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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  • sircolby45 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Oh wow...Oof
  • MTEK - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Welp, guess I'm not buying from them. Thanks!
  • eek2121 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

  • Retycint - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Tl;dr Apparently the company has refused to honor their Eve-V (Surface clone) orders back from 2017, citing a change of ownership(of the company) and telling people to look for the new owners. Apprently they also stopped responding to emails altogether. Smells really fishy
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    I feel like this issue would have been nice to see mentioned at least in passing in the article, rather than the comments.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    Thanks BTW. I was mulling a pre-order; now, not so much.
  • Gastec - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - link

    Pre-ordering is basically paying in advance and you could be paying for anything, even just the JPG image of the product.
  • Cellar Door - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - link

    Can actually handle the RMA rates? Enthusiast that are willing to give a new brand a chance will also expect nothing short of a perfect panel when it comes to panel lottery.

    I wish them best of luck but this effort is more likely destined to fail profit wise.

    I also find it hard to believe LG is selling them their grade A panels at a cheap enough price for Eve to make profit.
  • GreenReaper - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Of course, if you take pre-orders and don't give refunds for non-delivery, it's fairly easy to turn a profit.
  • Gastec - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - link

    I already know the panels will have backlight bleeding. ALL the so-called gaming moniitors from all brands have it, there has been a generalized lack in quality coming out from those panel makers (Asus, Acer, LG) for some years.

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