Razer starts selling striking Raptor 27" monitor

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  1. NCC1701D

    NCC1701D Member Guru

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    It's very close to the price of when the first mainstream 1440p 27" 144Hz IPS panels came onto the market in 2015. Those had Gsync modules in them too that raised the price. They were around 800 bucks. So this is 100 less, 4 years later, and with freesync. You can get the same type of panel now for much cheaper than this. I would find one that you like and buy a cheap stand for it to pivot if it doesn't have that feature out of the box.
     
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    I use my monitors for more than gaming, so the specs on this monitor check a lot of boxes for me. I'm in no rush and will wait for the reviews, but I assume that the street price will be less than $700 once it is widely available.
     
  3. slick3

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    If you're playing fast paced shooters; I don't see why your primary choice would be a VA. I think most people would consider TN first, IPS second and likely not consider VA considering the high response time. TN IMO is strictly competitive games. IPS gives a good balance between TN and VA, especially the low response time of the latest reiteration. The difference is substantial, I've tried comp. shooters on all three..

    If competitive shooters weren't my primary focus however, I'd probably go VA as well.
     
  4. Undying

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    There is a decent response time 144hz VA panels. I love the high brightness and sound silly but its easier to find curved VA panel which i did. :)
     

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    I had the best visual experience with my old 27" 1080p curved VA panel. I'm now on a 27" 1440p IPS - that says a lot!
     
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  6. K.S.

    K.S. Ancient Guru

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    ther' takin the facking piss I tell ya..

    EDIT: but apparently it's quality piss..just expensive'

    Razer Raptor 27 Review & Rating - PC Mag

    • Fully flat, perpendicular to surface allows for all ports to face directly outward. It's easier than ever to plug in DisplayPort 1.4b, HDMI 2.0, x1 USB Type-C (supports DisplayPort 1.4 & USB upstream capabilities) + two USB 3.0 ports. No headphone-jack.
    • Using a 5-way joystick you can navigate OSD.
    • sRGB results are 100%
    • Adobe RGB Measurement 89.2 %
    • 94% DCI-P3 Coverage.
    • Rated for HDR400 with a peak of 420 nits the display reviewed at 453 nits in HDR mode, while SDR came in at 358 nits.
    • With a black level of 0.27, the Raptor's contrast-ratio rating (1,000:1) is of note considering it reviewed at "1,678:1"
    • Tested using HDFury 4K Diva - an input lag time of 1.7ms was recorded.
    • No observable tearing or lag was noticed in CounterStrike Global Offensive. Gaming was conducted using a 2080 TI and an RX
    • AMD Freesync is "Officially Supported"
    • The Raptor is G-sync "Compatible"
    credit: article by Chris Stobing
     
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  7. OnnA

    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    Anecdotal Testing

    As I do for every gaming monitor, I put the Razer Raptor 27 through its paces in a few rounds of Counter Strike: Global Offensive to test how well the overdrive features, adaptive sync, and motion-blur reduction features add to my multiplayer experience. Here, I found no issues with screen tearing or lag, and the monitor is well-equipped to do exactly what it says it will: help you game at 144Hz as fast as your fingers and twitch response will let you.

    We tested both AMD's FreeSync and Nvidia's FreeSync compatibile* adaptive-sync technologies on the Razer Raptor 27, using both an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card, and in each instance, the display showed no signs of tearing or slowing down the action. According to Razer, this panel supports AMD's FreeSync, but Nvidia has also designated the Raptor 27 as G-Sync Compatible.
    (It doesn't have Nvidia's dedicated G-Sync circuitry inside, but it works in a functionally identical fashion to monitors that get the full "G-Sync Certified" badge.)

    HDR video testing was also great, and although 27 inches is a little on the small side for a monitor that I'd recommend you do the majority of your movie watching on, it could still sub in temporarily for a larger HDR TV in between gaming matches, if it really needs to.

    Razer? Really, Razer!
    Razer has a bit of a reputation in the gaming community—"polarizing," would be the word. Depending on which side of the Razer fence you land on, the company's products tend to be all hits, or mostly misses.

    Though I'm an avid PC gamer, I haven't personally purchased a Razer product in well over a decade. (Not for special reasons, mind you.) But if the Raptor 27 is the kind of kit I've been missing out on, then it's a big regret on my part. Given that this is the first gaming monitor Razer has produced, I wasn't expecting the world out of this display, which is why I'm that much more blown away to see a first-timer perform so far above the grade. Razer has burst out of the gate with a spectacular gaming monitor here, showing that the company listens to gamers. On most accounts, it delivers on what that segment of the market looks for in its next big purchase.

    At $699, the monitor is right around the top end of what you should spend on a display with similar specs at its 27-inch screen size. But for me, it's worth it. With a gorgeously functional design, eye-wateringly good color results, and smooth gaming performance, the Raptor 27 goes above and beyond to earn our Editors' Choice badge. It may be Razer's first (and only) gaming monitor to date, but if the company keeps up this level of quality and innovation with future panels, this will be just the first in a series of award wins.

    * The truth ;)
     
  8. K.S.

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    ? I'm confused - I agree

    EDIT: It's in what you posted?

     
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  9. XP-200

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    27in, how quaint. lol
     
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  10. RavenMaster

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    Lul $700 for an age old 1440p 144hz monitor.

    I paid 670 bucks back in 2014 for an ASU’s 1440p 144hz monitor with g-sync.

    Razer been smoking the crack pipe.
     

  11. angelgraves13

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    When are the 8K gaming monitors coming? That way we can start getting 4K 120Hz at affordable prices.
     

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