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Eve Spectrum gaming monitor gets some upgrades

All images via Eve Distribution
All images via Eve Distribution
The Eve Spectrum gaming monitor has enjoyed success during its pre-order phase, so much so that Eve Distribution has announced a few upgrades. Spectrum will now support HDMI 2.1 via two HDMI 2.1 ports, and the QHD 240 Hz and 4K 144 Hz models will drop the bottom "chin" bezel, making them nearly bezel-less. Unfortunately, the base QHD 144 Hz model will be delayed due to supply chain issues caused by COVID-19.
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The Eve Spectrum gaming monitor made waves when its crowdfunding campaign started. Eve Distribution announced a few updates today concerning Spectrum, many of which make the monitor attractive to gamers in search of a high refresh rate display on the cheap.

As a quick reminder, Spectrum will come in three flavors: a QHD (2560x1440) 144 Hz model, a QHD 240 Hz model, and a 4K (3840x2160) 144 Hz model. Because of the high early pre-order demand of both the 240 Hz and 4K models, Eve will upgrade those variants.

Firstly, Spectrum will now support HDMI 2.1 via two HDMI 2.1 ports, making it a good option for high-refresh gaming. Eve pointed to the upcoming next-gen consoles (namely, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) as prime candidates to take advantage of the HDMI 2.1 ports, as HDMI 2.1 supports up to 4K 120 Hz.

Secondly, both the 240 Hz and 4K models will eliminate their bottom bezels, making those displays nearly bezeless. The QHD 144 Hz model will still feature a bottom “chin,” though.

Eve Distribution’s announcement contained a few negative points. Prices for the various Spectrum models have gone up, though Eve announced this would happen in the product reveal. As Spectrum’s shipping date approaches, prices will rise to help cover increased distribution costs. As of now, the QHD 144 Hz model is priced at US$389 / €389, the QHD 240 Hz model is priced at $529 / €529, and the 4K 144 Hz model is priced at $629 / €629.

Lastly, shipping for the base QHD 144 Hz model has been pushed back to Q1 2021 due to supply chain issues caused by COVID-19. The other variants (QHD 240 Hz and 4K 144 Hz) are still expected to ship in Q4 2020, as planned.

What are your thoughts on the updates to Spectrum? Will you pick one up? Let us know in the comments.

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2020-05-14 (Update: 2020-05-15)