If you're looking for a gaming monitor that combines a unique design, excellent quality and value for money, you're in luck because the Razer Raptor 27" Gaming Monitor just got over a half-price cut, to $379.99. That's a huge saving of $420 for a gaming monitor with max style points.
The Razer Raptor 27 originally launched in 2019. That model has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which is solid but not as high as some people would like. A newer model that has a refresh rate of 165Hz launched in 2021. That version is the one that's on sale today.
The new-and-improved Raptor 27 was also the "world's first THX-certified gaming monitor" when it came out. To hit that mark, the monitor had to pass "more than 400 individual tests to ensure color, tone, and images are displayed as their creators intended, for a stunning picture quality and level of detail."
Razer Raptor 27" Gaming Monitor
$799.99 $379.99 at Amazon (-53%)
A sleek design with built-in cable management, Razer Chroma RGB lighting, and compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD Freesync Premium. Now, you can get this amazing monitor for only $379.
Razer still sells the 144Hz version of the Raptor 27, but it's not worth it as its list at $699.99. Razer still has the newer 165Hz model at full price as well, so we suggest checking out other retailers for this specific monitor.
Screen size: 27 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate: 165Hz
Response time: 1ms
Sync: NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync
Color: 95% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB
Right now, Amazon has the Razer Raptor 27 (165Hz) on sale for $379.99. That's the best price we can find on the web, and the lowest price that the monitor has ever been, according to CamelCamel. Oddly, the Raptor 27 bumped back up to $399.95 for a bit, but it's now back down to $379.99.
Best Buy also has a significant discount on the Razer Raptor 27 (165Hz) at the moment. The $399.99 price tag isn't as low as what you'll see at Amazon, but it gives you another choice of retailer. Best Buy also has a Price Match Guarantee, so you may be able to get the Raptor 27 for the same price as what Amazon is offering.
Spec-wise, the Razer Raptor 27 isn't just a good-looking bit of kit. It's a 27-inch monitor with an IPS panel and a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, supporting HDR400, and has a wide color gamut of 95% DCI-P3. This means it can display vivid and realistic colors for both SDR and HDR content.
It also has a fast refresh rate of 165Hz and a low response time of 1ms, thanks to the Ultra Low Motion Blur technology. This makes it ideal for fast-paced games that require smooth and sharp motion. Most importantly though, it looks cool, and it's quintessential Razer style. It has a sleek and minimalist design with thin bezels and a solid aluminum base. The base also features a cable management system that hides the five flat cables that come with the monitor, giving you a clean and clutter-free setup. Those cables? Razer signature green.
The Razer Raptor 27 is compatible with both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium, which means it can eliminate screen tearing and stuttering by syncing with your graphics card. You can enjoy a fluid and lag-free gaming experience with any GPU you have.
The monitor can also tilt up to 90 degrees to reveal the ports on the back, which include HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C and two USB-A ports. As with other Razer products, the Razer Raptor 27 also supports Razer Chroma RGB lighting, which lets you customize the colors and effects of the LED strip on the base. You can sync it with other compatible products to customize your lighting to your preference.
You can also control the monitor settings through the Razer Synapse software, which lets you switch between different profiles for gaming, streaming, creating or working.
If you want to know more before clicking purchase, we have a full review of the 2021 Razer Raptor here but if you're a fan of Razer products, this won't disappoint, and we don't think it will stick around at this price for long.
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