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

By Polycount ยท 8 replies
Jan 7, 2019
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  1. Despite never having created a device in this particular part of the gaming PC market before (although it has tried a couple of times), Razer seems to know exactly what PC gamers look for in their high-end gaming monitors.

    The Raptor 27 features a 1440p IPS panel, ultra-slim bezels, a 1ms response time, and a rapid 144Hz refresh rate. To top it all off, the monitor houses AMD's adaptive sync technology, FreeSync. In true Razer fashion, the monitor also has a fully-customizable "Chroma" RGB light bar running around the base of its stand.

    Going back to what we said about Razer's being in tune with its audience this time around, the Raptor 27 can also be tilted backwards at a 90-degree angle, giving you easy access to its rear ports.

    That's a small change, but certainly a welcome one - it seems fiddling blindly with monitor cords or tipping your device on its side will be a thing of the past for Raptor 27 owners.

    With all the good stuff out the way, let's talk about the elephant in the room: the price. The Raptor 27 is fairly expensive at about $700, which is a couple hundred dollars more than you might expect to pay for similarly-specced competing monitors on the market.

    Regardless, if you're simply a huge Razer fan (or you have cash to burn), you can look forward to snagging the Raptor 27 later this year, though we don't have a specific release date yet.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 679   +495

    It's nice but definitely over priced. No Thanks.
     
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  3. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 824   +408

    Looks like freesync is winning versus gsync. What percent is gsync compared to freesync? 5? or 1?
     
  4. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 824   +408

    My 27in 1440p 144hz monitor was 300 because it is a no name Korean monitor. But now you can find cheaper. There were better offers on Christmas days. This one surely looks nice, but I dont think it is much better compared to my 330 monitor
     
  5. Johndoedoedoe

    Johndoedoedoe TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +22

    Wow, 1440p Freesync at $700, haha. You can get the 27inch 165hz Acer Predator with G-Sync for around that and often even cheaper.
     
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  6. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    I'm sure it's a fine monitor, but it's a bit too flashy for me outside of the expensive price.
     
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  7. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 526   +320

    Another overpriced product from razer ... **yawn**
     
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  8. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +1,545

    "Razer seems to know exactly what PC gamers look for in their high-end gaming monitors."

    If they did, it would be G-Sync.... how many high-end gamers have AMD video cards in their systems?
     
  9. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 729   +472

    It is a shame that monitors have to choose between one of the two sync technologies by AMD and Nvidia. Monitors tend to be more permanent of the purchases while GPU are updated more frequently. It would be absurd if you have to buy a specific brand of fuel for your car.
     
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