Dough is Rising With a 27-inch Glossy 240 Hz OLED Gaming Monitor

Dough Spectrum OLED
(Image credit: Dough)

Dough has something baking in the oven, and it has the potential to be one of the Best Gaming Monitors aimed at enthusiasts. We recently reviewed the Dough Spectrum ES07D03 Glossy and came away impressed with its image quality, motion processing and high-end build quality. We hope those same superlatives translate to the new Spectrum OLED, the company’s latest 27-inch monitor.

As its name implies, the new monitor features an OLED panel with a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. In addition, Dough says that the refresh rate tops at a heady 240 Hz with Adaptive Sync support (Nvidia G-Sync, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro), although the company hasn’t provided details on response times. Dough also revealed that the monitor is VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certified and covers 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.

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Dough Spectrum OLED Specifications
Panel Type / BacklightOLED
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio27 inches / 21:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate2560x1440 @ 240 Hz
 FreeSync: 48-240 Hz
 G-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut10-bit / DCI-P3
 VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400
Response Time (GTG)"TBD"
Brightness (mfr)"TBD"
Contrast (mfr)"TBD"
SpeakersNone
Video Inputs1x DisplayPort
 2x HDMI 2.1a
USB 3.11x up, 4x down

If those specs sound familiar, it’s because Dough is using an LG panel in the Spectrum OLED, according to The Verge

However, one thing that will make the Spectrum OLED stand out from its peers is its glossy screen coating instead of the typical matte/anti-reflective coating. This glossy coating should help increase perceived contrast and improves optical clarity. However, there are downsides to a glossy finish, namely, an increase in the number of unsightly reflections visible on the display due to overhead lights or nearby windows. 

The Spectrum OLED will come standard with two HDMI 2.1a ports and a single DisplayPort connection. In addition, there’s a built-in four-port USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) hub (two USB-A, two USB-C) with a KVM switch and support for charging devices at up to 100 watts over USB-C.

Dough Spectrum OLED

(Image credit: Dough)

All of this sounds good, especially considering that Dough has priced the Spectrum OLED at just $649 compared to $999 for the LG UltraGear 27GR95QE. That’s a significant $350 price advantage, but also consider that the $649 price doesn’t include a stand. If you want a stand, you’ll need to fork over an additional $99. That’s still a hefty price advantage for the Spectrum OLED, but Dough doesn’t have the same name recognition or reputation as LG in the monitor business, so keep that in mind when shopping for your next monitor. 

Dough asks prospective customers to enter their email address on the Spectrum OLED product page to be notified when preorders go live. If you decide to purchase the monitor, it will come backed by a three-year limited warranty and a two-year screen burn-in warranty. 

Dough hasn’t provided an estimated shipping timeframe for the Spectrum OLED, but we’ll keep you up-to-date as information becomes available.

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • drivinfast247
    Make it in a 32" and I'll get one.
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  • Stevemeister
    Lots of room for pithy remarks about Dough cooking up new solutions and having things in the oven. I only hope their attempts don't prove to be half-baked. :rolleyes:
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  • OdinA
    To anyone reading this please research Dough Tech (formally Eve Devices) before you purchase...
    I (and hundreds maybe thousands more) have had absolutely horrible experience with this company. I made the mistake of not doing my due diligence and got into a situation with Dough on terms of getting my refund back. Long story short, I placed a pre-order for the original 1440p Spectrum monitor in 2019 (going into 2020). After 2yrs and some change, I asked for a refund for they were "stalling" or kept delaying the 1440p monitor shipping. They have "delayed" the monitor about 3 or 4 times before I asked for the refund on April 8th, 2022. At the time of writing this, I still have yet to receive my refund. At this point, any inquiries referring to my cancelled order are being ignored and even a chargeback has been issued via my card issuer. Dough Tech/Eve Devices continue to advertise their monitors and mostly sending out their 4K monitors to reviewers, tech sites, and social media influencers. Im sure some have received them (with questionable quality in both build and functionality) but the majority are left with money being taken and no product to be delivered. Below I've included as many links as I can relating to Dough Tech/Eve Devices being incompetent in fulfilling orders, issuing refunds, and even flat out ignoring inquiries. One of the links is Dough's own discussion forums which has many users frustrated about this same situation. If you are even more curious, look at the user comments on the posts made by their insta (@dough.technology) and twitter (@DOUGHtechnology). There are many users facing this issue and it should be voiced out despite all of their questionable reviews given by other Tech News sites.

    Dough Tech Reddit PageEve Devices Reddit PageTrustPilot Reviews about Eve Devices (now known as Dough Tech)Piunika Article about Eve Devices/Dough issues with buyersON MSFT Article about Eve Devices issues with customersDough Tech Discussion Forums relating to fulfillment issues and shipmentEngadget Article about Eve Devices not refunding consumers for Spectrum monitorsTheVerge Article about Eve Devices "rebranding" to Dough TechTheVerge Article about Dough Tech OLED monitor
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  • helper800
    OdinA said:
    To anyone reading this please research Dough Tech (formally Eve Devices) before you purchase...
    I (and hundreds maybe thousands more) have had absolutely horrible experience with this company. I made the mistake of not doing my due diligence and got into a situation with Dough on terms of getting my refund back. Long story short, I placed a pre-order for the original 1440p Spectrum monitor in 2019 (going into 2020). After 2yrs and some change, I asked for a refund for they were "stalling" or kept delaying the 1440p monitor shipping. They have "delayed" the monitor about 3 or 4 times before I asked for the refund on April 8th, 2022. At the time of writing this, I still have yet to receive my refund. At this point, any inquiries referring to my cancelled order are being ignored and even a chargeback has been issued via my card issuer. Dough Tech/Eve Devices continue to advertise their monitors and mostly sending out their 4K monitors to reviewers, tech sites, and social media influencers. Im sure some have received them (with questionable quality in both build and functionality) but the majority are left with money being taken and no product to be delivered. Below I've included as many links as I can relating to Dough Tech/Eve Devices being incompetent in fulfilling orders, issuing refunds, and even flat out ignoring inquiries. One of the links is Dough's own discussion forums which has many users frustrated about this same situation. If you are even more curious, look at the user comments on the posts made by their insta (@dough.technology) and twitter (@DOUGHtechnology). There are many users facing this issue and it should be voiced out despite all of their questionable reviews given by other Tech News sites.

    Dough Tech Reddit PageEve Devices Reddit PageTrustPilot Reviews about Eve Devices (now known as Dough Tech)Piunika Article about Eve Devices/Dough issues with buyersON MSFT Article about Eve Devices issues with customersDough Tech Discussion Forums relating to fulfillment issues and shipmentEngadget Article about Eve Devices not refunding consumers for Spectrum monitorsTheVerge Article about Eve Devices "rebranding" to Dough TechTheVerge Article about Dough Tech OLED monitor
    Good looking out my man!
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  • tennis2
    27" / 21:9
    Typo?
    Reply
  • drivinfast247
    OdinA said:
    To anyone reading this please research Dough Tech (formally Eve Devices) before you purchase...
    I (and hundreds maybe thousands more) have had absolutely horrible experience with this company. I made the mistake of not doing my due diligence and got into a situation with Dough on terms of getting my refund back. Long story short, I placed a pre-order for the original 1440p Spectrum monitor in 2019 (going into 2020). After 2yrs and some change, I asked for a refund for they were "stalling" or kept delaying the 1440p monitor shipping. They have "delayed" the monitor about 3 or 4 times before I asked for the refund on April 8th, 2022. At the time of writing this, I still have yet to receive my refund. At this point, any inquiries referring to my cancelled order are being ignored and even a chargeback has been issued via my card issuer. Dough Tech/Eve Devices continue to advertise their monitors and mostly sending out their 4K monitors to reviewers, tech sites, and social media influencers. Im sure some have received them (with questionable quality in both build and functionality) but the majority are left with money being taken and no product to be delivered. Below I've included as many links as I can relating to Dough Tech/Eve Devices being incompetent in fulfilling orders, issuing refunds, and even flat out ignoring inquiries. One of the links is Dough's own discussion forums which has many users frustrated about this same situation. If you are even more curious, look at the user comments on the posts made by their insta (@dough.technology) and twitter (@DOUGHtechnology). There are many users facing this issue and it should be voiced out despite all of their questionable reviews given by other Tech News sites.

    Dough Tech Reddit PageEve Devices Reddit PageTrustPilot Reviews about Eve Devices (now known as Dough Tech)Piunika Article about Eve Devices/Dough issues with buyersON MSFT Article about Eve Devices issues with customersDough Tech Discussion Forums relating to fulfillment issues and shipmentEngadget Article about Eve Devices not refunding consumers for Spectrum monitorsTheVerge Article about Eve Devices "rebranding" to Dough TechTheVerge Article about Dough Tech OLED monitor

    Well, I guess that makes sense. Bummer! I followed the Eve drama waiting for something good to come of it. Thanks for the info.
    Reply
  • OdinA
    drivinfast247 said:
    Well, I guess that makes sense. Bummer! I followed the Eve drama waiting for something good to come of it. Thanks for the info.
    No Prob!!
    Reply
  • OdinA
    helper800 said:
    Good looking out my man!
    I appreciate it!! Hopefully there comes a point where Eve Devices/Dough Tech will own up to it. For now we can at least spread awareness to new consumers.
    Reply
  • kymander
    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM EVE/DOUGH. THEY SCAMMED ME AND THEY WILL SCAM YOU. I bought the Eve Spectrum 4k because they advertise on their website "In Stock" and say it ships within 2 weeks. However, I paid $1,000 and waited 3 months with no updates. I then requested to cancel my order for a refund. They then kept telling me it would take 20 business days. 20 business days later... they would say the same thing over and over. I ended up filing a chargeback at my bank.

    Eve changed their name to Dough because they are being investigated for fraud/excessive credit card chargebacks. They are being added to the MATCH list which is a list of merchants who can no longer take Visa/Mastercard. I know this because I work at the corporate office for the largest credit car processor in the world.

    They take your money and never ship anything. It is a scam. The only reason they are not shutdown is because they are based out of Hong Kong which makes it difficult to prosecute. It is absolutely terrible that people keep advertising these products. The only reason they shipped an initial batch of monitors to reviewers/the very first round of customers is to attract more buys to scam. They have not shipped anything to anyone since the first batch. Don't believe me?

    Google it. You will also find their first product which was a windows tablet a few years ago where they charged lots of people $1,000 only to take their money and declare bankruptcy and refund no one.

    Tom's Hardware PLEASE STOP PROMOTING THIS COMPANY. I got scammed by them and many many others are too. In fact, within a year or 2 this Dough will be shutdown due to fraud and all of these reviewers/tech websites are going to have to apologize for advertising their products.
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