|280HzREFRESH RATE||1MSRESPONSE TIME|
|AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM PRO||VESA CERTIFIED ADAPTIVESYNC||NVIDIA G-SYNC COMPATIBLE|
|CROSSHAIROVERLAY||FRAME RATE COUNTEROVERLAY||PIXEL-PERFECTRETRO GAME UPSCALING|
EVERYTHING YOU NEED,
NOTHING YOU DON'T
|display||monitor size||27" (diagonal)|
|Image quality||native resolution||2560×1440 pixels
|HDR||HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR600 certified
|displayable colors||1.07 billion|
|color gamut||98% DCI-P3
|color depth||10-bit (8-bit + A-FRC)|
|color accuracy||Individual factory calibration
D65 white point, average ΔE 0.6 (typical)
|contrast ratio||1000:1 typical
10 000 000:1 dynamic
|viewing angles||178° horizontal 178° vertical|
Low-haze anti-glare matte coating (model ES07D02)
Low-haze anti-reflective glossy coating (model ES07DCA)
|Speed||response time||5ms (gray-to-gray) typical
1ms (gray-to-gray) overdrive
|frequency range||48Hz - 280Hz|
|adaptive sync||VESA AdaptiveSync Display certified
NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible certified
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certified
|Technology||panel technology||Nano IPS Oxide TFT LCD|
|backlight technology||Bottom edge-lit white LED with KSF nano-particle layer|
Global or no dynamic dimming in SDR mode
32-zone local dimming in HDR mode
HDMI 2.1 video input
DisplayPort 1.4 video input
DisplayPort 1.4 video input.
SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps).
Upstream connection to computer.
Power output up to 20V 5A (100W)(USB PD 3.0).
SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps).
Power output up to 5V 3A (15W).
SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps).
Power output up to 5V 2A (10W).
|3.5mm audio jack||1x
Analog audio output from video input source.
SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps)upstream connection to computer.
|Features||simultaneous active inputs||Split-screen mode|
|VESA mount compatible||VESA Mounting Interface Standard 100x100mm|
|Kensington lock compatible||Yes|
|Pixel-perfect upscaling using integer-ratio pixel duplication for low-resolution input signals maintains the iconic look of pixel art and keeps retro games looking crisp.|
|A crosshair overlay assists your aim and gives a competitive advantage.|
|A Frame rate counter overlay shows you how well your system performs and helps pick the right settings for any game.|
|The pre-sets have been tuned by Blur Busters for great performance straight out of the box.|
|User-upgradable firmware allows development to continue to tweak existing features and unlock new ones.|
|Adjustment||controls||1x Power button
1× 5-Way joystick (OSD menu controls and quick actions).
Controls are centered on the back of the monitor.
|status light||1x User-adjustable power indicator light (Default behavior: solid white when on, pulsing white in standby).|
English, Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Japanese.
|Stand||The Dough Spectrum Stand (ES07D04) is sold separately.|
|material||Cast aluminum alloy|
|vertical tilt||7° down, 23° up|
|pivot (portrait/landscape)||90° left, 90° right|
|removable||Yes, with quick-release button|
|Size and weight||dimensions, monitor with stand (WxHxD)||607×571×227mm landscape, highest
607×449×227mm landscape, lowest.
351×707×227mm portrait, highest.
351×617×227mm portrait, lowest.
|dimensions, monitor only (W×H×D)||
696×446×137mm with box.
|dimensions, stand only (W×H×D)||
532×212×135mm with box.
|weight, monitor with stand||6.7kg|
|weight, monitor only||
7.9kg with box
|weight, stand only||
2.9kg with box.
|ELECTRICAL AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS||operating conditions||
0 – 35°C
20 – 80% RH
-20 – 60°C
20 – 80% RH
|power supply type||External power adapter|
|power supply input||
110 – 240V 3.5A
50Hz - 60Hz
|LIMITED WARRANTY||3 years limited warranty|
|'Zero bright dot' pixel policy|
|For warranty details or instructions, please refer to the warranty policy.|
|IN THE BOX||Dough Spectrum.
Quick start guide
Color calibration report
|Planned feature, pending firmware update.|
Based on our business model, the earlier you order the better your price is. The price of each of our products is the lowest at the launch of the pre-sales. From that moment on, the price keeps increasing gradually as we move closer to shipping. Once Spectrum starts shipping from stock, it will be available in major retail outlets globally at a higher price point corresponding to a wider channel and fast after-service support.
When is Spectrum QHD 280Hz shipping?
Spectrum QHD 280Hz is still in development. The model is estimated to start shipping to the early backers in Nov 2022. Please note that the website reflects the estimates for new orders placed today. If you have placed an order earlier, it is best to reach out to our customer support team who can confirm the most accurate shipping timeline for you. We do send regular customer updates on the status of their order via direct mail communication.
How much does the shipping cost?
This depends on the place you live and whether there are taxes or duties applied. Currently of this writing, the price estimate for standard shipping to the United States is 49 (USD). To Europe, including taxes and fees, the estimate is around 49 (EUR). The standard shipping to the UK is estimated to be 49 (EUR).
Can I add accessories to my order?
Yes, you can customize your Spectrum order with premium community-requested accessories (cables, 3M vinyl skins etc.)
How do I purchase two different variants of Spectrum?
You just need to follow the simple standardized e-commerce flow which requires you to add various products. The price will be added
#1 DEVELOPED IN THE CROWD
First, we asked our community what kind of display and features they wanted. Based on the poll results, we ended up with important specs like the size, resolution, high refresh rate and color accuracy. After that, we kicked off the next stage of the project.
#2 DESIGN CONCEPTS
Our community wanted a monitor with powerful gaming performance which doesn't look out of place in a professional environment. We chose a panel from LG Display and began the industrial design stage with our design partner, Propeller. We designed 5 different concepts of the monitor, Blade, Blocks, Float, Lamp and Stationery. We asked the community which concept looks best, and they chose Blocks as the winner.
#3 BUILDING THE STAND
An iconic display is only complete with an iconic stand. So, how do we make the perfect monitor stand? We listened to what our community wanted. The most common requests we got were for adjustable height, rotation, and tilt. We made Spectrum VESA compatible giving you the option to use the monitor mount you already have at home. To get the ultimate Spectrum setup, we recommend to pair it with its original custom stand.
#4 FINAL DESIGN REVEALED
Early 2020, we shared the big news with everyone. Project Spectrum gets announced to the world, and the name, as with everything else, is chosen by the community. We revealed Spectrum’s final design, and 3 available models including the 4K version. Our product team and partners joined forces to make sure that our monitor not only looks amazing but also is highly functional. After a few months of development, the first Spectrum prototype was assembled and turned on for the very first time.
#5 ENGINEERING VALIDATION
The purpose of the Engineering validation testing phase (EVT) is to make sure all the parts of the monitor fit together as intended. We carefully inspected the samples and tested the ports, stand, joystick, and checked the paint finish. In addition, we also developed the firmware to test the basic functions of the monitor. All feedback was then passed on to our manufacturer to improve the product and its user experience.
#6 DESIGN VALIDATION
Enter the design validation test stage. This is where we start building DVT samples using the same machinery that will be used in mass production and adjust the equipment if necessary. We focus on the assembly process, calibrating the machines and training the technicians. Within the first production run, we assembled 80 units that represent the final product. From these, samples were sent to third parties for further testing and certification.
#7 COMMUNITY TESTERS
Now that we have early production samples, we decided to do what no other hardware company has done before. We sent prototype units to 9 community members to test and find potential bugs, collaborating closely with our product team. Spectrum is now equipped with features like 4K, 144 hertz, HDMI 2.1, single cable connection with Type-C, user-upgradeable firmware and factory calibrated colors. We made sure all features were tested thoroughly before moving on to the next stage of development.
#8 PRODUCTION VALIDATION
At this stage, we are only one step away from mass production. Here, we test the stability of the production line, fix any outstanding issues, finish reliability tests, and confirm the final quality standards for the production. The cool part of this stage is that we sign a “golden sample”. This is the 1 unit that all parties agree to be final. All mass production units need to match the quality of the golden sample. After all these tests are done, we’re ready to produce Spectrum at scale.
#9 CREATING THE PACKAGING
It feels good to unbox a nice package every once in a while, and Spectrum customers deserve nothing less. When we designed Spectrum’s packaging, we yet again listened to our community who wanted an environmentally friendly material. That’s why instead of Styrofoam, we designed a box with 80% recyclable cardboard that is sustainably sourced, and only used some foam to reduce vibrations during shipping. Fun fact: the wallpaper featured on our modern packaging was developed by a talented community member - @jozedwardo.
#10 MASS PRODUCTION
On June 2021, we began the mass production of the Spectrum 4K model. The panel and motherboard are assembled inside the frame, and each unit is individually color calibrated. Other quality checks and a third-party quality control inspection also take place to make sure there are no defects when you use it. After the monitor passes through all the quality checks, it’s packaged and boxed, ready to be picked up for shipping all across the world.
#11 THE FIRST-EVER GLOSSY GAMING MONITOR
During the development of the Spectrum monitor, we explored other available coatings for the polarizer. While the industry standard remains to be the anti-reflective matte coating, our findings show that glossy coating provides better-perceived colors, deeper blacks and sharper texts. Our community welcomed the idea, and we developed the first-ever glossy gaming monitor. Thanks to your feedback, we continue to improve our products to ensure that we keep powering your passion.