Project: Spectrum | A crowd-developed monitor

This post serves to show the current status and history of Project: Spectrum, monitor being developed by Eve and its community.

Present: The current state of events

Crowd-development is still underway

You can find everything about this project and participate in the Project: Spectrum development category of our forums.

We’re finalizing specifications

These are the provisional specifications so far:

Project Spectrum
Panel
Size 27 inches
Resolution 2560x1440 Quad-HD
Pixel-perfect integer-ratio upscaling by pixel duplication for low-resolution input signals
Panel type IPS
Brightness 400 cd/m²
HDR HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR400 certified
Color depth 1.07 Billion colors (8-bit + A-FRC)
Refresh rate Up to 144 Hz native
Up to 165 Hz through overclock
Color gamut DCI-P3 98%
Emulated sRGB mode mapped to DCI-P3
for optimal color accuracy of sRGB content
Response time 1 ms
Ports
(1x) HDMI HDMI 2.0a
(2x) DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4
Dual inputs or daisy-chain pass-through
(2x) USB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DisplayPort 1.4)
HDMI Alternate Mode (HDMI 1.4b)
Dual inputs or daisy-chain pass-through
1x USB PowerDelivery up to 20V/5A (100 W)
1x power output up to 5V/3A (15W)
(2x)USB Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
power output up to 5V/2A (10W)
Hub data connection to computer through dedicated
USB Type-B port and/or one of the Type-C ports
(1x) 3.5mm minijack audio-out from video source input
Other Features
Adaptive sync FreeSync 2 certified
G-SYNC Compatible certified
48Hz through 165Hz
Variable overdrive Yes
Backlight strobing Yes
Dual active inputs Picture-in-picture mode
Split-screen mode
Speakers No
Pen-enabled No
Touch-enabled No
Wall-mount compatible VESA Mounting Interface Standard
Power supply External power adapter
Stand (sold separately)
Adjustments Height
Vertical tilt

We are still working out some details and features. You can join in on this discussion here.

We’re in the process of deciding the looks

Design concepts were only just released, but the designers are already taking your feedback and running with it! You can join in on the discussion here.


Past: A history of Project: Spectrum

2019

February

March

April

May

  • Something needs to keep the screen in place, and different monitors have different stands. So we discussed what our stand should be like. We also asked about the need for integrated speakers.
  • Wanting to actually connect things to the monitor, we need ports. So we discussed the available options to make sure Spectrum has all the ports it needs.
  • The idea of open-source firmware comes up, and we start looking into what it can do for our users.
  • In an extensive post, we reveal what’s been decided so far based on community feedback. Among other things we lock down the display panel to use, stand adjustments, and some of the ports.

June

August

  • We’re getting a pretty good handle on the specifications, though a lot of things still need to be discussed with the manufacturer.
  • Our design partner Propeller has come up with initial design directions, giving the first ideas of what our monitor could look like.

September

October

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