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Eve Devices announces an upgrade coming to pre-order customers for its Spectrum monitor - with some caveats

The Spectrum monitor. (Source: Eve Devices)
The Spectrum monitor. (Source: Eve Devices)
Eve Devices touted the Spectrum monitor as one coming with the most gamer-pleasing specs possible thanks to its 'crowd-designed' nature. Now, it has announced that one of them - the 240Hz refresh rate - is getting a bump prior to shipping. However, the good news comes with some disclaimers, not the least of which is that the rate-boost only applies to one SKU.

Eve Devices initially launched its Spectrum monitor as a world-first based on its specs and design. However, it has now missed projected shipping deadlines one after the other, although it asserts that it is still hard at work delivering its "crowd-designed" first-gen product. To this end, it releases regular updates via its community site as to where it is in thie process for the benefit of its customers.

The latest such post asserts that Eve has managed to max its refresh rates out, allowing it to deliver 280Hz rather than 240Hz as originally advertised. The OEM claims that it has pulled this off by changing the monitor's source driver integrated circuit (IC) and upgrading its timing controller (T-Con) board's firmware.

Then again, there are some big old asterisks associated with this "free spec bump". It, of course, only applies to 1 SKU of the Spectrum (the ES07D02, or Model 2, which also offers Eve Devices' other 1440p selling point).

Another drawback is that some consumers who have opted for this version have been waiting since their pre-order dates in 2020 to get their hands on it. Hopefully, this sudden specs tweak will not push fulfillment back that much longer.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-10 (Update: 2022-02-10)