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MSI Ushers in a New Decade with Optix Gaming Monitors

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World’s first 240Hz portable gaming monitor and fastest collection of curved gaming monitors bring immersive experience to gamers everywhere

City of Industry, CA – January 21, 2020 – MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware and computing solutions, welcomes 2020 with a new selection of curved and portable gaming monitors that bring innovation to gamers at home and on the road. Designed to provide complete immersion for serious and on-the-go gamers, the new Optix gaming monitors showcase next-generation technology, including 240Hz refresh rate and Type-C connections. 

“Gamers demand the most immersive experience at home and on the go, and our new selection of Optix monitors seamlessly moves gaming from indoor battle stations to coffee shops, airports and more,” said Andy Tung, CEO of MSI US. “The combination of technologies including night vision, blue light reduction, anti-flicker technology, and swivel, height and tilt adjustment, enables our monitors to provide the best gaming experience on the market.” 

Optix MAG161V – Slimmest Portable Gaming Monitor in the World

Powerful Full HD, 1080P ultra-slim portable gaming monitor, weighing less than 2 lbs. and measuring only 2 inches thick. Perfect as a mobile or secondary monitor, the Optix MAG161V comes with a vibrant IPS panel and supports both Type-C and mini HDMI connections. Designed for both gamers and professionals, the monitor comes with a leather case and is compatible with computers, projectors, gaming consoles, smartphones and more.  

Optix MAG161 – Portability and performance at 120Hz and 240Hz

Offers an update to the performance of the Optix MAG161 portable gaming monitor with the added benefits of superior 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rates. A 2020 CES Innovation Award Honoree, the Optix MAG161 guarantees sharper and faster reaction times during intense gaming sessions. The 15.6-inch, 1080p resolution display will be available Q1-Q2 of 2020. 

Optix MAG272 Series Curved Gaming Monitors

MSI’s newest series features the MAG272CRX, MAG272CQR and MAG272CR. The new lineup features 2560x1440p WQHD resolution, a 1500R curved panel, an ultra-fast refresh rate and 1ms of response time, and a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. Breaking speed expectations, the Optix MAG272CRX is a curved panel that comes with an astounding 240Hz refresh rate, guaranteeing the fastest and smoothest curved gaming experience.

A unique feature, MSI’s Optix MAG272 series monitors come with Night Vision, a software configuration that amplifies details in the dark area of the screen to bring out the finer details in dark areas. Night Vision technology ensures a comfortable and pleasing gaming session while decreasing eye strain by avoiding image overexposure. MSI’s new monitors are also HDR ready and come with MCU, MSI’s patented commander unit that automatically links the monitor to your gaming PC to flawlessly sync data and prevent lagging. 

All MSI Optix MAG monitors come with Gaming OSD APP 2.0, a software that allows gamers to control the monitor display under a software window, customizing display settings and programming hotkeys to adjust display settings while gaming. 

MSI Optix MAG272 series is now available at Newegg, Amazon and other retailers for $349.999 (MAG272CRX), while the Optix MAG161 monitors are available for $249.99. 

For complete product information of the MSI MAG272CRX, MAG272CQR, MAG272CR, and MAG161 monitors, please go to https://us.msi.com/Monitors.

To learn more about MSI’s complete line of products, visit us.msi.com or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MSIGamingUSA and Twitter at twitter.com/msiUSA.  


As a world-leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation. Integrating gamers' most coveted extreme performance, realistic visuals, authentic sound, precise control, and smooth streaming functions into its gaming rigs, MSI frees gamers from tedious trial and error and pushes gaming performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry! For more product information, please go to https://www.msi.com/.