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Razer gets into LCD market with 27-inch Raptor

Posted on Monday, January 07 2019 @ 13:20:09 CET by


Gaming peripheral maker Razer is going to make an entry into the display market. Sometime later this year, the firm will release Raptor, a 27" gaming display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. The IPS-based panel has a 144Hz refresh rate, 7ms typical respone time (1ms with Motion Blur reduction), FreeSync support, 178 degrees viewing angles, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 420 nits brightness, 95 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR support.

Razer's Raptor has a height adjustable stand with 90-degree tilt and integrated Chroma RGB LEDs. The display uses a flat foot with flat cables and has HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and USB Type-C inputs, as well as two USB 3.0 Pass Throughs. You can expect it later this year for $699.99.

Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor
Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, announced today its all-new 27-inch gaming monitor concept, the Razer Raptor. The desktop screen will be unveiled at CES 2019 as an early-design-phase model, with production units slated for release later this year.

Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan says, “Razer has worked alongside partners in the past to bring the Razer experience to monitors, but the full potential was never fully realized. We have decided to tackle this space on our own and are very excited to expand our presence to include desktop displays.”

ESPORTS READY DISPLAY
The Razer Raptor will deliver ultra-wide viewing angles with its custom-calibrated WQHD (2560×1440) IPS edge-to-edge panel with thin 2.3 mm bezels. The monitor will feature AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™ adaptive sync technology with fast response times featuring 1 ms Motion Blur reduction and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, ensuring fluid frames while gaming.

The display satisfies the most demanding esports and performance enthusiasts insisting on pixel-perfect visual output with high refresh rates and low response times for competition at the highest levels.

The Razer Raptor will display vibrant colors, with its 95 percent DCI-P3 wide color gamut and support for HDR content, providing deep blacks for truly immersive viewing experiences. Color profiles will be programmed into the monitor to address gamer and prosumer demands for optimized gaming, movie and productivity settings.

PRECISION CRAFTED DESIGN
Razer’s precision-crafted, matte-black design features a forged aluminum base. Its backplate is finished with a blend of fabric and metal to add a touch of elegance. Razer Chroma-powered LED strips illuminate the monitor’s base, which can be customized through the Razer Synapse 3 application to synchronize with other Razer Chroma-enabled hardware.

Designed with easy cable management in mind, the height adjustable monitor is also capable of tilting backwards up to 90 degrees for easy I/O ports access. Built-in CNC milled channels line the back of the monitor base to allow users to easily hide the five unique Razer green performance cables included with the display, creating a clean battle station setup.

EXTENDED CONNECTIVITY
The Razer Raptor will offer a variety of input ports for connectivity for various devices. This includes 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x USB-C which includes power delivery, and 2 x USB-A 3.1 ports.

The Razer Raptor aims to increase the productivity of users with picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture input capabilities allowing for multiple inputs to be simultaneously displayed. The USB-C port also includes power delivery to allow for lower wattage devices to be charged while connected to the monitor.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The new Razer Raptor gaming monitor will be priced at $699.99 MSRP and is scheduled to be available later this year from Razer.com in the U.S. and Canada.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Screen Size: 27 in.
  • Resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440p)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
  • Response Rate: 4 ms with Overdrive, 1 ms with Motion Blur reduction, 7 ms typical
  • Gaming Modes: FPS / Racing / MMO Mode / Streaming
  • Viewing Angle: 178 Degrees (H/V)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: up to 420 Nits
  • Color Gamut: 95% DCI-P3
  • HDR: Yes
  • Height Adjustable Stand: Yes, w/ 90-degree tilt for easy port access
  • Connectivity: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.4, 1 x USB-C (supports DP1.4), 2 x USB 3.0 Pass Throughs
  • Included Cables: 1 x Power, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x USB-C (also supports DP and Power Delivery), 1 x 2 USB-A 3.1
  • Dimensions w/ Stand: 24.15? (613.4 mm) W x 15.29 in. 19.23 in. (388.4 mm – 488.4 mm) H x 7.46 in. (189.4 mm) D
  • Weight w/ Stand: 25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg)




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