The MSI Optix MAG272QR FreeSync monitor is down to $309.99 on Amazon. The monitor has never been on sale before since it only released in December 2019. We have only ever seen it selling for $350, so today's your day to get a brand new screen at a brand new low price. It's still selling for around $350 at most retailers like B&H, but the price today does match a drop over at Walmart.

For the gamers

MSI Optix MAG272QR 1440p 165Hz 1ms FreeSync monitor

Specifications include a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time. It has two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, a USB hub with two USB-A and one USB-B ports, and a USB-C port. Uses VA panel with 178-degree angles.

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The Optix is designed with gaming in mind. It has 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution on a 27-inch screen, and it's also capable of a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. It achieves all of this with a VA panel, so you still get 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Three sides of the display are nearly frameless. You can barely see the bezels just looking at it. That's great for gaming immersion, and it looks awesome when setting up multiple screens.

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One of the really big advantages of this monitor is all the connectivity. It's hard to find this many ports in a display this inexpensive. You'll get two HDMI 2.0b ports, one DisplayPort 1.2a, and a USB hub that has two USB-A ports with one USB-B port. There is also a USB-C 3.0 port. If you want to maximize the resolution and refresh rate of the screen, you'll want to connect via the DisplayPort. However, the USB-C port can also be used as a DisplayPort alternate to help you achieve 1440p resolution with a 165Hz refresh rate.

The monitor has AMD's FreeSync adaptive sync technology by default. If you're using a Nvidia graphics card in the 10xx or 20xx series, you can also get this to be G-Sync compatible.

There are a few other features, such as the ability to reduce eye fatigue with flicker free tech. The Gaming OSD app helps you personalize the viewing settings. It also says it is HDR ready, but with only 300 nits of brightness you won't notice a significant difference there.

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