I know that we’ve been quiet about our monitor for some time, but today’s a big day for Project: Spectrum and we’re here to tell you all about it!
The design is (finally) here!
When we last talked about the design of Spectrum we were in the process of tweaking our ideas into something amazing with our designers. In the end, our industrial design looked awesome: All we had to do was build it, stick some electronics inside, and we’re off to the races… …or so we thought. When we received the first response from our manufacturing partner where they adapted this design to fit all the components it needed to contain, it didn’t look like our designers’ vision at all.
We knew from our experiences with the design stage of the V that changes would inevitably have to be made to ensure a good fit for the components and to make sure the parts could actually be manufactured and assembled. This time around, the process took longer than anticipated, with the design moving back and forth between the manufacturer and design team many times. But in the end, we’ve come to a design that both looks great and is functional!
From here we move onto the electronic design, where we make sure the monitor has all the features we want, and that those features work properly. This phase brings us that much closer to prototypes being built for testing!
Not one, not two, but three cutting edge panels
Development takes time, and technology doesn’t stand still. These two facts make it so that by the time we’re finally done building something new with you guys, something newer or better may have already come along. Or do they?
Now that we’ve already got a design, a list of features, and more, we are in a position where we can more easily jump on new developments. So when our display manufacturer came up with new and improved display panels that fit into our current design? That’s an opportunity!
Of course we know that even with our original specifications, Spectrum is unique in the market. And with the right price, many people will consider it just what they need! So if you were happy with what we’ve talked about so far, don’t worry, we’re still building that.
But if you were looking for something… more, then hold on to your hats, we’ve got news!
|Our new selection:|
|Spectrum as we know it||2560 x 1440 Quad-HD||up to 144Hz||HDR400|
|Spectrum, faster than ever before||2560 x 1440 Quad-HD||up to 240Hz||HDR600|
|Spectrum, sharper than ever before||3840 x 2160 Ultra-HD||up to 144Hz||HDR600|
These two new options make use of state-of-the-art IPS oxide panels. They do come at additional cost, but offer higher brightness, as well as your choice of higher refresh rate or higher resolution.
It’s a real product now
When we first asked you to help us name our monitor project, we were very clear that this was not about naming the end product, just a fun name to refer to our crowd-development project. That said, ‘Spectrum’ has kind of grown on us. So much so, that we’ve decided to stick with it for our end product. So once development of Project: Spectrum is done, our monitor officially graduates as Eve Spectrum.
Sales and shipping
Our pre-sales go live today. If you really want to get your hands on Spectrum, you can lock down your price with a payment of one hundred bucks. So why would you pre-order now instead of wait, and what’s all this locking down the price business?
Generally, when you pre-order something, the vendor will give you something extra. Early access to a service, extra in-game features, a unique accessory. We can’t let you use your monitor before it’s built and shipped, and we can’t give you more monitor as thanks for ordering early. What we can do, is guarantee you the best price for your purchase!
So instead of putting our monitor up for sale and then dropping the price for special offers soon after, we’ll reward everyone who placed their trust in our product with the best deal they’ll get, at all times. Our pre-sales start with the lowest special offer price, and as time goes on the price will gradually increase until it evens out at MSRP. You don’t have to wait for a newsletter to tell you it’s on sale. Now is always the best price you’ll see… …unless you already ordered it yesterday!
That said, what does it cost, and when will you get it?
|resolution||refresh rate||brightness||starting price||estimated delivery|
|2560 x 1440 QHD||up to 144Hz||HDR400||$ 349 / € 349||Q3 2020|
|2560 x 1440 QHD||up to 240Hz||HDR600||$ 489 / € 489||Q4 2020|
|3840 x 2160 UHD||up to 144Hz||HDR600||$ 589 / € 589||Q4 2020|
These prices do not include the stand, which is available separately at $ 99 / € 99. So don’t wait too long to order your very own Spectrum!