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Eve is back with an updated 2-in-1 to compete with Microsoft's Surface

Eve V
Eve V (Image credit: Eve)

What you need to know

  • Eve shared details about its upcoming Eve V 2-in-1 PC.
  • The device is the sequel to the original Eve V that was plagued by shipping issues.
  • The new Eve V has three USB-C ports, a 16:10 display, and has a slot for a SIM card.

Eve revealed details about its new Eve V, a 2-in-1 device that competes with the likes of Microsoft's Surface Pro. People may recognize Eve and the Eve V from a crowdfunding campaign years ago to release the original Eve V. The original Eve V had issues that we'll touch on below, but we'll first run through the news about the next generation Eve V from an Eve forum post.

Eve shared renders of the new device, which features a 16:10 display from Sharp that utilizes IGZO technology. The 13.4-inch display supports HDR and Wacom's AES 2.0, so you can use a pen on it. There appear to be both FHD+ and UHD+ options for the display.

Eve asked people if they preferred thin bezels or a USB-A port. Unsurprisingly, people opted for thin bezels. As a result, the next Eve V has three USB-C ports, two of which support Thunderbolt. The new Eve V also moved the microSD slot to have space for a SIM card.

The kickstand of the new Eve V can open 170 degrees, which is more in line with newer competing 2-in-1s. The new Eve V also has front-facing speakers, including two dedicated speakers for lower frequencies.

The new Eve V will run on an Intel Tiger Lake CPU, and to keep it cool, the device will have active cooling.

All of the hardware looks good on paper, but some people will understandably have reservations about ordering anything from Eve.

Source: Eve (Image credit: Source: Eve)

The original Eve V was an intriguing concept, a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded 2-in-1 that rivals Microsoft's Surface line. The hardware of the original Eve V left a good impression for those that got their hands on one, and a bad impression for those that never received one or had to wait through months of delays. Shipping delays, devices that never shipped, and other issues plagued the original Eve V. The company announced a new business model in July 2019, stating that these issues have been resolved, but the new Eve V will be the first PC to ship since then.

With the new business model, Eve will handle international sales on its own, and things will be backed by PCH International, which works with major brands, including Google, Fitbit, and Sonos. People interested in the new Eve V will have to either risk testing the new model themselves or wait to see if the issues have the past have truly been remedied.

Eve did not share details regarding the price of the upcoming Eve V or when the device will become available.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • The article might be wrong.... "The micro-SD card reader has been 'MOVED' to a tray that also provides a spot for a SIM card. And we still have an audio jack, because you’ve made it clear that that’s still something you guys want!"
  • Don't trust them. The first device was pretty nice, really. Pen not brilliant (but Surface pens worked) and the keyboard wasn't up to the Surface standard, but it was a really nice machine overall. But they just completely failed on customer support, and they haven't even really tried to make it right. My Eve V has been with them for over 8 months for warranty repair and for nearly all that time they've been actively ignoring me. Don't give these chumps your money.
  • Once Windows 10x for dual screen drops I plan on contacting this group and basically beg them to create a Duo-like device that runs Windows 10x.
  • Good one. Will do the same. Give the nice and beautiful hardware of Duo a nice OS.