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Eve Spectrum ES07D03 Review: Premium Image Quality and Performance

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Eve Spectrum ES07D03
Editor's Choice
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To read about our monitor tests in-depth, please check out Display Testing Explained: How We Test PC Monitors. We cover brightness and contrast testing on page two.

Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level

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The ES07D03 has plenty of light output available in SDR mode. Unless you’re set up outside, you won’t need 443 nits, but it’s there if you want it. The black level score is a bit misleading because the six monitors have varied maximums. For the given backlight level, 0.4050 nit is a good number. And that is why the Eve finished first in the contrast comparison. Any IPS monitor that delivers over 1,000:1 contrast out of the box is a good one.

After Calibration to 200 nits

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Calibration has little effect on contrast; it’s still comfortably over 1,000:1 and only a tick behind the Acer XV282K. This is excellent performance. My only complaint is that the ES07D03 has a fairly high minimum brightness, 73 nits. It would be better if the backlight ranged from 400 down to 50 nits so one could play comfortably in a completely dark room.

The ES07D03 handily takes the ANSI contrast win, keeping its ratio over 1,000:1, another point for Eve’s quality control. This is a premium monitor built from premium components to a high standard.

Christian Eberle
Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors.
  • Gillerer
    The review has no mention - never mind cautioning potential buyers - of the less-than-stellar reputation Eve has when it comes to delivering products....

    Taking preorders for the "first high-end high resolution monitor with high refresh rate", then taking months to fulfil the orders, by which time other manufacturers have released and actually started selling similar models; Buyers would have been better off waiting and getting the name brand option.

    EDIT: And no, I'm not talking about kickstarter backers, but actual retail orders after the product was supposedly released.
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  • 10tacle
    I am so tired of 27" 4K monitors. Can we PLEASE get 32" 4K straight up 16:9 for those of us with older eyes who like gaming but think that 1440p at that size is just not enough pixel density for the size? The large older flight simulator community will thank whoever creates one with business.
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  • TimeGoddess
    This reads more like an ad than a review
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