MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor: specs, price and release date

MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor: specs, price and release date

MSI launched Optix G242 gaming monitor, here is its  specs, price and release date.

The famous gaming brand continues updating its gaming monitors with the new MSI Optix G242, which despite keeping the same aesthetics and some of the basic features of its MAG family, the company seems to have chosen to eliminate this small label in order to significantly reduce its price. It is an affordable model yet it has great features.

MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor specs

Screen23.8 Inch Anti-Glare Flat IPS Panel
ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080) with 16:9 ratio and HDR10
Response time1ms (GtG)
Update frequency144Hz
ColourDCI-P3 94.6% and SRGB 127.7%
Audio3.5mm Jack output
Connectivity2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
Vision angle178 / 178º
Dimensions540.2 x 411.6 x 228.2mm


Starting with the design, we find an ultra-thin bezel panel and a relatively small diagonal of only 24-inches that will only offer us Full HD resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also highlights the fact that the MSI Optix G242 has opted for a more sober aesthetic and lines, with a few angular lines in the back, completely eliminating the additions of RGB lighting.

However, we will have some higher-level features such as its 144Hz refresh rate and its low response time, just 1 ms, adding the support for FreeSync image synchronization technologies from AMD and G-Sync from NVIDIA, which will help avoid the annoying problems of “tearing” and “stuttering” by facilitating the synchronization between the monitor and our GPU, in addition to the “Anti-Flickr” technologies from MSI and a filtering mode “Blue Light Reduction” already incorporated.

MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor: specs, price and release date
MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor: specs, price and release date

Regarding color representation, the monitor shows a quite remarkable response, reaching 94.6% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum and 127.7% of the SRGB, although again forced by the output of its premium orientation, we will notice the absence of other image enhancement technologies such as HDR.

Finally, MSI Optix G242 will have just the right ports, two HDMI 1.4 outputs plus a DisplayPort 1.2 port, and an additional 3.5 mm jack input for audio.

MSI Optix G242 gaming monitor price and release date

Although this new monitor is already on the MSI website, for the moment no details have been released regarding its release date or price, it should be available soon.