MSI is getting ahead of CES 2024 by revealing some of its most anticipated products two months ahead of the showcase. The company is set to launch four QD-OLED gaming monitors in January, setting the tone for an event that should reveal the new monitors.
For QD-OLED enthusiasts, the two most exciting announcements are a 32-inch 4K display with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 27-inch 1440p display with a 360Hz refresh rate. These sizes and resolutions reflect the QD-OLED monitor Alienware recently teased during TwitchCon, which we also expect to see at CES 2024.
However, MSI has provided more details about its outlook on these panels. The monitors will support up to 90 watts of USB-C power delivery with MSI Console Mode, which accounts for the resolution and refresh rate options on the Xbox Series The risk of burn-in is reduced to a great extent.
We don’t have pricing on either display yet, but we should get full details soon. About a month ago, a leaker revealed details of MSI’s upcoming displays, suggesting they had been in the pipeline for some time.
The 4K model, in particular, is something that gamers have been looking for for the past year. We’ve seen half a dozen new OLED monitors in 2023 but displays like the LG UltraGear OELD 27 are locked to 1440p. Between MSI, Alienware, and Dow, we now have three confirmed 4K QD-OLED monitors that are expected to launch in the next few months.
MSI has two other QD-OLED displays that it has confirmed will launch on January 6, 2024. The first is a 34-inch ultrawide display with a 175Hz refresh rate and 1800R curve. The MAG 341CQP seems to be using the same panel as the Alienware 34 QD-OLED based on QD-OLED specifications, as well as the latest displays like the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8.
The MPG 491CQP QD-OLED is a bit more interesting. It’s a 49-inch monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio and the same 1800R curves. It’s similar in size to Samsung’s recent Odyssey OLED G9, but it’s locked to a 144Hz refresh rate. This is a monitor we saw on display during CES last year, but it looks like MSI needed to put the display on ice for a while.
Although MSI is the first to confirm that it will show new QD-OLED displays at CES 2024, we expect the event to be full of them. Alienware has already introduced two displays at the show, and Asus announced a trio of QD-OLED displays in August that will likely also be at the show. We still haven’t seen anything from brands like LG, Samsung, and Corsair, but they each likely have their own QD-OLED monitors to reveal.