Eve Announces World First — IPS 1440p 240 Hz Gaming Monitor

Eve has today announced the Eve Spectrum, a crowd-sourced 27-inch gaming monitor with specs that we haven’t yet seen before.

The Spectrum is a 27-inch IPS monitor running at 2560×1440 at 240 Hz. It’s also running on an IPS panel, the first 1440p 240 Hz to do so. This is where the world-first part comes in — unlike other earlier incarnations which are TN.

According to NotebookCheck, the Eve Spectrum will be coming in three different variants. The first, one as stated above, the second has the same resolution at 144 Hz, and the third, a 4K resolution at 144 Hz.

Every one of the Spectrum variants will launch with IPS panels and 1ms response times, and all three will have compatibility with G-SYNC and FreeSync. The monitors are HDR400 and HDR600 certified (depending on which you go for) and will have special launch prices for the first 500 units sold.

On the order page of the official site, the QHD 144Hz is going for $359, the QHD 240HZ $499 and the 4K 144Hz at $599. None of the monitors will ship with a stand, which is sold separately for $99. Eve made this decision based off of fan feedback, as nearly half of their community didn’t want a stand.

Eve Spectrum

  • 27-inch IPS Display
  • 1440p 144 Hz, 1440p 240 Hz, or 4K 144Hz
  • 1ms Response Time
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC (Compatible) & AMD FreeSync

For more information, see the update on the eve.community website.

Added Disclaimer: Remember, this is crowdfunding, like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. You’re effectively donating venture capital to invest in a product when you pledge for a unit. Some crowdfunds succeed and some crowdfunds fail. Support them with your heart rather than expectations. Be familiar with risks!

 


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Jeff
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Jeff

What panels are these believed to be using? There is no 2560×1440/240Hz IPS panel from LG listed in TFTCentral’s database yet:
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/monitor_panel_parts.htm

Chief Blur Buster
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From known inside information, the panel exists (major vendor) but is currently unlisted. It’s not going to be available for a while yet, that’s why they have mentioned an estimate of late 2020 ETA. Also as a reminder, this is a crowdfunded monitor with a long lead time — remember to be aware of the benefits & risks of supporting crowdfund projects of any kind.

kabforks
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kabforks

How can the panel exist but remain unlisted? Are they keeping it a secret? Are they very far from mass production?

Chief Blur Buster
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Some of us get aware of a panel a few months before it gets listed. This happened to me on a few panels in the past, though sometimes we keep our mouths shut due to NDAs etc. Other times it’s popping up on PanelLook — but some of us get aware of panels well before it shows up on those kinda sites. For example, meetings with a panel vendor directly will get you early info on panels.

The 240Hz 1440p IPS panel is far from launch. The panel certainly exists (It’s a panel sourced from a major brand), and other manufacturers are aware, but Eve announced super early — almost a year in advance. I would expect other manufacturers to announce the panel closer to their preferred release windows. It’s wholly possible those later-announcing manufacturers will release theirs first, who knows?

Manufacturers sometimes (logically or illogically) try to avoid the “Osborne Effect” by choosing a sweet-spot announcement timing, but Eve has no incentive to delay announcement — they announced as soon as they learned the existence of an upcoming not-yet-listed panel that they can use.
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P.S. We realize readers are concerned of crowdfunding services. See below for caveats. As always, they are a crowdfunded project, and smart readers need to make appropriate judgements about what risk tolerances they are willing to accept. There are many failed Kickstarters/IndieGoGo/etc out there (as well as those that failed to deliver to backers on the first venture run, but succeeded on the second run, etc). Understand that you’re pretty much a venture capitalist when making a pledge for a crowdfunded project. There is no perfect guarantee that you will get product, like becoming an investor in a new company. Do your homework first, or wait until the monitor hits Amazon, etc. Be familiar with your risk tolerance when supporting crowdfunded projects offered by new companies.

Jeff
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Jeff

Comments in the Anandtech article link to a subreddit full of people claiming to have been shortchanged/defrauded in a prior crowdfunded offering from Eve, so people following this should definitely do their own research. I think the AT one was where I saw the LG panel claim. In any case, AUO 27” 2560×1440/240Hz IPS (as well as VA) panels are supposed to start mass production in Q1, so I’m not sure I even believe that Eve will be first to market in Q4.

Chief Blur Buster
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While they shipped their previous product (with many mixed issues and backer frustration) — readers should do indeed do their own research.

That’s why I say the disclaimer in this comments section — crowdfund sites are like donations / investing in an indie cause. Sometimes, they produce mixed results where users are upset about not receiving product / or delay / or defects.

The indies who have actually shipped actual product, but failed to have a 100% backer satisfaction ratio, are the ones that often take more than they chew and overload themselves with initial inexperience — rather than having been scams but simple failures to deliver for one reason or another, like supplier quality issues or not being able to afford to re-ship replacement units that were lost in shipping, to other logistical issues of various kinds.

Yet, it is very maddening — especially when you are a student who saved life savings and backed an expensive project that you wanted to get before the first semester of university, only to be fully let down on a non-delivery, defective or incomplete product, or 18-month late delivery, etc. Understandably, you feel scammed if you are in this student’s feet. And the indie who tried to deliver is crushed because his budget only covered 90% and then maxed out their personal debt or remortgaged their house to try to satisfy the remaining backers — it’s a very painful for both sides of a genuine-but-struggling indie going nearly bankrupt on a crowdfund project they tried to deliver — versus backers who have set expectations and if one is struggling to pay for food or rent, one gets very angry.

Moral of the story: Support crowdfunds with your heart rather than expectations: Do not purchase anything from a crowdfund initiative (IndieGoGo, KickStarter, etc) unless willing to treat your pledge like a donation (that only has a % success chance of getting product). Lofty promises are common and sometimes they deliver & sometimes not. For some vendors the success rate is higher than others and you have to do your homework, much like purchasing stuff from Kijiji or eBay — or purchasing stock ownership in a company — or donating money to a cause — or anything for that matter. It is kind of like investing where you may win or lose — even if the odds are 50% or 80% or 90% or 99%.

That said…

We provide freely available information (found on Blur Busters) in a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats to all manufacturers as a policy — new or existing — and hopefully they can study Blur Busters to learn information to avoid mistakes with their next crowdfund project.

There are also several situations of many indies that semi-succeeded/semi-failed on their first initiative, but was much more successfully delivering to backers on the second initiative having learned from their prior experiences. So, since they are keeping trying, free information needs to come to rescue to make sure future backers have bigger % of receiving product.

The hope is that extra information — (the publicly-available non-NDA information already hosted in various parts of Blur Busters) — will make them less llikely to struggle with lofty promises with their next crowdfund project and result in fewer unhappy users. “More information the merrier” is our policy regardless of whether or not a specific manufacturer succeeds (crowdfunded or not). We cheerfully provide all this information to everyone, big or small, who wants to attempt to build monitors!

At this time of writing, we’ve given them free advice (information already published on Blur Busters). To make sure to learn from existing knowledge bases — to maximize the odds they deliver a monitor that performs.

TL;DR — basically advice donated by us.

rrisk93
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rrisk93

OMG, 240hz 1440p ips pannel? This is exactly what I want blurbusters to tune! 1080p is kind of 2010’s technology you know!

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