Also unveiled new Razer Blade 15 laptop at CES 2019

Razer is bursting onto the gaming monitor scene with a new 27″ IPS display, and they’re bringing the colour.

This is no rebadge, but a standalone monitor. They cited dissatisfaction with prior partnerships as the reason.

“Razer has worked alongside partners in the past to bring the Razer experience to monitors, but the full potential was never fully realized,” said CEO Min-Liang Tan.

Their first standalone foray into displays, the Raptor is a stunner, with a tiny 2.3mm bezel, extra wide base (with built-in cable routing), and RGB colour strips.

The cable routing looks sensational, especially if you opt for their included green cables.

The LED strips along the bottom of the wide, aluminum base give the display an aggressive, otherworldly appearance. You can customize the light show using Razer’s Synapse 3 app.

It operates at 144Hz and a 2560-by-1440 resolution, with built-in AMD Freesync support and a 1ms response rate. And it’s bright, HDR 400 certified in fact.

Here’s a cool feature: it flips back 90 degrees to give quick access to your ports. On that note, expect HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, along with powered USB-C.

Razer wasn’t clear on the release date, but it’ll arrive at some point in 2019 and it’ll go for around $700.

Razer Blade 15 is truly tiny

Razer Blade 15
Photo: Rapter

They also announced the Blade 15, a 15.6″ gaming laptop which Razer claims will be the world’s smallest. That may be true, as the Advanced Model is just 0.7″ (17.8mm) in height.

It’s a gorgeous little beast in a CNC machined aluminum case (in black or Mercury White.) The CPU will be an Intel Core i7-8750H, with up to 512GB of SSD storage and several graphics options, including RTX 2080 8GB.

With such a small size, I’m very curious to look at the cooling system. Razer claims it’ll use 0.1mm finns and a vapour chamber system to keep it cool.

Unsurprisingly, the display is also powerful, featuring 144Hz 1920-by-1080, with optional 4K touch as an add-on.

And yeah, it’ll have your shiny Chroma colours using Synapse.

The Razer Blade isn’t far off, arriving on shelves on January 29.