The gaming experts at Razer do not stop expanding their product portfolio. Now the manufacturer even offers its first own gaming monitor, the Raptor. This scores with impressive technical data, at least on paper, and comes in a cool design.
Razer sets itself up broadly
It’s really amazing what Razer has to offer in the way of products. While a few years ago the manufacturer could only score with mice and the corresponding mouse pads, the gaming experts now cover almost the entire gaming segment. This includes not only the appropriate peripherals, but also notebooks and even smartphones. Now Razer goes one step further. With the Raptor, the manufacturer is launching its first in-house gaming monitor. The pretty screen was announced at CES last year. However, last year’s model was only a design study. Due to the positive reactions, Razer apparently decided to put the design into practice.
A genuine gaming monitor
The first look at the anything but discreet monitor makes it clear in which direction Razer is heading. With the Raptor, demanding gamers’ hearts will beat faster. The 27-inch monitor is aimed not only at everyday gamers, but also quite clearly at lightning-fast e-sports. All components are designed to provide the most immersive and promising gaming experience possible. This already starts with the resolution of crisp 2560 x 1440 pixels. An IPS panel promises stable picture angles. Thanks to the reaction time of 1 ms and a refresh rate of 144 Hz, you always have the best possible overview of what is happening. All this is supported by a practical Motion Blur Reduction. The support of AMD FreeSync is also trend-setting. This avoids additional jerking or annoying tearing when using a graphics card from AMD. Also HDR should not be a problem. Thanks to a brightness of 420 nits amazing contrasts should be possible here.
Great design and many connections
At first sight the Raptor is a real eye-catcher. Base of the monitor is aluminum. The metal comes in a matt design, which is underlined by a cool chroma RGB lighting. Also the narrow frame provides a modern appearance of the monitor. Not only optically, but also in practice the monitor should score. Thus it provides with many connections for the fact that probably each conceivable source can be attached. In addition to an HDMI connection, the user also has a DisplayPort, a USB-C and two USB-A (3.1) available. Razer uses practical cable guides to avoid clutter with all these cables.
The wait is finally over for the enthusiastic fans of last year’s design study. The Razer Raptor is available immediately. However, anyone who is interested in the pretty gaming monitor will have to put a proud price of about 800 Euro on the counter.