MSI jumps into the display market with its G27C curved monitor

MSI has taken the short jump from selling laptops and all-in-one machines to selling stand-alone monitors. The company's Optix G27C is a 27" 1920x1080 gaming monitor with a 144-Hz refresh rate and a 1.8m curvature radius. The Samsung VA panel inside offers 178° viewing angles. The black-and-red color scheme should fit in nicely next to one of MSI's boldly-styled Aegis gaming desktop systems.

MSI claims the Optix G27C can cover 110% of the sRGB gamut. Response rate is quoted at 4ms gray-to-gray and 8ms "typical." The monitor connects to an image source through one HDMI 1.4 port, one DisplayPort 1.2 input, or one DVI connection. MSI also includes an anti-flicker backlight to allow gamers to play longer without eye strain. The G27C is otherwise fairly plain-Jane as gaming monitors go, with no variable-refresh-rate tech, built-in USB hub, headphone hook, or RGB lighting.

Newegg has the MSI Optix G27C available now for $350.

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