CES has been Razer’s platform of releasing remarkable products that would define the brand’s image such as the Blade Stealth, Razer Core and Project Christine. At CES 2019, Razer didn’t flash us with proof of concept products as seen with last year’s Project Valerie, instead Razer ventures to the monitor market with their Raptor 27″ Gaming Monitor.
To Razer’s credit, this is one of the most appealing monitors as of today. Design is Razer’s speciality as seen with the rest of their products. Of course, to top it all of, it has Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting, comepleting the overall Razer aesthetic. Without sacrificing functionality in its design,
Despite the gamer-y iMac feel, functionality is present with the monitor as the stand has cable routing grooves and support for height adjustment and tilting.
The Raptor Sports a 27″ 1440p 144hz IPS display with 2.3mm bezels. Its IPS display grants a 95 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut and HDR 400 support. Its Chroma RGB base lighting can be configured using the Synapse 3 software. It supports AMD FreeSync and has a 4ms response time with a 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature. Connectivity wise, the Raptor includes 1x HDMI 2.0 port, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB-C(supports DP 1.4 and Power Delivery.), and 2x USB 3.1ports.
In theory, the Raptor should be able to charge a Laptop via USB-C using the port’s PD feature.
The Razer Raptor will be priced at $699,99 MSRP and is scheduled to be available later this year.