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Corsair Raptor K40

Corsair Raptor K40
alaScore 91

68 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Corsair Raptor K40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Corsair Raptor K40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Corsair Raptor K40 review


It may not have mechanical switches, but the Corsair Raptor K40 is a good-value gaming keyboard with plenty of features

Expert review by : Jon Martindale (

Corsair Raptor K40 gaming keyboard


Mechanical keyboards have been popular with the gaming audience now for some time, but they can ofte Mechanical keyboards have been popular with the gaming audience now for some time, but they can often be rather expensive. Corsair recently released...

Fast and easy to type on.

Not as satisfying to use as a mechanical keyboard.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Play3r (

Corsair Raptor K40 Review


The Corsair Raptor K40 in today's review is a departure from our past keyboard reviews in two ways. Firstly, the Raptor 40 is a rubber-dome based keyboard rather than mechanical and expanded upon that, it's also quite affordable rather than attracting...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : E. Fylladitakis (

Corsair Raptor K40 Keyboard Review


A few years ago, we witnessed the return of mechanical keyboards and ever since then companies have been fighting a marketing war about whose keyboard is better. The truth however is that mechanical keyboards, even in their least expensive...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (

Corsair Raptor K40 Review — Colorful Language


The Raptor K40 is a decent keyboard with a cool lighting gimmick. Beyond that, it's hard to think of a reason to spend $80 for it. If you absolutely must have a membrane gaming keyboard, the Raptor K40 is one of the better ones. Even so, you might be...

Gorgeous lighting ; Intuitive, attractive design ; Good macro functionality

Feels like a much cheaper keyboard ; No wrist rest ; Expensive for what it does

The Raptor K40 is a decent keyboard with a cool lighting gimmick, but it's hard to think of any reason to spend $80 for it.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Deep macro functionality, Key plungers set above closed keyboard surface, Side-splayed feet, Color-configurable backlighting

Not a mechanical board, Next to no macro instructions, No help system

Given all else you get, the K40 is an excellent investment at about half the price of top-shelf gaming models like the Ryos. If you’re not wedded to a mechanical keyfeel, you can get plenty of mileage out of this board and spend the difference on games.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : The Guru of 3D (guru3d)

Corsair Raptor K40 review


Admittedly we like the entire Vengeance Keyboard series very much. This is the first Raptor we have tested and admittedly I am impressed. The Raptor series is aimed to be more mainstream, and while it certainly has a somewhat "cheaper" feel opposed to...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Corsair Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard Review


There is no doubt that mechanical keyboards have taken a significant market share in recent times as all of the major manufacturers moved away from membrane style units in the high end. There are exceptions to that though, such as the Razer...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Very nice keyboard


Been using it for a week or so. Very responsive keys, good sound, good lighting. One minor downfall is that there is no per-key lighting, its all or none. You can set it to cycle through but you cant, for example, set certain keys to one colour and the...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (



Great keyboard with very responsive keys, lovely led effect that will match any rig, pretty neat options for macros, i love that most of the keys can be pulled off for ease of cleaning the those hard to reach places.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Adjustable backlight:Y
Backlight:Y / Yes
Backlight colour:Various
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver
Surface coloration:Monotone


LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:36
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Mini / Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:Belgian / Dutch / English / French / German / Spanish / UK English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming
Split keyboard: No
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wrist rest:N / No / Yes


Mouse included:N / No

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes


Power Consumption:500
Power source type:USB

System requirements

Minimum hard disk space:35
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home / Yes