23.8" MSI Modern MD242UP - Specifications

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Display: 23.8 in, IPS, W-LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Static contrast: 1000 : 1
Refresh rate: 60 Hz

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Brand, series, model

Information about the brand, series, model and model aliases.


Name of the company-manufacturer.


Designation of the model.

Modern MD242UP
Model alias

Other known designations of the model.

Modern MD242UPW
Model year

The year in which this model was announced.



Information about the main characteristics of the display - panel, backlight, resolution, refresh rate, etc.

Size class

Size class of the display as declared by the manufacturer. Often this is the rounded value of the actual size of the diagonal in inches.

23.8 in (inches)

Approximate diagonal size of the display. If the manufacturer does not provide such information, the diagonal is calculated from the width and height of the screen.

604.7 mm (millimeters)
60.47 cm (centimeters)
23.8071 in (inches)
1.9839 ft (feet)

Approximate width of the display. If the manufacturer does not provide such information, the width is calculated from the diagonal and the aspect ratio.

527.04 mm (millimeters)
52.704 cm (centimeters)
20.7496 in (inches)
1.7291 ft (feet)

Approximate height of the display. If the manufacturer does not provide such information, the height is calculated from the diagonal and the aspect ratio.

296.46 mm (millimeters)
29.646 cm (centimeters)
11.6717 in (inches)
0.9726 ft (feet)
Panel type

There are various panel technologies. Each has its own specific features - viewing angles, color reproduction, response time, brightness/contrast, production cost, etc. The image quality depends directly on the type of the display panel used.

Panel bit depth

The most widely used panels are those with 6, 8, and 10 bits for each of the RGB components of the pixel. They provide 18-, 24-, and 30-bit color, respectively.

10 bits

Frame Rate Control (FRC) is a method, which allows the pixels to show more color tones. With quick cyclic switching between different color tones, an illusion for a new intermediate color tone is created. For example, by using FRC, a 6-bit display panel is able to show 16.7 millioin colors, which are typical for 8-bit display panels, and not the standard 262200 colors, instead. There are different FRC algorithms.


The maximum number of colors, which the display is able to reproduce, depends on the type of the panel in use and color enhancing technologies like FRC.

1073741824 colors
30 bits
Aspect ratio

The ratio between the horizontal and the vertical side of the display. Some of the standard and widely used aspect ratios are 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10.


Information about the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. A higher resolution allows the display of a more detailed and of higher quality image.

3840 x 2160 pixels
Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Pixel pitch

The pixel pitch shows the distance from the centers of two neighboring pixels. In displays, which have a native resolution (the TFT ones, for example), the pixel pitch depends on the resolution and the size of the screen.

0.136 mm (millimeters)
0.0136 cm (centimeters)
0.0053 in (inches)
0.0004 ft (feet)
Pixel density

Information of the number of pixels in a unit of length. With the decrease of the display size and the increase of its resolution, the pixel density increases.

185 ppi (pixels per inch)
72 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)

The backlight is the source of light of the LCD display panels. The type of backlight determines the image quality and the color space of the display. There are various backlights such as CCFL, LED, WLED, RGB-LED, and etc.

Peak brightness

Often even a higher peak luminance can be achieved under certain conditions. For example, when a smaller area/APL of the display is used for showing a bright object, when a bright object is displayed for a short time, etc.

400 cd/m² (candela per square meter)
Static contrast

The static contrast shows the ratio between the brightest and the darkest color, which the display can reproduce simultaneously, for example, within one and the same frame/scene.

1000 : 1

HDR expands the contrast ratio (peak luminance and minimal black levels) and color palette to achieve more details across the whole image - from the darkest parts to the brightest ones, which results in more realistic and life-like image.

DisplayHDR 400

Information about the type of coating of the display. There are different types of matte and glossy coatings, each of which has its own advantages and drawbacks.

Response time - 1 ms (MPRT - Motion Picture Response Time)


Information about the horizontal and vertical refresh rates/frequencies.

Vertical frequency (digital)

The vertical frequency/refresh rate shows how many times in a second the image on the screen is refreshed.

60 Hz (hertz)

Power supply and consumption

Information about the power supply and consumption, energy efficiency class, etc.


Permissible voltage tolerance in a 110-volt electric system.

110 V - 120 V (volts)

Permissible voltage tolerance in a 220-volt electric system.

220 V - 240 V (volts)
Alternating current frequency

Requirement regarding the alternating current frequency in the electric system.

50 Hz - 60 Hz (hertz)
Power consumption (off)

Power consumption in off-mode.

0.3 W (watts)
Power consumption (sleep)

Power consumption in sleep/stand by/suspend mode.

0.5 W (watts)

Dimensions, weight and color

Information about the dimensions and the weight of the specific model with and without stand as well as the colors, in which it is offered to the market.


Information about the colors, in which the specific model is offered to the market.



Information about the ergonomic functions - height adjustment, swivel angles, tilt angles, etc.

VESA mount

Information about whether there is a possibility for wall mounting according to the VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS).

VESA interface

There are many various interfaces under the VESA standard, which differ in the size of the brackets, the distances between the screw holes and their number.

75 x 75 mm
Removable stand

Information about whether the stand can be dismounted. Usually, this is required for wall mounting.

Height adjustment

Information about whether the stand allows height adjustment.

Height adjustment range

Information about the extent to which the stand allows the height to be adjusted.

130 mm (millimeters)
13 cm (centimeters)
5.1181 in (inches)
0.4265 ft (feet)
Landscape/portrait pivot

Some displays have the ability to operate in landscape and portrait mode alike.

Left pivot

Degree of pivoting the display counterclockwise.

90 ° (degrees)
Right pivot

Degree of pivoting the display clockwise.

90 ° (degrees)
Left/right swivel

Information whether the display can be swiveled around the stand axis.

Left swivel

Maximum swivel degree of the display to the left of the stand axis.

30 ° (degrees)
Right swivel

Maximum swivel degree of the display to the right of the stand axis.

30 ° (degrees)
Forward/backward tilt

Most displays have the ability to be tilted forward and backward as to provide a more comfortable viewing position for the user.

Forward tilt

Maximum degree of forward tilting of the display.

5 ° (degrees)
Backward tilt

Maximum degree of backward tilting of the display.

20 ° (degrees)


Information about the audio system - number and power of the built-in speakers, supported audio technologies.


The speaker is a device, which converts electrical audio signals into acoustic vibrations resulting in corresponding sounds.

2 x 3 W (watts)


Available connectivity ports, slots and interfaces.


Information about the available connectivity ports, slots and interfaces such as USB, infrared port, SD card slot, audio/video and network interfaces, etc.

1 x USB (Type-C; upstream; 100W; DP Alt Mode)
2 x USB 2.0 (Type-A; downstream)
2 x HDMI 2.0 (b)
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (a)


Some additional functional features of the model.


Information about additional software features, technologies, functions and services of the model.

3-sided frameless design
Adaptive-Sync technology
Display Kit App
Eye-Q Check
Flicker-free technology
KVM Switch
Less Blue Light Pro
Productivity Intelligence (P.I.)

Certificates, standards and licenses

Licenses from regulatory agencies, standards, certificates.

Certificates, standards and licenses

List of the standards, certificates and licenses supported/received by the current model.

TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certified
TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certified

Operating and storage conditions

There are certain requirements for the environmental conditions, in which the display should be used and stored in order to function properly.

Operating temperature

The operating temperature shows the safe temperature range (from minimum to maximum), within which the display will function flawlessly. Outside this range it might operate improperly and/or fail entirely.

0 °C - 40 °C (degrees Celsius)
32 °F - 104 °F (degrees Fahrenheit)
Operating humidity

The operating humidity shows the acceptable level of humidity, in which the display will function flawlessly. It sets a lower and an upper humidity level for safe operation and is measured in percentage.

10 % - 85 % (percent)
Operating altitude

The operating altitude shows the maximum admissible altitude, at which the display will function flawlessly. Above this level it might not operate properly and/or might seize to function.

5 m (meters)
16.4042 ft (feet)
Storage temperature

The storage temperature shows the range from a minimum to a maximum temperature, within which storing of the display is considered to be safe.

-20 °C - 60 °C (degrees Celsius)
-4 °F - 140 °F (degrees Fahrenheit)
Storage humidity

The storage humidity shows the lower and upper humidity limit, which ensures safe storage of the display. Storing it outside these limits might damage the display.

10 % - 90 % (percent)
Storage altitude

The storage altitude shows the maximum possible altitude for secure storing of the display. Storing it above this limit may result in damaging the display.

12192 m (meters)
40000 ft (feet)


Often the packaging of desktop monitors and smart TV sets includes accessories for them.


Information about some of the main accessories included in the standard packaging of the current model.

HDMI cable
USB Type-A to Type-B cable

Additional features

Information about other features.

Additional features

Information about other features of the current model, which are important and have to be specified.

Anti-theft stand lock slot - Kensington

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23.8" MSI Modern MD242UP

Display: 23.8 in, IPS, W-LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Static contrast: 1000 : 1
Refresh rate: 60 Hz