Razer Raptor hands-on: a unique new gaming monitor

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The Razer Raptor is a 27-inch gaming monitor and marks the first time that the hardware company has stepped into the standalone display space. But there’s an additional twist here: the Raptor isn’t just a cool CES prototype. It’s also going to be a real product. Razer is planning to ship the Raptor later this year for $699.99.

As for the actual display, it’s in line with other top gaming monitors: it has a 27-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and between a 1ms (with Motion Blur reduction) and 7ms (typical) response rate. The screen reaches a brightness of up to 420 nits, and it supports HDR (although Razer hasn’t specified which HDR standard, specifically). The one downside: there’s only support for AMD’s FreeSync tech, not Nvidia G-Sync.

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43 thoughts on “Razer Raptor hands-on: a unique new gaming monitor

  • January 8, 2019 at 02:23

    The only thing this video needs is someone who knows how to review monitors.

  • January 8, 2019 at 02:42

    The glowing base is gaudy and distracting, but I guess that's their thing?

  • January 8, 2019 at 02:57

    unique. uploaded by the Verge. Ok i'll bite

  • January 8, 2019 at 05:04

    no thanks , i will glue some leds to my monitor xD

  • January 8, 2019 at 06:47

    yikes what a joke. Won't stand a chance without better specs at that price.

  • January 8, 2019 at 11:33

    Save up a bit more and get yourselfs a sick 32:9 Super—Ultrawide by Samsung

  • January 8, 2019 at 14:14

    razor mouses were always bad quality. that's why i will never buy anything razor. i own two Logitech mouses that have lasted nearly a decade, the razor didnt even last a year

  • January 8, 2019 at 15:04

    My money will go towards a better display, not rgb lighting and an aluminum chassis. Neither of which I’m going to see or utilize when I’m hardcore gaming anyway in a dark room

  • January 8, 2019 at 16:11

    100% of razer products are garbage 100% of the time. don't get ripped off stay away from crappy products from crappy companies.

  • January 8, 2019 at 18:52

    You're paying 700 dollars for a bit of LED on the foot of the monitor and the Razer badge. NZXT has an ambient RGB kit for 115 dollars and it works on any monitor.

  • January 8, 2019 at 19:32

    wtf what a trash screen for the money, I can by a curved 32 inch 1440p 144hz screen for half that price and tack on my own RGB for that price.

  • January 8, 2019 at 23:17

    nor worth the money is not better than a low cost gaming monitor waste of money to bye when for 600$ + there is so much better gaming monitors out there

  • January 9, 2019 at 00:38

    Wow $700?! You could get the pixio ph277 and have $300 left… I guess I'll have to pass on this one.

  • January 9, 2019 at 01:16

    To all of you people complaining about the price, do a PCPartPicker filter with all the checkmarks this monitor has. 144hz. 1440p. IPS. 1ms. Freesync. You cannot find any monitor for under $700 with those specs. On top of that, this offers a clean design, cable management, and an RGB base. This is reasonably priced, especially since this is in early adopters territory.

  • January 9, 2019 at 01:45

    Thought the cable management was purely aesthetic but that 90 degree tilt is nice.

  • January 9, 2019 at 02:41

    Hey you guys couldn’t help me with building a computer could you?

  • January 9, 2019 at 06:58

    Why do no reviewers talk about the colour accuracy… It's kinda important and it's 95% dci p3, it's misleading people into thinking this is really overpriced when in reality it's not bad for that kind of accuracy.

  • January 9, 2019 at 07:14

    A gaming monitor review without showing any gameplay. Just what I needed.

  • January 9, 2019 at 08:06

    "i've seen better monitors than this" and doesn't give an example of one?
    piss off

  • January 9, 2019 at 15:30

    I would’ve bought it if it was 500 bucks. I’m looking for a monitor and was thinking to buy this until I saw the price tag . RIP

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  • January 11, 2019 at 16:20

    Apart from looking amazing and having a real premium look and feel it’s a rip off , I’ll stick to my Asus PG258Q

  • January 14, 2019 at 22:12

    people in this comment section are legit stupid do the math 700 isnt that bad is it a lot yes but you have to think of everything the one of the only monitors thats an 1440p Ips 1ms and its 144hz there isnt alot like that out there and you got the rgb and then the forged aluminium and brushed aluminum it all adds up

  • January 20, 2019 at 01:33

    Why even bother making a video if you cant review it

  • January 25, 2019 at 07:44

    IPS is the only reason why I'm interested.. I've never heard of a high refresh IPS monitor.

  • February 1, 2019 at 19:42

    the sound of freesync + gsync in one monitor is great but the price is way too much for some rgb when we can just get the dev kit and slap it on our own monitors

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