28 February 2019
Razer is a well-known brand in the gaming community. It is known for making some of the best gaming products across different categories and now, it has ventured into the category of gaming monitors. Razer chose the CES 2019 platform to showcase its first-ever gaming monitor named Razer Raptor.
With the Razer Raptor, users will get a big 27-inch ultra-wide IPS display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. It has almost negligible bezels with an edge-to-edge display which should help gamers in getting an immersive experience. There is support for AMD Radeon FreeSync technology for a faster response time with 1ms Motion Blur Reduction.
The gaming monitor can be used by anyone interested in gaming but Razer has especially focused on eSports players to help them get the best out of it. The display panel boasts 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut and also supports HDR content. It means professionals will be able to see quite an accurate color reproduction.
The team has made use of Razer Chroma-powered LED strips which light up the monitor's base. These lighting strips are also customizable via Razer 3 Synapse application. The app will further allow users to sync the lighting effect with other Chroma compatible hardware if they happen to own one.
In terms of connectivity, the Razer Raptor comes with one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, one USB Type-C port, and two USB Type-A 3.1 ports. It has been priced at $699.99 in the United States with sales starting later this year. It is worth mentioning that Razer showed an "early-design-phase" model at CES 2019 and not a production unit.
Razer Raptor Key Features:
- 27-inch Non-Glare WQHD IPS Display
- Fast 144Hz Refresh Rate and wide color gamut with HDR support
- 2.3mm ultra-thin bezels
- Adaptive display via AMD FreeSync
- 90-degree tilt for easy setup and access to ports
- Built-in CNC cable management system
- USB-C power delivery to charge mobile devices
- Razer Chroma with 16.8 million colors for customization