Razer is a direct competitor for brands like Asus, SteelSeries and Corsair. While some of the brands make gaming monitors along with gaming mouse and other peripherals, Razer Raptor is the first brand’s entry into the world of monitors.
The PC gaming market is getting increasingly crowded at all corners. There are literally so many manufacturers who make gaming keyboards, mouse, headsets and many other peripherals. Originally, Corsair and Asus were more into RAM, PSU and mother boards but now they have a strong position in the peripherals segment with literally everything available.
Razer is equally expanding as the company also has a Razer gaming smartphone and now their 27-inch gaming monitor further widens their reach. The monitor, true to its gaming tag is not only priced higher but also has 144Hz refresh rate. You will be able to play all your favorite gaming titles with the maximum possible frame rates and actually be able to view them.
The resolution is balanced at 2560×1440 and it has a 1ms response time. The lack of 4K in the gaming monitor is a good thing as you don’t have to suffer too much into getting a 2080 Super (when it gets launched) but still get lower frame rates due to the increased resolution.
The Razer Raptor is certified with HDR400, supports AMD FreeSync and G-Sync compatible making it the ultimate gaming monitor for serious PC gamers. The connectivity options are plenty as it has a HDMI 2.0b port, Display Port 1.4 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports as well as another Type C connector. Razer has ensured the monitor is future proof for any connectivity needs.
The Razer Raptor sells for $699 and may sound like a whopping number for console gamers, even some PC gamers. But, if you have already invested over $500 on a graphics card and another thousand dollars on a big gaming rig, this is a must-have monitor with lots of bells and whistles including a RGB strip running subtly along the base board.