MSI has announced three new Optix gaming monitors: two big ones and a portable one.
First, the MSI Optix MEG381CQR is a huge, 38-inch display. The press release highlights its front-facing OLED. MSI says that it is “for full gaming immersion” although it sounds like it is a semi-replacement for the on-screen display (as well as a dial for input). I don’t go into a monitor’s menu that often, although this might be a welcome feature for some.
The press release doesn’t mention its specs (for some reason – even the size is unlisted outside the model number). Other sites have mentioned that it has a 3440×1440 resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate.
Second, the MSI Optix MAG342CQR is a slightly less huge, 34-inch display. MSI says that it is a Quantum Dot Super PVA panel that can display 1.07 billion colors. This means that the display should have quite vivid colors due to the deep black levels. (If a monitor can produce deeper black levels, then colors that are meant to be saturated will have less of a grey wash to them.) Other sites are reporting that it also has a resolution of 3440×1440 at 144 Hz.
Third, the MSI Optix MAG161 is a 16-inch portable display. Most notably, it is an IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate. It can be connected over USB Type-C or HDMI. MSI says that it is 5mm thin.
No pricing or availability has been announced.