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:
|Panel technology||IPS TFT LCD|
|Native resolution||2560 x 1440 Quad-HD|
|Aspect ratio||16 : 9|
|Local backlight dimming||No|
|Contrast ratio||1000 : 1 – 1300 : 1 typical|
|Displayable colors||1.07 billion|
|Color gamut||98% DCI-P3|
|Color depth||10-bit (8-bit + A-FRC)|
|Surface treatment||Low-haze, 20% anti-glare|
|Refresh rate||48Hz – 144Hz native
48Hz – 165Hz overclocked
|(1x) HDMI||HDMI 2.0a video input|
|(2x) DisplayPort||DisplayPort 1.4 video input
DisplayPort 1.4 video output for daisy-chaining
|(2x) USB Type-C||HDMI (1.4b) Alternate Mode video input
HDMI (1.4b) Alternate Mode video output for daisy-chaining
DisplayPort (1.4) Alternate Mode video input
DisplayPort (1.4) Alternate Mode video output for daisy-chaining
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) downstream
USB 3.1 upstream connection to computer
1x USB PowerDelivery up to 20V / 5A (100W)
1x power output up to 5V / 3A (15W)
|(2x) USB Type-A||USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) downstream
power output up to 5V / 2A (10W)
|(1x) USB Type-B||USB 3.1 upstream connection to computer|
|(1x) 3.5mm minijack||headphone / speaker output from video input source|
|HDR||HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR400 certified
|Adaptive sync||G-SYNC Compatible certified (48Hz – 165Hz)
FreeSync 2 certified (48Hz – 165Hz)
|Simultaneous active inputs||Picture-in-picture mode
Quad split-screen mode
|Pixel-perfect upscaling||Integer-ratio upscaling by pixel duplication for low-resolution input signals|
|Emulated sRGB mode||Mapped to DCI-P3 for optimal color accuracy of sRGB content|
|Variable overdrive||Yes (multiple profiles)|
|Buttons||1x Power button
1x Pre-set button (default function: switch between active inputs)
1x 4-Way joystick (OSD menu controls)
Controls are centered on the bottom edge and back of monitor
|Status lights||1x Power indicator light (solid white when on, pulsing white when stand-by) ¹|
|OSD adjustments ²||Global dimming (on / off)
Select USB hub source (USB-B / USB-C)
|Wall-mount||VESA Mounting Interface Standard compatible|
|Vertical tilt ³||Yes (8° down, 24° up)|
|Horizontal swivel ³||No|
|Pivot ³||Yes (90° landscape to portrait rotation)|
|Height adjust ³||Yes (130mm)|
|Stand removable ³||Yes (with quick-release button)|
|Power supply||External power adapter|
Product is still in development, specifications may be subject to change. | ¹ RGB option still being explored | ² Other OSD features still to be announced | ³ Stand sold separately
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
- We sent out polls through our forums and an external survey site to decide on our next projects. Over two-thousand people respond!
- Based on inquiries with our supply chain and the survey results we picked monitors as one of four categories to pursue.
- We kicked off the project by trying to find our what is most important in a monitor. What is the purpose of our product and which features and specs does it need?
- Since we can’t have everything (at least not without breaking the bank), there are trade-offs with any product. So which trade-offs are we willing to make?
- Based on meetings with a number of manufacturers, we’ve listed and discussed a number of available display panels
- 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.
- A visit to the manufacturer yields many new specifications and a look into the factory.
- Over the course of a few hours, CEO Konstantinos answers a bunch of community questions about the project, and adds others to a list to be discussed with our partners.
- Industrial design pops up for the first time, as we discuss what kind of design features are or aren’t important.
- 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.
- More time with our manufacturer lets us confirm more specs, including a few more ports and requested features.
- Based on user feedback, the initial design directions have been refined into actual 3D-rendered design concepts. Discussion about the looks of Spectrum intensifies!
- The response to the design concepts has been overwhelming, and raised some follow-up questions from the designers.
- Based on the heaps of feedback, Propeller went to work designing a final concept, which took some back-and-forth.
- A few more features were confirmed and updated.
- After some time where the team was hard at work behind the scenes, the first illustrations of the new design were released.