Hi there community!
This week I am bringing an update on ES07DC9 (Spectrum 4K glossy). With this topic, I would like to give you guys a little tour of what’s currently happening. Happy to report that everything is going smoothly and we are thrilled to enter the first step of mass production!
The last couple of weeks have been challenging for our team in China due to the lockdown. Luckily, the lockdown situation in China is getting better now, and we are excited to be able to visit the factory in Suzhou again! Last week we had a mini production build of ES07DC9. This mini build is an assembly of one unit carefully inspected from start to finish prior to the first mass-production run.
At the end of the assembly process, we did a basic check for mechanical parts, which include inspecting any external hardware imperfections, gaps, lining edges, and so on. The end result is all within the intended specification.
Our project manager Kira (@Kira) inspecting the finished build and using a filler gauge to measure the bottom gap between panel and chassis.
We are happy to bring this news to you guys as we know you can’t wait to get your hands on the world’s first glossy gaming monitor.
Grant (@Lore_Wonder) comparing both matte and glossy Spectrums side-by-side. As you can see, ES07D03 has diffused light across the surface of the panel and no reflection. ES07DC9 can be seen with deeper blacks and more reflection on a brighter light setup
Since we are getting very close to full mass production, we discussed about which firmware to use as our default for ES07DC9. Let’s cut to the chase… ES07DC9 will be shipped with version 107 equivalent out of the box! It will be displayed as a version “100”, because with new model number, we cannot have the same firmware numbering.
In the meeting room: Kira discussing with our partner’s sales manager about firmware for our ES07DC9 mainboards.
As the main highlight, this firmware will add support for PS5 VRR and it will also implement DSC over Type-C! To finalize this, we are conducting QRE test on the firmware to assess its compatibility and stability prior to its official release. We sincerely thank you guys for all the feedback on our test bins. We wouldn’t make it this far if it wasn’t because of our community.
So here we are! Now we have two things to look forward to: soon-to-be-released firmware update version 107 for ES07D03, and the imminent mass production of ES07DC9! Please let me know what you guys think!