Razer's new Raptor gaming monitor: a breath of fresh air

Razer announces its new Raptor gaming monitor at CES 2019: 1440p 144Hz FreeSync HDR for $700.

Published Mon, Jan 7 2019 1:27 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

CES 2019 - 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.

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First off, we'll get the tech specs out of the way: the Razer Raptor has a 27-inch IPS panel with a native resolution of 2560x1440 and 144Hz refresh rate with FreeSync and HDR support. With 1ms response rate with Motion Blur reduction enabled, 4ms with overdrive, and 7ms typical response rate. We have HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and a bunch of USB connectors.

But it's the back design of the Razer Raptor that has caught my attention, with some awesome design work by the Razer team on the integrated cable management system and slide-up-and-down for screen height adjustment. The iconic black/green theme is throughout, while the base has a gorgeous fabric/metal backplate and Chrome-capable RGB lighting of course.

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Razer will also have some impressive picture-in-picture features that will let you see multiple inputs at once, with the company including screen mirroring support for its Razer Phone 2 smartphone through USB-C, which will let you use your smartphone with a full screen (in this case 27 inches) with mouse and keyboard support.

Razer will reportedly be selling its new Raptor gaming display for $700 according to Hardware Canucks.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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