Back in 2019, Razer announced their first gaming monitor in the form of the Razer Raptor. It was a 27-inch monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, something that you might expect from a gaming monitor. However, we are in 2021 and demands and expectations have changed, so a refresh to the monitor did not come as a surprise.
At E3 2021, Razer announced an update to the Raptor monitor. For the most part, it seems that Razer hasn’t really done much in terms of design, but one notable upgrade would be the refresh rate which was bumped from 144Hz to 165Hz. It is slightly faster and unless you’re a professional gamer or someone who has the cash to splash, if you own the previous model we’re not sure if you’ll need to upgrade.
This is because apart from the bump in refresh rate, everything else seems to be identical. However, there is the addition of THX certification which means that the monitor has been tested hundreds of times to meet certain quality standards, and there is also a VESA adapter if you want to mount it on the wall, but otherwise, visually it looks the same as the previous model.
It is, however, $100 more expensive than the first-gen Raptor monitor, bringing its price up to $800. If you’re fine with that price, then head on over to Razer’s website for the details on how to pre-order.