Razer enters display market with Raptor monitor

Razer has laptops, mice, speakers, keyboards, controllers, and more. Now, the PC gaming company is entering the display market with a screen that has just about every feature a gamer could ask right out of the gate. Check out the Razer Raptor monitor below.

The Raptor is a 27-inch IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. That’s right in the sweet spot many gamers seem to prefer, right between 1080p and 4K. The screen offers a refresh rate of 144 Hz and just 1-ms response time for high frame rates and low ghosting, too.

Finally, the screen gets a few high-end bells and whistles: AMD FreeSync will keep your screen smooth and tear-free (on compatible graphics cards), and HDR 400 with a peak brightness of 420 nits will bring extra color and contrast to the display.

Razer says the screen features 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. As with the rest of the features on this display, that coverage toward this being a very good gaming monitor but not one for professional content creation.

Razer Raptor’s Ports and Stand

Even the ports should please most gamers. The display features one each of HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 ports, as well as two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports with pass-through. There’s also a USB Type-C port that supports power delivery as well as support for Display 1.4 when in Alt mode.

Of course, it’s not a Razer product (or, let’s be realistic, any modern PC product aimed even tangentially at gamers) without some RGB LEDs. The Razer Raptor supports Razer’s Chroma app and features an RGB LED at the base of the stand.

The stand itself is a bit weird, though. The stand allows height adjustment and 90-degree vertical-tilt adjustment, but the dual-rail system means that your desk had better be nice and flat. Razer doesn’t mention VESA mounting either way, but with that stand, it seems unlikely.

About the only things I’d add to this screen would be G-Sync and HDMI 2.1, both of which would kick the price up a few bucks. As it stands this is a full-featured monitor. If the stand itself fits your lifestyle, the display is up for pre-order on Razer’s site for $699 right now.

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For $429 you can get the exact same features from Pixio’s PX7 Prime. Add a four-year extended warranty for $80 and still save nearly $200 over the Razer.

https://www.amazon.com/Pixio-FreeSync-Certified-Ultimate-Compatible/dp/B07WGXXV55

While Pixio isn’t the best-known brand, they’re starting to infiltrate the US market and have some nice stuff for the price.

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Well, the important features anyway. No USB hub and no RGB nonsense. That might be a plus to some folks.

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Being a Razer peripheral, presumably you need to sign into a cloud account before you can adjust brightness or contrast.

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Another pretty thing by Razer with no QC, no doubt.

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