MSI today announced a new gaming monitor, the Optix MAG281URF.
As explained in a press release shared by the manufacturer, the MAG281URF features a 4K IPS UHD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate, which is made possible thanks to the display’s 2x HDMI 2.1 ports. Owners can also expect support for NVIDIA G-SYNC, peak brightness levels of 400 nits, and 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space.
The Optix MAG281URF’s key features, per MSI:
- Rapid IPS Panel: Provide ultra-fast 1ms GTG response time, make sure the intensity and purity of colors when gaming.
- G-SYNC Compatible: Challenge any game without screen tearing, stuttering, flicker, or artifacts. G-SYNC compatible dynamically matches the refresh rate of the display to the frame rate of the GPU.
- HDMI 2.1 – 144 Hz @ 4K: 4K UHD is a basic standard of next-gen console. The perfect image quality is not enough. By HDMI2.1, wider bandwidth allows we choose 144hz at 4K resolution. A perfect combination of PC gaming and Console Gaming.
- Wide Color Gamut: Game colors and details will look more realistic and refined, to push game immersion to its limits. This monitor has excellent color performance. Color Gamut: DCI-P3 95% and sRGB 124%.
- VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400: Provide eye-catching detail through contrast and shadows adjustment
|Panel Size||27.9″ (70.9 cm)|
|Panel Resolution||3840×2160 (UHD)|
|Response time||1ms (GTG)|
|Panel Type||Rapid IPS|
|Brightness (nits)||300 (typ.) / 400 (HDR Peak)|
|Viewing Angle||178° (H) / 178° (V)|
|Active Display Area (mm)||620.93(H)x341.28(V)|
|Pixel Pitch (H x V)||0.16(H)x0.16(V)|
|Display Colors||1.07B (8 bits + FRC)|
|DCI-P3 / sRGB||95% / 124%|
|Video ports||1x Display Port (1.4a) 2x HDMI (2.1) 1x Type C (DP alt.)|
|USB ports||2x USB 2.0 Type A 1x USB 2.0 Type B|
|Audio ports||1x Earphone out|
|VESA Mounting||100 x 100 mm|
|Control||5-way OSD navigation joystick|
|Power Type||External Adaptor 19V 6.32A|
|Power Input||100~240V, 50~60Hz|
|DYNAMIC REFRESH RATE TECHNOLOGY||G-SYNC Compatible|
|ACTIVATED RANGE||48 – 144Hz|
|HDR Support||HDR 400|
|Signal Frequency||250~325.2 KHz(H) / 48~144Hz(V)|
|Adjustment (Tilt)||-5° 20°|
|Adjustment (Swivel)||-45° 45°|
|Adjustment (Pivot)||-90° – 90°|
|Adjustment (Height)||0 – 130 mm|
|Dimension (W x H x D)||638.27 X 408.22 x 233.68mm|
“The MAG series was born through rigorous quality testing and designed to be a symbol of sturdiness and durability,” MSI wrote regarding the display’s branding. “Focused on providing the best user experience, the MAG series has a simple installation process coupled with a friendly user interface making it the best choice for entry level gamers.”