Razer this week started sales of its unique Raptor 27 gaming display, which it first introduced earlier this year. The monitor packs numerous gaming-oriented features such as AMD’s FreeSync, and it comes in a one-of-a-kind stand that offers some relatively extreme tilt options, as well as programmable Razer Chroma RGB lighting on the bottom.

The Razer Raptor 27 is a non-glare 27-inch IPS display featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, a 420 nits peak luminance, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and a 1 ms ULMB response time; all of which is fairly typical for an IPS QHD gaming monitor nowadays. A more unique feature of the Raptor 27 is its internal 10-bit dimming processor that, as its name suggests, controls the backlighting. The same processor seems to be responsible for managing the backlight's total color gamut, allowing the monitor to cover 95% of the DCI-P3 color space, something that not all gaming LCDs can do.

Meanwhile, as a gaming monitor, the Raptor 27 supports AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, and is also listed as NVIDIA G-Sync compatible. The monitor is also HDR capable, as the VESA DisplayHDR 400 badge will attest to, but like other DisplayHDR 400 monitors, only marginally so.

Meanwhile the chassis of the Raptor 27 sports ultra-thin 2.3-mm bezels on three sides, as well as a CNC-machined stand with integrated cable management. The stand can tilt all the way to 90º, providing easy access to display's inputs.

Speaking of inputs, the Raptor 27 has a DisplayPort 1.4 input, an HDMI 2.0b port, and a USB Type-C port (with DP 1.4 alt-mode) that can also power a laptop. For peripherals, the monitor offers a dual port USB 3.0 Type-A hub, as well as a headphone jack.

The Razer Raptor 27 Gaming Display
  General Specifications
Display Size 27-inch
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560x1440
Refresh Rate 144 Hz with FreeSync
Response time 7ms typical
4ms Overdrive
1ms with Motion Blur Reduction
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Brightness 420 nits
Color Gamut 95% DCI-P3
HDR DisplayHDR 400
Other 10-bit dimming processor
Connectivity 1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x USB Type-C with power delivery
1 x Headphone output
2 x USB 3.0
Availability October 2019
Price $699.99

Razor's Raptor 27 monitor is hitting the streets at $699, which brings it in at the high-end of the prce range for 27-inch gaming displays with comparable characteristics.

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Source: Razer

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  • Sttm - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    $700 for 27inch freesync. You are paying for the brand, not the panel at that pricing.
  • Beaver M. - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    What brand? Razer, the brand that is known for early breaking crap?
  • Eliadbu - Saturday, October 26, 2019 - link

    Yea that brand, apparently they still sell loads of their stuff and I find all of their product portfolio breaks up quickly usually few months after warranty is over. Not to talk about how overpriced they are. And I can say it has little to do with how I use my equipment since all other competitive brands I've used just last so much more time, it just makes their product look like toys in comparison.
  • Morawka - Saturday, October 26, 2019 - link

    At least razer sells extended warranties and accidental protection packages for an affordable price. I got 3 years worth of coverage on my Razer Naga Trinity RGB for $15. Even if I spill soda on it, i'm covered for 3 years.
  • AlyxSharkBite - Monday, October 28, 2019 - link

    I had a keyboard of theirs last me years so I tried a headset and mouse and they both died in under a year. Was disappointed
  • skavi - Sunday, October 27, 2019 - link

    The gamut seems to be higher than most panels with that refresh rate. Could be worth for some people. (Like me if I had the money)
  • Drkrieger01 - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    Any word on what the wattage for laptop power delivery would be? This might be an interesting business option for docking work laptops.
  • FreckledTrout - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    Why do companies go through so much effort on RGB and not freaking make them useful? I mean come on can't you do a decent bias light that changes color with the dominant color on the screen like Philips Ambilight? Just annoys me that RGB has become a garnish instead of the main course.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    Was there ever a point where RGB was something other than a checkbox to fill so that competitors didn't have a percieved feature advantage.
  • Beaver M. - Friday, October 25, 2019 - link

    Because Philips has them very tight on lockdown with patents.

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