Eve to use LG IPS panel with 1 ms response in its crowd-developer gaming monitor
UPDATE: This article originally said the panel used in the Eve Spectrum could be overclocked to 175 Hz, which is not accurate. Eve reached out to us to clarify the panel can be overclocked to 165 Hz. This article has been updated with this information.
Eve made waves a few years back with the V tablet, a crowdfunded a crowd-developed Surface Pro alternative. The company came back to its fans earlier this year for guidance on its next product and, responding to voter input, settled on a gaming monitor. Dubbed the Eve Spectrum, the monitor is slated for release early next year, and now we know a bit more about what will be inside the chassis.
According to Tom’s Hardware, the Spectrum will use the same panel in LG’s UltraGear 27GL850-B IPS display. This particular panel is interesting as it offers 1 ms response times but uses IPS. Typically, fast gaming monitors rely on TN panels to get their response times and refresh rates as low as possible.
This particular panel offers some other niceties as well. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 165 Hz) and covers 98% and 135% of the DCI-P3 and sRGB color gamuts, respectively. It also supports HDR10 and sports a QHD (2560x1440) resolution.
However, Eve is tweaking its monitor to further push this panel. While the LG UltraGear 27GL850-B uses a 350 nit backlight and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, Eve is planning on packing a brighter 400 nit light behind the panel and changing the polarizer to get higher contrast.
The rest of the monitor is shaping up to be quite competitive. The Spectrum will be FreeSync 2 and G-Sync compatible and will offer users a wide array of ports: two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0a, two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Eve is expected to announce the Spectrum’s final design on October 18th. The display is anticipated to ship in Q2 2020. Based on a poll of users, a monitor stand will be sold separately, which should keep pricing competitive. It’s unlikely that Eve would stoop to selling a monitor stand for US $1000. (LG Ultragear display 24-inch IPS 1ms, on sale now at Amazon)