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MSI Optix MAG251RX 25" FHD Gaming Monitor (2020)

Neoscore 87%

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Product Overview

MSI Optix MAG251RX is a high-end 25-inch FHD gaming monitor in MSI's 2020 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel noteworthy for its 240Hz max refresh rate.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 400. The included stand comes with tilt and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. With a fast 1 ms response time, this display is a good gaming option. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • Stand with tilt and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons

    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x USB 2.0 (Type-B; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.0 (b), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (a), 1x USB (Type-C; DisplayPort; 15W), 3x USB 2.0 (Type-A; downstream)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    130 mm / 5.1181 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    N/A
    Adjustment | Swivel
    N/A
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Size | Depth
    7.18 in / 182.4 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    19.96 in / 507 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    19.93 in / 506.1 mm
    Weight
    5.4 kg / 12 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    400 nits
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static), 100000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    25" (24.5 in / 622.3 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte
    Gamut
    84% DCI-P3, 107% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    89 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.283 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 240 Hz
    Resolution
    FHD (1920x1080)
    Response Time
    1 ms (min)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 400
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating Temperature
    10 °C ~ 40 °C , 50 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync
    Video
    Game Mode, HDR Mode, MSI Mystic Light, Night Vision, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free technology

    Performance

    Power Consumption
    36 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

    Production

    Debut
    2020

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