Eve Technology is known primarily for its crowd-developed 2-in-1 Eve V notebook introduced a couple of years ago. But this week the company introduced its first crowd-developed displays. The Spectrum monitors designed for gamers also happen use some of the industry’s first QHD (2560x1440) IPS panels that feature a 240 Hz refresh rate.

Eve’s Spectrum lineup of gaming displays includes three 27-inch models. The most basic model has a 2560x1440 resolution, 450 nits maximum brightness, and a 165 Hz refresh rate. The ‘fastest’ 240Hz SKU has a 2560x1440 resolution and 750 nits peak brightness. The most advanced version features a 3840x2160 resolution, 750 nits max brightness, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. All the monitors rely on an 8-bit + AFRC IPS panel from LG, which is equipped with a proprietary backlighting as well as a special polarizer that enables the LCDs to display a 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

All the monitors support VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology and are AMD FreeSync Premium Pro as well as NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible certified. Also, the displays support HDR10 and are VESA DisplayHDR 400 or 600 certified, depending on the model.

Connectivity is one of the strong sides of Eve’s Spectrum monitors. All models feature one DisplayPort input and output, one HDMI input, and two USB-C inputs with one supporting a 100 W Power Delivery. In addition, the LCDs feature a triple-port USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A hub and a headphone jack.

It is noteworthy that while the Eve Spectrum displays are aimed at gamers, their minimalistic design does not ‘scream’ about their gaming nature. Furthermore, the monitors do not come with a stand; if you aren't bringing your own, then that will cost an additional $99.

The Eve Spectrum Displays
  Spectrum 165 Hz 1440p Spectrum 240 Hz 1440p Spectrum 144 Hz 4K
Panel 27-inch class IPS (a-Si) 27-inch class IPS (oxide)
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440 3840×2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 165 Hz 240 Hz 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Technology VESA Adaptive Sync
(AMD FreeSync Premium Pro &
NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible Certified)
Range 48 Hz - 165 Hz 48 Hz - 240 Hz 48 Hz - 144 Hz
Brightness 400 cd/m² typical
450 cd/m² peak
650 cd/m² typical
750 cd/m² peak
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
DisplayHDR 400
DisplayHDR 600
DisplayHDR 600
Pixel Pitch 0.2334 mm² 0.1156 mm²
Pixel Density ~109 PPI ~163 PPI
Color Gamut Support 98% DCI-P3
100% sRGB
Inputs 1×DP 1.4 input/output
1×HDMI 2.0
2×USB-C (100W PD)
USB Hub Triple-port USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
Audio headphone out
Stand Adjustable, sold separately for $99
Warranty ? years    
MSRP $349/€349 $489/€489 $589/€589

Eve plans to start sales of its Spectrum displays with a QHD resolution sometimes in the third quarter. The 165 Hz model will cost $349/€349, while the 240 Hz QHD model will be priced at $489/€489. The most advanced 4K Spectrum monitor will be available in the fourth quarter for $589/€589.

It should be noted, however, that these prices are pre-order prices, and require committing to buying the hardware before it ships. Prospective buyers who want to wait for a review should expect to pay more later on, as Eve has indicated that the prices of the displays will increase by the time they hit the market.

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Source: Eve Technology

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  • p1esk - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    This one will compete with Asus XG27UQ, which hopefully comes out this quarter.
  • Gastec - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - link

    Compete? The ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ is an overpriced pos with "HDR" 400, selling for 980€.
  • Valantar - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Given that orders can be cancelled at any point up until production, I'm tempted to put down a deposit even if I was mostly looking at something bigger/ultrawide to replace/complement my aging U2711. Specs and features look great, especially for the price. The 240Hz seems a no-brainer simply for the higher brightness/better HDR though.
  • edzieba - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    There's no local dimming (not even edge-dimming, let alone a proper FALD backlight array), so there's nothing HDR about it beyond the label on the box. Contrast ratio will be limited to the 1000:1 of the panel itself.
  • g3m1n1 - Monday, February 10, 2020 - link

    Don't trust these people, seriously.

  • TristanSDX - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    let they make 4K 240Hz, LCD tech is ready, connections too (DP1.4 with DSC)
  • nevcairiel - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    You willingly want to invest into DSC, instead of waiting one more generation and get no lossy compression?

    HDMI 2.1 and DP 2.0 really should hurry it up. Otherwise these screens look rather good, especially for their prices.
  • Gastec - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - link

    Those kinds of monitors will sell for $1500+
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    ... and what magical video card do you have that can drive a 4k 240Hz display at anything other than Ultra Low settings?
  • azrael- - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Anyone even considering pre-ordering one of these monitors should take a look at: https://www.reddit.com/r/evev/comments/duglie/thos...

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