The Good The Razer Raptor 27 is a very good 27-inch 1440p gaming display. It gets bright enough and has a wide enough color gamut to make your games pop, and it’s packed in an impressive design.
The Bad Cable usage may be inappropriate if you are working at a crowded desk or needing cable replacement. It may seem to tall people that they cannot lift it high enough for comfort. Plus it’s expensive.
The Bottom Line This is a great 27-inch gaming monitor for 1440p settings, but you may want to consider the design flaws of the Razer Raptor 27 before purchasing it.
Razer Raptor 27, the first immersed company in the stormy waters of the gaming display market, is a bullet of monitors: an elegant business up front; aggressive party from behind. If I had to come up with one word to describe it, I would go with “reworked.” It’s strikingly stylized and a bit impractical. Its bright 27-inch, 2,560×1,440-pixel panel is pretty good, and its feature set includes support for adaptive FreeSync and G-Sync-compliant updates, wide color gamut and 144Hz refresh rate. the right notes you could expect for a great price of $ 700.
It’s on the high side, however, since you can get just stunning, albeit less fanciful, but the 4K Acer Predator XB273 is only for $ 100. Most of the smaller Razer competitors are in the $ 400 range.
Impressive design is an interesting translation of the aesthetic Razer notebook on black boards, and there are some things I really like about it, such as the elegant Chroma-compliant collection. In addition, the dark gray fabric at the back adds a stylish atmosphere that you would not normally get from a gaming monitor.
To access the connectors, you can tilt the display back 90 degrees. This simplicity of access is a touch that many monitor makers think about, but it makes life much better when you work on a crowded desktop or need to reach them frequently. You can’t rotate the display, but the base rotates smoothly on the table, still resisting sliding in any other direction.
Specifications Razer Raptor 27
|Maximum gamut||95% P3|
|Brightness (max/typical)||420 nits/380 nits|
|Windows 10 HDR||Video, wide color gamut, games|
|Adaptive sync||FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible|
|Vertical refresh rate||48-144Hz|
|Gray/gray response time (milliseconds)||4ms|
|Connections||1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x DP 1.4, 1x USB-C with DP 1.4 support, 2x USB-A 3.2|
|Release date||October 2019|
However, I noticed that the rubber material he was using leaves traces on the surfaces, like the laminate bench she was sitting on here at CNET – a dock for Viper Ultimate has the same base and the same problem.
But cables are just a kind of nuts. Razer designed it to use flat, bright green cables with rectangular connectors that feed through separate channels behind. This means that if the cable is bad, you will need to replace it with a Razer-compliant one, or be damaged by a third-party, flat, or worse flat cable that doesn’t bend to the right in ways that defeat the purpose of highly stylized design.
Cables do not slide easily through channels, so adjusting everything to lie properly can be a pain. While DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C cables and the USB-A expander come in the box, there is no corresponding DisplayPort cable to the Mini DisplayPort … that you will need to plug into a Razer laptop or most any laptop to get Adaptive, compatible with G-Sync. Although it supports alt USB-C (DisplayPort) mode for USB-C connectivity, Nvidia requires that the monitor be on the GPU bus for all G-Sync variable updates, but USB-C is on the internal GPU / CPU bus.
In addition, the sidewall design means that the base should be huge at a time when most manufacturers are gathering little to save space on the desktop. And I have already noticed in it a ding that I do not see.
You can lower the monitor far enough down, such as Samsung Space Gaming Monitor which is cool. But it has a limited 3.9-inch (100mm) stroke: you can lift it high enough where the center, in other words right in front of your eyes, is about 13 inches from the desktop. The other two monitors that are now on my desk can make 17 inches. It’s not a big deal for me, but I’m not a tall guy with a long torso.
Design aside, this is a very good monitor. Its own gamma experiences about 94% P3 coverage – about 132% sRGB – and it can produce relatively high peak brightness HDR mode about 480 nits , though more often 400 bolts. The default brightness is about 240 bolts, but if you increase it to the end, it will deliver 370 bolts. However, it can be brighter at 60Hz than 144Hz.
It has several game profiles that differ mainly in brightness – FPS, MMO, Racing. But the new Streaming profile changes the gamut to 1.5, greatly increasing brightness over most of the tone range, slightly increasing contrast and tilting the white dot to a cooler of 6,900K or more to improve screen translation and recording.
Otherwise, it’s almost 1100: 1, 6,400K, 2.2-board full board. Although it is not critical and only covers 88% of Adobe RGB, it is good enough for a consumer monitor. You can choose from three white dots (D6500, D5000 and D9300), sRGB color space and / or gamma settings of 2.2, 1.8 or 1.4. (All testing was done with X-Rite i1Display Pro and Calman 5 Ultimate.)
Using it in G-Sync compatibility mode, the refresh rate was set to frame-lock mode, but at the top 144Hz refresh rate I didn’t need it. Although the Razer has a 1 millisecond pixel response, it’s in motion blur mode that makes the screen very, very dim – 63 bolts – and doubles the image.
There was no visible backlight on the panel, which was strong enough.
However, $ 700 is a lot to pay for a 27-inch 144Hz 1440p monitor, especially one that has the disadvantages of a Raptor.
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