Optix MAG491C

Earlier this month MSI demonstrated its ultrawide curved 49-inch gaming display at Computex. The unit uses a mass-produced panel and already has a model number, so its launch is imminent. Apparently, just like ASUS and Samsung, MSI believes that ultrawide displays with a 32:9 aspect ratio are going to become popular among gamers going forward. The specifications of MSI’s Optix MAG491C are pretty straightforward: the LCD is based on Samsung’s 49-inch curved VA panel featuring a 3840×1080 resolution, a 400 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, an 1800R curvature, a 4 ms GtG response time, and a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate. However while Samsung appears to be supplying the panel, we've seen no sign that the company is offering quantum dot-enhanced backlighting technology to...

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