Assassin’s Speed: Eve Technology Reveals 27-Inch QHD Monitors With 240Hz Variable Refreshby Anton Shilov on January 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST
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
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||1 ms GtG|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2334 mm²||0.1156 mm²|
|Pixel Density||~109 PPI||~163 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||98% DCI-P3
|Inputs||1×DP 1.4 input/output
2×USB-C (100W PD)
|USB Hub||Triple-port USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A|
|Stand||Adjustable, sold separately for $99|
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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ingwe - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkGood to see a low price 144 Hz 4K monitor.
xenol - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkUnfortunately it's the pre-order price and they're doing the Apple thing by selling the stand separately it looks like.
Valantar - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkGiven that the stand is $99 and nearly 50% of the users taking part in development said they'd use their own VESA mounts I'd say that's a decent compromise.
damianrobertjones - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkif they're selling the stand separately, out of principle, I simply would not buy the item.
sandtitz - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkI already have a decent (dual display) VESA arm that did cost much more than $99 and if I were to buy a monitor the included stand would be useless.
As long as people understand what they're buying and not complain when there's no stand included.
Valantar - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkAgree, at least as long as there's an easy option to buy a suitable, affordable and decently featured stand - as there is here. $99 isn't the cheapest stand out there, but its design and features still make it a decent deal.
Beaver M. - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkBuy a monitor arm, wich can even be expanded, by buying even more segments. You will never look back to even the best stands and they will never be an issue for you again. Plus you save a lot of space on your desk.
Ergotron or the Amazon licensed ones are perfect.
xenol - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkI had an Ergotron for a few years and then got rid of it. I may have only really used the free-adjustments a few times and the only thing that made having it worthwhile-ish was that my center speaker could actually be center, but it's not really a hard advantage.
Besides that, I'm short enough that my monitors have to basically be at their lowest level anyway to comfortably work with them for extended periods of time.
Spunjji - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - linkWeird flex when you could just, you know, buy the stand they're offering or use your own.
damianrobertjones - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkThat's not a low price. A low price would be £120.
By now 1080p should be a thing of the past but, as always, companies will stick an artificial price onto items and we'll lap them up as some type of gift/value.
We've had 1080p for YEARS. 4k should now be a standard. But... if people are happy to pay the price... .