MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet and Still Works

It is not uncommon to see PC components marketed as having “military grade components” or otherwise have some form of tough and rugged theme. It is rare however to see a PC component that can survive the impact of real-world bullets, as PC gamer Eric Gan recently revealed on Twitter. 

The story goes like this, at around 4 am local time, Gan’s house was shot at by a random stranger on the street, with bullets penetrating the exterior walls of the premises. Five shots in total were fired, one of which penetrated the wall and was then hit the back of his monitor, an MSI Gaming Optix G27C2. 

To his surprise, Gan’s monitor continued functioning as normal after getting shot, mostly thanks to the bullet losing the majority of its momentum before the impact. Even so, the monitor absorbed the impact and only received damage to the display’s outer shell at the rear of the display.

The shots were reportedly fired from a “party behind the street”, and no one was physically harmed by the event. To MSI’s credit, they offered Eric a new monitor and “some swag” after they were made aware of the incident. 

  

While we doubt that MSI will start advertising the newfound bulletproof qualities of their Optix series monitors, we imagine that MSI’s monitor team will see the survival of their Optix G27C2 as a point of pride. Can any other monitor manufacturer say that their displays have survived gunfire? 

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