Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Razer unveils the 'Raptor 27,' its first gaming monitor

Razer unveils the 'Raptor 27,' its first gaming monitor

United Kingdom pricing and availability for the Razer Raptor have yet to be confirmed, with the company setting a USA recommended retail price of $699.99 (around £550 excluding tax) and a launch 'later this year' once the design has been finalised. Beyond that, it has a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate and support for FreeSync- something that Nvidia GPU owners will be able to take advantage of in the future.

It was perhaps inevitable that Razer would add yet another gaming-focused peripheral to its ever-growing lineup, so it's not all that surprising to see the Razer Raptor 27, the company's first desktop monitor, emerge. The IPS screen itself is 27-inch with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, and it stretches edge to edge with no bezels.

But even if you couldn't care less about seeing the most handsome version of whatever 2019's Crysis is, the Razer Raptor is just a aesthetically pleasing monitor. It's not just for gamers though, as its panel supports 95 percent of the wider DCI-P3 color gamut. Since this is still an early design model, some changes could be made before launch. Contrast ratio is at 1000:1, with 420 nits of brightness.

Razer Chroma-powered LED strips illuminate the monitor's base, which can be customized through the Razer Synapse 3 application to synchronize with other Razer Chroma-enabled hardware.

Perhaps the most interesting new features is the monitor's interesting cable management system. The monitor will ship with acid green flat cables for the back ports.

On top of that, the Razer Raptor has a height-adjustable stand that also folds 90 degrees to give you easy access to the ports - one HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort 1.4, one USB-C port (supports DP1.4) and two USB 3.0 ports. But the Razer Raptor's specs are especially useful for users looking for peak performance during a competitive gaming match.

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