Razer is basically a manufacturer of accessories that has now evolved to include laptops in its products. All that was missing was an accessory: a screen for gamers. Here is the Raptor, presented at CES 2019.
Razer has become in a few years a safe bet for anyone looking for gamer material … and do not look too much at the expense. The manufacturer-turned-propset continues to conquer amazing markets, such as the smartphone with the Razer Phone 2 or even the dematerialized coins with the Razer Pin (formerly zGold).
A lot that many were waiting for was the screens, one of the few accessories for PC players that the firm did not cover. At CES 2019, Razer took a first step in this direction: here is the Razer Raptor.
Razer Raptor, the 27-inch gamer screen
A big, vibrant display with a lightning-fast 144Hz refresh rate. Set your eyes on Razer Raptor, our first 27 "gaming monitor: https://t.co/WvV8id4MGo pic.twitter.com/Cd3CMbqXTS
– R Λ Z Ξ R @ CES2019 (@Razer) January 7, 2019
The Razer Raptor is a 27-inch edge-to-edge screen whose base is of course compatible with the Razer Chroma LED system with 16.8 million colors. But the most interesting is this wide slab IPS definition WQHD (2560 × 1440 pixels) advancing a response rate of 1ms (but 4ms GTG in 144Hz).
It covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space and is HDR 400 10bits certified with a brightness level of 420 nits. Above all, it is compatible with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, perfect for players so. Small disappointment however: Nvidia G-Sync is not supported, only AMD FreeSync is available.
The screen itself can be raised slightly on its base and offers a 90 ° inclination. Above all, its base directly integrates a CNC cable management solution to perfect the beauty of your installation.
For the connection, we find on this screen HDMI 2.0a port (HDR compatible), a DisplayPort 1.4, 2 USB A 3.1, a jack and a USB Type C Display-Port can also recharge the connected device.
Price and availability of the Razer Raptor 27
This Razer Raptor 27 has something very attractive, but some details remain disappointing. For example, it is more than surprising that G-Sync, the solution popular with gamers, is not available.
However, this is only a concept as Razer is used to present at CES; remember the Razer Linda. Thus, it has neither release date nor price, but will certainly serve to gauge the interest of the audience for a potential new market to take.