE]
    I could just see the video now. Unpacking it. Setting it on a table and looking at all the stickers that are usually affixed everywhere proclaiming all said buzzwords and noticing one that’s still in the box. Then, putting it on, and bam, the panel pops out of the bezel.

  2. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 41085, member: 96″]
    I don’t think you can pack many more buzzwords in there without something exploding
    [/QUOTE]

    I really hate it when they do that shit.

  3. Isn’t every input device, from a mouse to a keyboard to a steering wheel, a “human-machine interface?” Or not even just input devices, but anything that allows you to interact with and use a machine? So for example, every monitor out there?

  4. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 41102, member: 230″]
    Isn’t every input device, from a mouse to a keyboard to a steering wheel, a “human-machine interface?” Or not even just input devices, but anything that allows you to interact with and use a machine? So for example, every monitor out there?
    [/QUOTE]

    Pretty much.

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