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MSI - Optix MAG240VC 23.6" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 159 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Monitor on a Budget

    Posted
    Spot
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the monitor while it was on sale for $169.99. After trying the monitor out for a week, I can say that it was worth every penny. The colors are vibrant, and there’s minimal backlight-bleeding. A quick rundown of the monitor; it’s a VA panel, 1080p, and 144hz. I’ve tested this monitor in a few titles: Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, Warframe, and League of Legends. All performed very well. As someone who’s been using 60hz monitors in the past, the difference jump was huge. Fast turns were less distorted, and games just feel more natural. Even in a game like League of Legends, I didn’t expect much of a difference, but the camera and cursor moved much smoother. One thing I was unsure about before buying this monitor was the curved screen- and after trying it out, I prefer it over flat. The thing is, it’s curved very slightly so you rarely notice it’s curved when sitting in front of it. The curve just gives it character. The stand included with this monitor is amazing. Feels solid and seems resistant to scratches. It offers height adjustment, and you can also tilt the screen as well as rotate it horizontally. Out of the box, standoffs are also included if you want to mount the monitor to a wall. This monitor isn’t perfect however- it comes with drawbacks. The first is that it comes with an HDMI cable- so although the monitor supports Freesync and 144hz, you will need a separate Displayport for that (which go for around $10 USD); Otherwise you’re stuck with 120hz and no Freesync. I would have much preferred to see one Displayport cable over an HDMI and VESA standoffs, but it is what it is. The second is that it’s a VA panel- although the colors look miles better than a TN panel, ghosting WILL happen. However, this is only noticeable if you actively look for it. Moving the mouse at a moderately fast speed will leave a very subtle trail. In a realistic scenario, it’s hard to notice and is almost negligible after turning on Freesync and 144hz. It also helps to turn the response time to the “Extreme” setting (Note: this also reduces the brightness). But for people who play games very competitively, I would recommend a TN panel. Pros: -Good colors, little backlight-bleeding -144hz- Fast movements are considerably smoother compared to a standard 60hz -Stylish- Curved screen, clip-on cable holder for the back of the monitor -Great Stand Cons: -No Displayport cable included- have to spend extra to get advertised 144hz and Freesync -Not as good as a TN for gaming; VA has a little bit of ghosting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Monitor I Have Ever Owned

    Posted
    Fufy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When buying a monitor, I had very specific specs in mind. I was looking for a curved 144hz display port monitor that also looked stylish and was around 200 bucks. I have used my fair share of monitors in my day (I even owned an MSI Gaming laptop for a while and apart from this new MSI monitor I got, that was my favorite screen.) and this is the absolute best monitor I have ever owned. I have never owned a 144hz monitor and let me tell you, the instant I set it to 144hz, I improved my ability in games. I was able to play Rainbow Six Siege like never before. Even just moving the mouse across the screen was smoother. Whoever says your eye can only see up to 60 frames or less is LYING! Set up was easy as well; screw 3 screws into the base for the stand, and the monitor easily snaps on like a wall-mount. (Did I mention this monitor is wall mountable?) There is even an audio jack in the back, so I can hook my speakers up there and can enjoy playing my Nintendo Switch on this amazing monitor. The curve also is extremely nice. Even viewing from different angles still feels extremely nice. I was skeptical about having the low blue-light feature since I thought it would distort colors. Boy I barely notice it! And It definitely strains my eyes a lot less. Pros: 144 hz, 1920x1080 displayport curved freesync monitor for an affordable price. Low Blue-light means less strain for my eyes. Easy set up + Wall-mount Audio Jack HDMI, Displayport and DVI. Cons: I was afraid I would drop it while setting it up, but that's just me :P Tl;dr: If you're looking for a 144 hz freesync 1080 curved monitor for an affordable price, this is the one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing monitor.

    Posted
    AlaskanTech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This panel, the overall screen, and its performance come from Samsung. Samsung made a line of Quantum Dot monitors and this panel is from that line minus the Quantum Dots. It has vibrant colors and a solid performance. I personally bought 3 while it was on sale for 169$. I have tested all the gaming panels up to the 1000$ Dell 120hz ultrawide and those monitors never made me feel like they were worth the money. They all had perks and solid performance but why spend so much more for a similar performance. 3 monitors no issues. Would highly recommend. To get the best coloration like all monitors you will need to play with the OSD. After tweaking them this has become my favorite setup and will remain it until 4k 120hz is more viable in 2020/2021

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Was great for 36 hours

    Posted
    Thews
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Got this monitor on a great deal during a flash sale and it arrived at my local BB store a day earlier than they said it would. Initial setup went smoothly and I was really enjoying using the monitor. BUT THEN After about 36 hours(not even 2 days) I started noticing some subtle flickering of the screen. At first I thought it might be the DisplayPort cable so I checked the cable AND WHEN I DID I bumped the DC In cable ever so slightly(powers the whole monitor) and the monitor went black. I said "WOAH" very loudly and proceeded to frantically try fix the DC in cable. Nothing. The power supply and cable that power the monitor had to be physically held into the port for the monitor to turn on. If I removed my hand, it would shut off. I tried to duct tape it in...nothing. I tried to stack a bunch of textbooks I had under it to hold in place...nothing. Massive design flaw from MSi. Something that fragile should not be powering a monitor like that. I would not recommend this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

    Posted
    SpleenRipper
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had the same monitor for a while now and I just bought a new computer with an MSI motherboard and MSI GPU. I have already had an MSI laptop for a few years. MSI is my favorite gaming brand and my setup didn't feel complete without an MSI monitor to go with it. This one was in my price range and looks beautiful. I also wanted a curved monitor as they are great for more than just gaming. This monitor is fast with its 1ms response time and 144hz. The two main things that I look for in a monitor are whether it is anti-glare and if it has low blue light. These are very important features as glare ruins gaming and movies. The low blue light is also a must because it'll ruin your sleep and give eye strain. This monitor has both of those options. I love everything about this monitor and I hope I can persuade you to buy one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST GAMING AND EDITING MONITOR

    Posted
    BrianL
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I didn't know what to expect when I first bought the monitor because of its budget friendly price. But was I surprised when I finally got it out of the box. Its well constructed, has a height adjustable stand with your standard monitor movement, up down and left to right. After I turned the monitor on I couldn't believe how crisp and clear the picture was. The color was the best I've seen on ant monitor I've used in the past. So I put the monitor to the test by seeing how well the monitor performed in my photo and video editing programs. Passed with flying colors and for the PC gamer who's on a budget, best gaming and editing CURVED LED VA Panel monitor for under $200. I love this monitor so much I'm buying a second one for a 2 monitor set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Monitor

    Posted
    Evan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've only put about 10 hours of gaming into this monitor, but everything has been as good as I expected so far. Colors are bright and the frame rate results in a really smooth experience. I was initially worried that a 24' curved monitor would be too small, but the size is perfect. The curved screen is gorgeous and keeps you immersed in game play. The only issue I've come across may not even be an issue at all. The LED strips across the back of the monitor do not come on, but it isn't a big deal to me personally. If I come across any serious issues over the next few weeks I'll be sure to update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    BLTow
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just recently got the MSI MAG240VC 23.6". My first impressions are that the VA display panel looks way better than my previous 24" TN one. I got this monitor for $160 including tax. For 144hz that is a great price. Speaking of the refresh rate I can for sure tell a difference between 60hz. Make sure you have the GPU power though because you need more than twice the performance to run this monitor at 144hz. The curve of the panel makes it just an extra tad more immersive. It still works well with my second monitor sense the curve isn't that big. My first impressions of this monitor are great. The one thing I don't like is how it comes with a HDMI cable instead of a displayport cable. I had to order a displayport cable to get the full 144hz of this monitor. I am using a ivanky 6.6 ft cable. All in all, I think the monitor is a great buy for less than $200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good/bad

    Posted
    Cracktower
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Great deal on a curved screen,somewhat Big problem, it's a 144hz monitor. They send an HDMI cable with it. Yes, certain monitors will run 144hz with an HDMI cable, NOT THIS ONE! So I had to spend an extra 20 bucks for a display port because I couldn't even use my old DVI-D cable(yes the monitor has this input) because this monitor doesn't support 144hz with it either. If it wasn't for the curve (that my son wanted, he paid for it) I would have bought another Dell 27" D2719HGF monitor that supports 144hz on HDMI for 10 bucks cheaper (30 if you count the display port price). Called MSI tech support and they could care less about my concerns. Guess I'm not buying MSI products anymore, I have bought several of their products in the past....no more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Screen

    Posted
    Jtonnna
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The price diff between the 23.6" and the 24" is huge. A close friend has the 24" and we compared them side by side and on top of each other. These devices were identical. the .4" is not noticeable at arm's length. I only recommend this device for people using a PC for gaming as the color profile out of the box is horrid. I had to use Nvidia's settings to make them look half decent. other than that this is a solid device, look and preforms beautifully but if you're used to high-quality 2k screens or anything over 144hz you will be disappointed. TLDR; excellent for starters (pc gaming) not viable for console or people who dont know how to change colors

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value when on sale!

    Posted
    tomagz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Everything works on the monitor. Make sure you get a DisplayPort cable that is rated 1.2+ to use all of the functions on this monitor. Otherwise, the value was great when it was on sale for $170. 144hz, freesync, and a curved display for only that much is a steal! This is a great gaming monitor and the only thing that disappoints me is the okay brightness. This shouldn't be a problem for most people, but for me it is. However, this monitor is a great step-up from my old one and makes gaming a much better experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Gaming Monitor for its price

    Posted
    Gabe
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this monitor yesterday and have been using it for about 7 hours and its amazing. The upgrade from 60hz to 144hz is amazing and also the 1 ms response time. I can really feel the difference. If your coming from a 27 inch monitor or 34 inch you will see the huge difference in size and I suggest that if you have the money to upgrade to the 27 inch but other than that its amazing. FYI!! IT DOES NOT COME WITH DISPLAY PORT CABLE TO GET YOU TO 144hz IT ONLY COMES WITH HDMI!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Image Quality + Dead Pixel Out Of Box

    Posted
    James
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Where to start. So I had a 34" Ultrawide Alienware monitor I returned as I needed two 1080p screens. I ultimately decided on these as they had decent reviews. The truth is right out of the box one had a dead pixel. Lovely. Side by side, no matter what I did, I couldn't get the the same brightness/contrast settings so they match. While the screen with a dead pixel looks great, the other one cannot even get close to black. Think like hex color #333 - that's how far its off. Looks like they will be returned tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best monitor for the price

    Posted
    Josh
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just got this monitor but it seems that there are small dots on the lower right hand of the screen. I was excited for the fact that this was my first 144hz monitor and it was working just fine. When I got home from work I turned it on and noticed dead pixels on the bottom right of the monitor. Not sure if warranty coveres this but this is still one of my favorite monitor that I have bought. Sorry for the pink wallpaper, I was trying to find if there were more dead pixels and white wasn’t an option for a reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have monitor

    Posted
    Skay
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This monitor certainly looks good, but it definitely works very well as well. I am not a gamer but I am a web developer and this definitely delivers when it comes to screen real estate. Moreover, I pair this with my 2016 MacBook Pro and it has no connectivity issues. So, if you're in the same boat, I highly recommend this monitor. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Monitor

    Posted
    LegitGaming
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There are many more Gaming Monitors over the $300+ marker, but this MSI monitor exceeds most. Not only with the price when it's on sale, but the graphics are just beyond for its value. The design and size are perfect for what I needed. The red/black color matches my Omen PC & headset. You can't go wrong with this purchase. To finish the review, delivery was on time and nothing damaged. Thank you Best Buy for my gaming equipment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My little review.

    Posted
    Jvas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This great gaming monitor and I used Nvidia new driver update to use as a Gsync monitor. I like the curved screen and that the future for gaming. Make sure you use a Display port cable 1.4 to get the 144 refresh rate and change the screen refresh on your computer settings. make sure go to MSI website and download the monitor driver to use it and change the brightness on it and turn on AMD free sync to.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    Posted
    Alex
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After searching online for a couple of days for a new gaming monitor, I stumbled across this one on Best Buys website. It was on sale foe 160 dollars!!!! 144hz 1080 P curved monitor for that price was a steal. when it got here I was pleasantly surprised. It has amazing color once you tweak it a little and the quality is honestly pretty good for a budget monitor. All in all totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Monitor

    Posted
    Daniel
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I got this monitor for a dual monitor setup and it is very nice paired with my other MSI G24C monitor. But unlike that, it did not come with a Display Port cable so I could not use the 144hz on the monitor, and I could only get up to 60hz. Price is right at the right price but I did have to buy a $9 DP cable off Amazon, which isn't much but it's kind of a hassle. Overall, great monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful monitor

    Posted
    Church001
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The is a awesome monitor it looks great and has lots of features. The freesync is great with my AMD card and the 1ms responce time is perfect for gaming along with the 144hz for smooth visuals. The curved design works perfect with my dual monitor setup and very thin bezel. I highly reccomend this monitor for the price,size,features.

    I would recommend this to a friend