Razer's booth at CES 2020 is filled with awesome products, some old, some new. We are having so much fun getting hands on with the latest innovations and gaming tech, including their Kishi mobile gaming controllers, Razer Blade laptops, and their new Razor Raptor 27 gaming monitor.
Razor Raptor 27 Gaming Monitor
Razer have been top of their game for a while now when it comes to gaming peripherals and laptops, there's no question there. In fact, the WePC offices are filled with Razer mice and keyboards. And now, they're extended their gaming domination by including monitors in their product line up. Or, to be more exact, the Razor Raptor 27.
We had the opportunity to get hands on with this new monitor on the show floor to see how it stacks up compared to big-name monitor brands that are already dominating the market.
Razor Raptor 27 Specs
- Screen size: 27 inches
- Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
- Panel type: IPS
- Refresh rate: 144Hz
- Response rate: 4ms with overdrive, 1ms with motion blur, 7ms typical
- Connectivity: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, USB-C, 2 x USB-A
- Weight: 25.4 pounds
While 4K gaming may be gaining popularity, 1440p is still the standard resolution most gamers are going for - so it's good to see that Razer have kept that in mind. The 144Hz refresh rate and 7ms respond rate are standard and provide a smooth and lag-free gaming experience. It also comes with support for AMD's Free Sync to further enhance its gaming capabilities.
Razor Raptor 27 Design
As with all Razer products, the design for the Razer Raptor 27 is sleek and stylish and it definitely fits in with their general aesthetic. The stand is adjustable in terms of both height and tilt to help you customise it for your workspace and allow for better access to the down-firings ports.
When it comes to ports, you get pretty much what you would expect with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and two USB-A ports. You can even charge devices through the USB-C port, although Razer have said it will only be low-wattage devices that can take advantage of this.
Most importantly when it comes to the design, at least for me, is the customisable LED strip along the base. Thanks to Razer's own Synapse 3 software, you can control and customise the lights to suit your design.
Release Date And Price
The monitor is still being classed as an "early-design-phase model" so we don't have an exact release date just yet, but they are expected to be available in the second half of 2020. We do, however, know the price. The Razer Raptor 27 will retail at $700 and will be available in both the US and Canada. No word yet on whether it will be released worldwide, or when that could happen.