What About Eve?

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The community has spoken and collaborated on Eve, an Indiegogo-funded project to create a cheap (no pretensions here) laptop-tablet hybrid that combines function, beauty, utility, and security. Over a year ago, Konstantinos Karatsevidis, the CEO and co-founder of Eve-Tech, a Finnish start-up pitched that by cutting out the fat present in computers, he could roll out a mean and lean laptop that was top-of-the-line at a fraction of the cost. Further, if he could find like-minded individuals, he could successfully crowdsource for development capital – thus was born Eve.

(Specs from https://eve-tech.com/products/eve-v#redir)

“The community-designed Eve V finds its own 2-in-1 spec superior to Microsoft’s in almost every department” — Liam Tung

With Eve, quality is uncompromised regardless of the low price tag. The concept struck at the chords of minions of users who had their own wish list – and was rewarded by having their name printed on the packaging of the product they loved to develop. In a sense, Eve sold us not just a product but the very concept of freedom to be part of the creative process where your own needs could shape the directions of product development.

“EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING HISTORY—1300% OVER TARGET IN 4 DAYS…”

—Indiegogo

 

Eve is what happens when over 1,000 enthusiastic minds, among them Eve-Tech’s product team is driven to find the answers to nagging performance issues. The team has the track record behind it that promises enviable performance – just imagine the techies who contributed to the success of the Apple iPhone 6, Fitbit and Nokia devices are now collaborating across borders to challenge the Microsoft Surface! No wonder that it was funded in just minutes and overshot its target a thousand-fold!

“Eve Tech was actually born to fight high device prices. The key for that is fully online sales which cut half of the price.” – Tarmo Virki (Arctic Start-up)

In a move that is reminiscent of the late Apple chief Steve Jobs, the Eve is created along minimalist Scandinavian lines. It is thin where competing models are thick. It remains cool as others heat up, and this ability to have a fast CPU that works perfectly well under extended strain is one of its best features. The Eve is not some shabby upstart or a Frankenstein of various chips and parts sourced from disreputable manufacturers. It has Intel and Microsoft Windows (yes, its competitor) behind it, which is what convinced demanding users to wait in line.

(Specs from https://eve-tech.com/products/eve-v#redir)

For those who absolutely feel lost without a keyboard, Eve, pre-installed with Windows 10, has a Bluetooth one that can also be paired with a smartphone. Now those on the go are unhampered because they can work and play with greater flexibility. Another great feature is the pen that makes paper practically obsolete as thoughts, notes, and even self-reminders can be done with ease. Everyone and anyone in design, graphics, illustration, animation, and web publishing who wants creative control would want one as a main laptop or a reliable back-up. The screen displays vibrant and accurate colors, is sharp and high contrast. It is 12.3 in IGZO LCD with a display resolution of 2889×1920.

While some of us languish with 1-2 hour long battery power and heavy adaptors, Eve boasts of battery life that could last a whole 10-12 hour workday. This is perfect when you have meetings and need to ensure you don’t fade out in the midst of an important presentation. Speaking of presentations, it doesn’t have an HDMI input but has enough USB to power-up a whole workstation. With 4 USBs and headphone jack with a dedicated amplifier, it can do more than Microsoft Surface.

But what about sound? That too has been upgraded since obviously, there are many vloggers and gamers among those who supported Eve’s creation. The microphone promises better fidelity and the four speakers produce a balanced output that is certainly less tinny-sounding than laptops in the same price range.

And with Eve, it’s like open sesame, faultless biometric at the touch of a fingerprint to the start button opens up Eve’s screen – hassle and password-free convenience!

The SPECS of Eve are nothing to sneeze at, even if you are used to the suped-up versions of upscale brands like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, Dell, Acer, or Asus. Grab one (when it is ready) by signing up at the Eve website – I did!

All Models of the V include (from the Eve site):

CPU Models i7 : Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7Y75
i5 : Intel 7th Gen Core i5-7Y54
m3 : Intel 7th Gen Core m3-7Y30
RAM i7 : 16 GB LPDDR3
i5 : 8 GB LPDDR3 / 16 GB LPDDR3
m3 : 8 GB LPDDR3
STORAGE i7 : 512 GB PCIe SSD / 1 TB PCIe SSD
i5 : 256 GB PCIe SSD / 512 GB PCIe SSD
m3 : 128 GB PCIe SSD
CONNECTIVITY AC (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
2×2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Miracast wireless display
PORTS 2x USB-A 3.0
1x USB 3.0 USB-C
1x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1x 3.5mm audio
1x Micro SDXC reader
DISPLAY 12.3 inch IGZO LCD
2880×1920 resolution
[1:15]00 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB
TOUCH PANEL Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint
Anti-reflection coating
Metal-mesh technology
BATTERY 48 Wh
SENSORS Fingerprint, Hall, Gravity, Light, Gyroscope
AUDIO Quad speakers 1W dedicated headphone jack
Audio Jack Amplifier by Texas Instruments (tpa6133)
2 noise cancelling microphones
CAMERA 2 MP front and 5 MP back
STYLUS Windows Ink Certified N-trig with 1024 pressure levels, 2 buttons, Surface Pro(2017) pen support
KEYBOARD Wired and wireless backlit keyboard with glass covered precision touchpad
by Synaptics
Bluetooth 4.2, connects up to 3 devices
DIMENSIONS 295.9 x 205.3 x 8.9 mm
WEIGHT 925 g Tablet & 410 g Keyboard
OS Windows 10 Home or Pro
(Specs from https://eve-tech.com/products/eve-v#redir)