Convenient with Eve’s Spectrum 4K Display
Specter of Eve bills itself as the first crowd-developed monitor, and it had been in the works for quite some time before launch. The Eve Spectrum is now shipped and available, so we thought we would test it out to see if it’s worth picking up.
There are three versions of the 27-inch Spectrum display. For $ 459, you can get a Spectrum QHD with a 144Hz refresh rate, while a 240Hz version is available for $ 609. A 4K version is also available with a 144Hz refresh rate, and this high-end version costs $ 799. The Spectrum mount for those who don’t use a VESA mount costs an additional $ 99.
MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera tested the 4K 144Hz version, and he found the design to be minimal, clean, and subtle, and for video editing work, it worked well.
Colors were crisp and natural and viewing angles were solid, but there’s a slight bleeding with blacks and the contrast isn’t quite up to par with some other displays at this price point.
Gaming was smooth thanks to the high refresh rate, and the high contrast and maximum brightness made gaming look great. There were times, however, that the video stream died out, and it’s unclear whether the problem was a cable or a port.
The Eve Spectrum is equipped with a single DisplayPort port, two HDMI 2.1 ports, two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, as well as an audio port. There’s no Thunderbolt support, but with a 100W USB-C port, it can even charge the 16in MacBook Pro.
There aren’t many gaming monitors with these specs and HDMI 2.1 out there, so for those who need those features, the Spectrum may be worth a look. Be sure to watch the full video above to see it in action.