Razer’s RGB-covered 144Hz gaming monitor is on sale for $150 off

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Razer Raptor monitor

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Razer is best known for its abundance of gaming-related keyboards, mice, headsets, and other accessories. Razer has also produced a few gaming monitors, most recently with the ‘Raptor’ series of displays. Razer just refreshed the 27″ Raptor monitor with a higher refresh rate, but now you can grab the older model for $549.99. That’s $150 off the usual price, and $50 lower than the Amazon Prime Day price.

The monitor on sale is the last-gen 27-inch Razer Raptor, which has an ‘IPS-grade’ 144Hz panel, a solid aluminum base, a 1ms response rate, and HDR 400 support. It’s primarily designed for AMD FreeSync, but it’s also advertised as G-Sync Compatible. That means no matter what graphics card you have, you should get super-smooth gameplay at up to 144Hz. Finally, the monitor has an abundance of RGB lights around the base, configurable using the Razer Synapse desktop software.

We haven’t tried out the Razer Raptor ourselves, but our friends at TechRadar loved the performance and excellent colors, though they noted HDR is still a bit of a mess on Windows. Tom’s Hardware also liked the monitor for its build quality and universal GPU support, while citing the lack of a true sRGB color mode as a downside for professional use.

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer, based in North Carolina. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout.