Razer’s new Raptor 27 gaming monitor has a faster 165Hz refresh rate
Razer refreshed its minimalist Raptor 27 gaming monitor with FreeSync Premium support for low frame rate compensation for smoother gameplay; a slightly faster refresh rate of 165Hz (the previous model peaked at 144Hz); and THX certification claiming to offer excellent color, tone and image accuracy. Like the 2019 version, this one is compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and its 27-inch matte QHD IPS panel covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space.
This monitor will retail for $ 799.99 when it releases in Q3 2021, which is $ 100 more than the previous version. The improvements are at least worth considering if you want to play on PC with improved variable refresh rate technology. That, and Razer’s Raptor 27 is hard to beat when it comes to design, with its sturdy aluminum base that allows the monitor to tilt 90 degrees for easy cable management. It’s definitely a steep price to pay, as some 4K gaming monitors cost a bit more. For $ 899, Acer’s Nitro XV28 features a 28-inch 4K IPS display with HDMI 2.1 ports that support fast 120Hz refresh rate games on PC or on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Razer now offers a VESA adapter for this Raptor 27 and the previous model. If you want to ditch the base that came with the monitor, this adapter (also available in Q3 2021) costs $ 100 and will allow you to mount the Raptor 27 on a monitor arm or other VESA base you prefer. This would have been a pretty attractive accessory to include with the updated monitor, especially since the new monitor also costs $ 100 more, but alas. Chances are, you still want to use the standard Chroma LED-lined base.
Other than the tweaks I mentioned earlier, not much else is different here. The ports have not changed with this update. It still comes with one HDMI 2.0b port, one DisplayPort v1.4 port, one USB-C port with DisplayPort support, two USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and a headphone jack.
Razer has another E3 ad, but that doesn’t have much to do with gaming – it’s a $ 179.99 GaN charger that can deliver up to 130W of total power. It’s worth noting that its two USB-C ports support up to 100W (not 130W as the name might suggest), and the two USB Type-A ports can pull 18W each. If you have multiple devices plugged in at the same time, it will share power between them, totaling up to 130 W. The charger comes with global adapters included, so it can be a good option for traveling, depending on where you are. go.
Razer’s GaN charger isn’t the only 100W option on the market. There’s HyperJuice’s $ 100 charger, for one, and that company also made these inventive 65W and 100W GaN chargers that can be stacked for more power and more ports. You’ll be hard pressed to find a USB-C charger faster than 100W, but that could change in the future as the new USB-C specification version 2.1 supports charging up to 240W. However, in the meantime , it won’t take much effort to find a more affordable GaN charger than Razer’s one.