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    Razer originally revealed its Razer Raptor 27 — a 27-inch, 144Hz gaming monitor — at CES back in January, but the company has been focused elsewhere since then. The Raptor 27 is now available, though Razer is shipping the display with a hefty price tag of $699.99. It’s on the expensive side for gaming monitors, but it comes with the specs to match. The display runs at a 144Hz refresh rate at a resolution of 2560x1440p. It also has as low as a 1 millisecond response time with motion blur reduction, though it typically runs 4-7 ms.

    At nearly $700, it would make sense that the Razer Raptor 27 would come with G-Sync, but it doesn’t. Out of the box, it supports AMD’s FreeSync Technology with a “G-Sync Compatible” certification. It can use G-Sync for adaptive refresh rate, but only if HDR is disabled.

    Speaking of HDR, the panel is rated for HDR400 with a 10-bit dimming processor. Although technically high-dynamic range, HDR400 is the lowest certification, so large gaps in dynamic range shouldn’t be expected. That tech is pushed through an IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angles and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.

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    The monitor demands a high price tag with those specs, even though it’s cheaper than some other Razer products. What sells it are Razer Chroma RGBs that run the base of the display, 2.3mm bezels, and a sleek cable management system in the back. You can read the full specs below.

    Razer Raptor 27 specs

    • Screen Size—27 inches
    • Resolution—2560 x 1440p
    • Panel—IPS
    • Refresh rate—144 Hz
    • Response rate— 1ms with motion blur reduction
    • Gaming modes: FPS / Racing / MMO Mode / Streaming
    • Viewing angle—178 degrees
    • Aspect ratio—16:9
    • Contrast ratio—1000:1
    • Brightness—up to 420 nits
    • Color gamut—95 percent DCI-P3
    • HDR—HDR400
    • Height adjustable stand—yes, w/ 90-degree tilt for easy port access
    • Connectivity—1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.4, 1x USB-C (supports DP1.4), 2x USB 3.0 pass through
    • Included cables—1x power, 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port, 1x USB-C (also supports DP), 1x 2 USB 3.1 Type A
    • Dimensions w/ stand—24.15 (H) x 15.29 (W) x 19.23 (D) inches (613.4 x 388.4 x 488.4 mm)
    • Weight w/ stand: 25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
    Jacob Roach
    Jacob Roach is a writer and video game lover based out of St. Louis, Missouri. After finishing a degree in English at Southern New Hampshire University, Jacob returned to St. Louis where we now writes about anything tech or gaming related. In his free time, he enjoys JRPGs and fast-paced shooters, as well as the occasional card game.

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