This 144Hz MSI gaming monitor is on sale for $200 right now

This 144Hz MSI gaming monitor is on sale for $200 right now ($100 off)
Save $100 on this big (27-inch) and fast FreeSync monitor. (Image credit: MSI)

Bigger isn't always better, though when it comes to gaming monitors, I'd argue that staring at a larger display is more enjoyable than looking at a smaller one, even if only at 1080p. If you agree, then check out MSI's 27-inch Optix MAG270VC. It's on sale at Best Buy for $199.99, which is $100 below its list price.

Sure, a 27-inch panel is a good fit for 1440p, but if you're not looking to spend a premium for a higher resolution and still want a larger monitor, this one fits the bill. It's the same size an resolution as the Pixio PXC273, which we consider one of the best gaming monitors. This deal also brings pricing parity between the two, and MSI is a more recognizable brand.

MSI Optix MAG270VC 27" Gaming Monitor | FreeSync | 1080p | 144Hz | $199.99 (save $100)

MSI Optix MAG270VC 27" Gaming Monitor | FreeSync | 1080p | 144Hz | $199.99 (save $100)
This is a great deal on a large 27-inch gaming monitor with a 1080p resolution and fast refresh rate. It also supports AMD's FreeSync technology to eliminate screen tearing when paired with a Radeon GPU.

This monitor is built around a curved VA panel with a fast 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (MPRT). Given that 1080p is not super demanding on hardware, this is a great candidate for games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and less demanding games in general, where speed matters.

Viewing angles are on par with a typical IPS display (178 degrees horizontal and vertical), while the 3,000:1 contrast ratio (100,000,000:1) is better than most. MSI also claims 110 percent coverage of the sRGB color space, which indicates a relatively high color gamut.

FreeSync is supported here as well, to smooth out the action if you own a compatible Radeon graphics card. Bottom line—this is a nice price on a fast display.

Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).