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The fantastic MSI Optix 27-inch 1440p gaming monitor is on sale for $310

Msi Optix
Msi Optix

The MSI Optix MAG272QR FreeSync monitor (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), but the price today does match a drop over at Walmart (opens in new tab).

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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.

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.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.