Do you still remember Eve V, Surface Pro clone born from the concept of crowdsourcing? Almost all aspects of Eve V sound interesting, and that’s because thousands of people who are members of the community participated during its development by providing input related to what they want from a Windows 10 tablet.
Success with V, Eve team based in Finland was also interested in applying the same formula in the category of other devices. Their efforts gave birth to Spectrum, a monitor worked on by involving 4,053 people in the Eve community. In comparison, Eve V was previously said to involve 1,453 people.
Again, this input from many people produced a very interesting device. Spectrum comes in three variants, and all three carry very qualified specifications. Everything is powered by a 27-inch IPS panel that supports 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, while the difference lies in the resolution, refresh rate and brightness level.
The cheapest variant ($ 349) packs a resolution of 1440p, a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a maximum brightness of 450 nits. In the middle variant ($ 489), the resolution is still 1440p, but the refresh rate and brightness level increase to 240 Hz and 750 nits. The most expensive variant ($ 589) carries a 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 144 Hz, with a brightness level of 750 nits.
Such a high refresh rate makes it ideal for gaming, and Spectrum is also compatible with variable refresh rate technology from Nvidia (G-Sync) and AMD (FreeSync). One thing that I really like, Spectrum does not adopt the design style of gaming devices that are too tacky though the specifications are very suitable compared to other gaming monitors.
Speaking of design, Spectrum is not sold with a monitor holder so consumers who want to hang it on the wall can save a little. But for those who need it, Eve offers an optional stand for $ 99 which is very functional; after installation, the monitor can be changed high-low, raised or lowered, and rotated the orientation from landscape to portrait.
The last attraction of Spectrum is the matter of connectivity. Spectrum packs a myriad of ports on its back: HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 2x USB-C (one that can charge laptops with 100 W output), 3x USB-A, 3.5 mm audio jack and USB-B. I find it difficult to find another monitor in the same price range that has this many ports.
One thing that would be a shortage of Eve Spectrum is about stock. As a young company, Eve’s production capacity was still limited. The price I mentioned earlier ($ 349, $ 489 and $ 589) is also the cheapest price prepared for a number of pre-buyers – the price will continue to rise over time, and the selling price is certainly more expensive when the Spectrum is in the hands of retailers.