Razer Raptor 27 Review

Razer Raptor 27 Review

Known and loved for its accessories, the Razer Raptor 27 marks the hardware’s first trip to gaming displays – and, boy, does it hold its ground. The Raptor is a 27-inch panel with an appropriate name and design, but excellent quality specifications support it under the hood. An IPS panel with 1440p resolution, 1 ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. Great stuff in basic gaming terms, but is it worth the high price of $ 700? In short, yes. This is our Razer Raptor 27 Review.

Review of Razer Raptor 27 – Design

The Razer Raptor 27 is a slim device that does not need to be mounted outside the box. It consists of just two parts – the monitor panel and the stand – and they are firmly fused. The L-shaped pattern is also pleasantly curved and fits snugly at the rear to create the pivot point for adjustments. Meanwhile, a clear cable management approach helps keep things tidy, with cable guides running at the rear of the base. It is simple, durable and elegant.

Even as a monitor, you don’t have to look far to see all the features of a Razer design. The Raptor has a black with a black approach side, while the cables are an incredibly distinctive Razer green that, as we know, contrast the harder black materials with a bang.

Display

Elsewhere, the front of the monitor offers a screen that has almost no physical edges on all three sides. However, there is a type of frame in the present image that many monitors currently have. This reduces the overall image a little, but when you are playing or watching, it is not noticeable and has no impact. As for the rear of the panel, it is covered with a black mesh material – just like the one found on the speakers. This is really cool and makes the design a little bit more interesting.

In short, it’s a simple yet excellent design and one of the best and most enjoyable I’ve seen on a gaming monitor for a while.

There is a smooth and silky imaging technology behind this panel. In theory, merging the ultra-low motion blur with a response time of 1 ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz is a surefire way to ensure a smooth image. Get G-Sync compatibility, like the Raptor, and this Razer display is one of the best G-Sync-compatible FreeSync displays available.

The same story with the color range and precision that this IPS panel offers. The Raptor also has an HDR400 rating, supported by a 95% DCI-P3 color range for superior quality. This may sound like another surprising acronym to add to technical acronyms, but it is what should be noted on modern game monitors. We are increasingly interested in the DCI-P3 color range, because it exceeds sRGB and is now the gold standard for films and screens worldwide. Everything averaging 90% or more are high claims, but the Razer Raptor fulfills its ambitions well. The colors here are exceptional.

While we are talking about this topic, Razer followers will not be surprised to hear that the Raptor’s tasteful RGB elements are fully integrated into the Razer Chroma, which means you can sync it with your other Razer equipment.

To complete the front functions practically, you are also right under ports, as you have: an HDMI 2.0b; a DisplayPort, a USB-C (which supports DisplayPort in alt mode); two USB 3 ports and a good old headset. Solid enough.

Performance

As soon as the Raptor is turned on, the sharpness of the image and the depth of the color become clear. Each icon has an almost 3D quality on the desktop – an encouraging start. Getting started and playing, despite playing for several hours, was (predictably, with that start) a pleasure. Division 2 was lively, with semi-visible and semi-tangible elements, such as climate, fire and smoke, surprisingly clear and pleasant. Red Dead Redemption 2 was beautiful in every way, with bright light sources in dirty photos, for the exuberant beauty of the landscape in huge views.

Apex Legends was ridiculously animated, colorful and smooth, made even more enjoyable by Raptor, which could efficiently process 140 frames per second, where our machine can (fortunately) pump. Control’s cinematographic cinematography was captured brilliantly and clearly, each end of each piece of brutalist architecture, a triumph of clear lines and brilliant and glorious structures.

And finally, Metro was an absolutely fantastic experience in terms of dirty visual effects, with underground colors and scenes detailed above. In general, whatever the game is and what the PC can launch, Raptor improves. This applies to quality, color and vividness, as well as smoothing out photos and frame rates. In all instances of the game, the images are as smooth as you wish, with beautiful, beautiful worlds.

Somewhat predictable, the Raptor was also great for daily work and administration. Navigation guides, pages and productivity applications on the Internet offer the same clarity and performance that I have enjoyed with games. I can only imagine how good the installation with two monitors with two Raptors would be. The stuff of dreams, presumably.

Razer Raptor 27 Review – Conclusion

This is a monitor that should be taken seriously, whether you are building a new installation or performing an actual upgrade. The perfect combination of game monitor specifications, with overall image quality and level of connectivity, means that it is a monitor for PC players. However, this is the quality of the photo, I would recommend it to someone who also wants something for their console – especially if it is for a console / PC installation or someone who wants to keep that flexibility and focus of the PC in a later line. The price may be a little lower, I think – if it’s closer to the 500 mark, you can get two for about a thousand – but the Raptor is a premium device that justifies the cost.

This is a great gaming monitor and marks a very successful first trip to Razer gaming displays. The design is subtle yet refreshing, the connectivity stable, full of options and elegant. The screen speed is fast and fast for smooth photos, the image quality is bright and beautiful, and the range of colors and contrasts are deep and attractive. I even love substandard RGB lighting. As a result, it is definitely and one of the best game monitors you can get before 2020.

Razer Raptor 27 Score

9 Total score

The Raptor 27 is an impressive first-time gaming monitor from Razer, combining high style and exceptional performance in a solidly built package that will be the envy of other players. An sRGB mode is missing, but the wide DCI-P3 range looks great with SDR and HDR content and will appeal to players looking for vibrant colors.

Razer Raptor 27 Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Excellent HDR contrast
  • Saturated color
  • Almost 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • Fantastic style and build quality
  • FreeSync and G-Sync compatible
  • 144Hz refresh rate

CONS

  • No true sRGB color mode,
  • Switch manually between SDR and HDR modes
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