Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Razer Raptor enters the monitor market

Razer’s Colorful Raptor 27 Monitor Has a Flip-Top Head Razer is making a gaming monitor
Cecil Davis | 08 January, 2019, 06:38

United Kingdom pricing and availability for the Razer Raptor have yet to be confirmed, with the company setting a U.S. recommended retail price of $699.99 (around £550 excluding tax) and a launch 'later this year' once the design has been finalised.

But even if you couldn't care less about seeing the most attractive version of whatever 2019's Crysis is, the Razer Raptor is just a aesthetically pleasing monitor.

Razer has just dipped its toes into the gaming monitor market with its unveiling of the Razer Raptor, a new 27-inch gaming display with one of the most unique designs for a gaming monitor I've ever seen, and I hope Razer keeps it in the final version.

It's a 27-inch 16:9 display with bezels that are only 2.3mm thick and surround an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560-by-1440. The 420 Nits of High Dynamic Range and expansive DCI-P3 color gamut let increasingly (and thankfully) bright and colorful games really shine. As you can see in the photos, it's also Chroma-enabled on its base, so you can sync the monitor's lighting with that of your keyboard, mouse, headset, and mousepad. Since this is still an early design model, some changes could be made before launch. If you own other Razer hardware, it's possible to synchronize the Chroma light show across all your devices.

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Razer also provides cables such as the power, one HDMI, one DisplayPort, one USB-C and two USB 3.1, which all neatly clip into the back to easily manage your cables (aka a neat freak's dream).

Around back, Razer has included channels to route cables, and a company rep told us flat cables will come with the monitor in the box. The height of the screen can be adjusted and tilted backwards up to 90 degrees so as to make accessing the ports easier.

We're incredibly excited to get the Razer Raptor through our lab and put it to work.