Today I took delivery of my Eve Spectrum 4K with a stand and the first impressions are exceptionally great.
The packaging is created with lots of attention to detail and the monitor can easily be unboxed and installed on your desk.
Here are some pictures of my installation:
I run an M1 MacBook Air for my development work and use a gaming PC (i7 8700K & RTX 2080) for playing mostly FPS games like PUBG, CS:GO and some other games.
My Spectrum replaces a LG 27UD88W, which could only run 4K@60Hz (overclocked to 70Hz). Playing FPS games in 4K provides a lot of benefits in viewing distance and overall details and sharpness in games, but not having 100+Hz did have an impact on my responsiveness and aim.
Having tested a 4K 144Hz display, I was convinced that this would be the ultimate setup for me. The only drawback was that none of the available displays offered USB-C connectivity with Power Delivery to support my development work. That is when I came across the Eve Spectrum 4K.
The display has a lot of capabilities for tweaking it to your own likings. The calibration out of the box is really great, I only had to bump up the Sharpness to 70 to give that extra crispness that I am used to.
Everyday tasks feel more fluent on the Spectrum 4K and the contrast is great for doing development work in dark mode IDE’s and editing photos.
This is where the Spectrum 4K excels!
My aim feels a lot smoother compared to playing on 4K@70Hz and all player characters move smoothly across the screen. This makes aiming a lot easier and will provide you with an advantage over sub-100Hz monitors.
The screen is more vibrant and has a lot of dynamic range.
Overall, it exceeds my expectations and I am really happy with it!
I can confirm that my Spectrum also whines when enabling HDR (10-bit colors). I can live with 8-bit colors but I do hope that this is not a hardware defect and can be resolved using firmware modifications. As I am highly sensitive to noises, I leave mine on SDR. My wife does notice it when she is standing really close to the display.
As for the SDR versus HDR content, I actually cannot tell the difference to be honest.
A big thank you to the team at Eve and to the community!