Snag yourself some lush gaming monitor luxury from Razer with this stupendous Black Friday deal

It’s an older model, but it checks out. When Razer released the Raptor 27-inch a couple of years back, it looked painfully pricey at $800 for a 165Hz 27-inch 1440p panel. But now you can snag it on Newegg for just $299. Suddenly, a slab of slick Razer-engineered luxury on your desktop just got a whole lot more attainable.

There are, of course, now faster 1440p monitors running at 240Hz and beyond. There are high-refresh 1440p IPS panels available for sub-$200, too, which we’ll come to.

But this Razer is a bit special when it comes to design and engineering. And 165Hz is surely quick enough and slick enough for most gamers. The rest of the Razer Raptor 27’s spec are decent, too.

You get HDR400 certification, 480 nits peak HDR brightness, IPS panel tech and multiple inputs including HDMI, DisplayPort and USB-C. The latter does support power delivery, but sadly only up to 15W.

The only snag is that, as an older model, the IPS panel’s response time is a tiny bit off the pace of the latest monitors. The headline performance is rated at 1ms. But that’s via the MPRT metric with backlight strobing. The more conventional and arguably more representative GtG figure comes in at 4ms.

So, if you want that absolute fastest available technology, this monitor won’t be for you. But then, really fast 1440p panels cost considerably more.

And what few if any of them at any price will give you is the truly special engineering this Razer delivers, with stand, chassis and cable management design quite unlike any other monitor.

Factor in some neatly executed RGB lighting and you have an overall feel-good factor that blows way past the $300 sale price. If that’s not cheap enough for you, it’s actually now possible to get a 27-inch 1440p high refresh IPS monitor for under $200.

Yup, Acer’s Nitro XV272U is going for just $197 on Amazon right now. Good for 170Hz and 1ms response, it’s a remarkably high spec gaming monitor for the money. It’s a bit bare bones when it comes to design and features. But at this price point, you have to be realistic and focus on the core functionality. What you’re getting is a true high refresh, high resolution gaming experience at a very reasonable price point.

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