Monday, January 7th 2019

Razer Introduces the Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor

Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, announced today its all-new 27-inch gaming monitor concept, the Razer Raptor. The desktop screen will be unveiled at CES 2019 as an early-design-phase model, with production units slated for release later this year. Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan says, "Razer has worked alongside partners in the past to bring the Razer experience to monitors, but the full potential was never fully realized. We have decided to tackle this space on our own and are very excited to expand our presence to include desktop displays."
E-Sports Ready Display
The Razer Raptor will deliver ultra-wide viewing angles with its custom-calibrated WQHD (2560x1440) IPS edge-to-edge panel with thin 2.3 mm bezels. The monitor will feature AMD Radeon FreeSync adaptive sync technology with fast response times featuring 1 ms Motion Blur reduction and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, ensuring fluid frames while gaming.

The display satisfies the most demanding esports and performance enthusiasts insisting on pixel-perfect visual outputs with high refresh rates and low response times for competition at the highest levels.

The Razer Raptor will display vibrant colors, with its 95 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut and support for HDR content, providing deep blacks for truly immersive viewing experiences. Color profiles will be programmed into the monitor to address gamer and prosumer demands for optimized gaming, movie and productivity settings.

Precision Crafted Design
Razer's precision-crafted, matte-black design features a forged aluminum base. Its backplate is finished with a blend of fabric and metal to add a touch of elegance. 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.

Designed with easy cable management in mind, the height adjustable monitor is also capable of tilting backwards up to 90 degrees for easy I/O ports access. Built-in CNC milled channels line the back of the monitor base to allow users to easily hide the five unique Razer green performance cables included with the display, creating a clean battle station setup.

Extended Connectivity
The Razer Raptor will offer a variety of input ports for connectivity for various devices. This includes 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x USB-C which includes power delivery, and 2 x USB-A 3.1 ports.

The Razer Raptor aims to increase the productivity of users with picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture input capabilities allowing for multiple inputs to be simultaneously displayed. The USB-C port also includes power delivery to allow for lower wattage devices to be charged while connected to the monitor.

The new Razer Raptor gaming monitor will be priced at $699.99 MSRP and is scheduled to be available later this year from Razer.com in the U.S. and Canada.

Specifications
  • Screen Size: 27 in.
  • Resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440p)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Response Rate: 4 ms with Overdrive, 1 ms with Motion Blur reduction, 7 ms typical
  • Gaming Modes: FPS / Racing / MMO Mode / Streaming
  • Viewing Angle: 178 Degrees (H/V)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: up to 420 Nits
  • Color Gamut: 95% DCI-P3
  • HDR: Yes
  • Height Adjustable Stand: Yes, w/ 90-degree tilt for easy port access
  • Connectivity: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.4, 1 x USB-C (supports DP1.4), 2 x USB 3.0 Pass Throughs
  • Included Cables: 1 x Power, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x USB-C (also supports DP and Power Delivery), 1 x 2 USB-A 3.1
  • Dimensions w/ Stand: 24.15" (613.4 mm) W x 15.29 in. 19.23 in. (388.4 mm - 488.4 mm) H x 7.46 in. (189.4 mm) D
  • Weight w/ Stand: 25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg)
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10 Comments on Razer Introduces the Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor

#1
oxidized
faking pics much are we huh razer? That bezel...
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#2
yakk
A kiddy looking monitor at premium price... whatever...
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#3
willace
Too expensive..... Make it 4k than the price should be good.............
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#4
neatfeatguy
Thank goodness! I was scared for a moment because I didn't see a specific mention in the specs of "RGB", but as I read more I found what I needed to know so I could be reassured this is indeed a Razer product:

"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 "

Now I know this will be a POS monitor that'll crap out just after the 1 year warranty expires.
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#5
INSTG8R
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faking pics much are we huh razer? That bezel...
Let’s also not ignore that horrible stand either...
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oxidized
INSTG8R, post: 3971479, member: 4203"
Let’s also not ignore that horrible stand either...
I have to be honest, i kinda like it for some reason, but i can see your point.
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INSTG8R
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I have to be honest, i kinda like it for some reason, but i can see your point.
Not very much adjustment at all for that footprint.
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#8
CheapMeat
INSTG8R, post: 3971479, member: 4203"
Let’s also not ignore that horrible stand either...
I'm not seeing how the stand is horrible. Only issue is that you can't VESA mount it later but not everyone does anyway and there are plenty of other options.
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#9
stimpy88
Oh god why does it have to have an IPS panel! seriously, 1000-1 contrast ratios are so 15 years ago!

I'm never going to be able to buy a monitor this year, they are all either crap, or $2000 and you have to compromise between contrast ratio, resolution, refresh rate, HDR, curved (not good) etc. Nothing affordable has all of these in one 27" or 32" package.

Monitor manufacturers are deaf, dumb and blind to customers needs.

1000-1 contrast ratio my ass.
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#10
DovahKiin
stimpy88, post: 3972087, member: 178509"
Oh god why does it have to have an IPS panel! seriously, 1000-1 contrast ratios are so 15 years ago!

I'm never going to be able to buy a monitor this year, they are all either crap, or $2000 and you have to compromise between contrast ratio, resolution, refresh rate, HDR, curved (not good) etc. Nothing affordable has all of these in one 27" or 32" package.

Monitor manufacturers are deaf, dumb and blind to customers needs.

1000-1 contrast ratio my ass.
Why would Razer make it FreeSync when Blade uses Nvidia GPUs?
I'm saying they support Nvidia for their products but then push a different adaptive sync. It's odd, but if it will eventually work for Nvidia cards that would be nice.
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