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MSI Optix G242 24" FHD Gaming Monitor (2020)

Neoscore 33%

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Product Overview

MSI Optix G242 is a affordable 24-inch FHD gaming monitor in MSI's 2020 lineup. It is powered by a basic 8-bit IPS panel. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty.
In terms of drawbacks, this monitor lacks HDR support, comes with limited adjustments, and is not very bright. Further, the 8-bit panel is rather limiting in terms of color reproduction.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 33% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • Only tilt adjustment
  • 8-bit display panel
  • Display panel not very bright

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (a)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
N/A
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
8.98 in / 228.2 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
16.2 in / 411.6 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
21.27 in / 540.2 mm
Weight
3.3 kg / 7 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
250 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (static), 100000000:1 (dynamic)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
8 bits (6 bits + FRC), 16777216 colors
Display Diagonal
24" (23.8 in / 604.478 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte, Panda
Gamut
94.6% DCI-P3, 127.7% sRGB
Pixel Density
92 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.275 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Licenses
TUV Rheinland Flicker-Free, TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light
Operating Humidity
20 % ~ 90 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Video
Frameless Design, Gaming Mode, Night Vision, Wide Color Gamut, Low Blue Light, 5-way OSD navigation joystick, Flicker-free technology

Performance

Power Consumption
25 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)

Production

Debut
2020

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