What you need to know
- Eve announced the new Eve V 2-in-1 today.
- The 2-in-1 has many high-end specs, including 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics.
- The Eve V is available for preorder (opens in new tab) now with a reduced starting price of $1,189.
Eve caused quite the buzz with its first 2-in-1 device, the original Eve V. Since then, the company behind the Eve V has gone through some changes. Following extended delays, issues with shipping devices, and in some cases, devices not shipping at all, Eve switched to a new business structure.
Now, the first PC from Eve since that new structure is available for preorder, the new Eve V. The Eve V is available for preorder (opens in new tab) starting at a reduced price of $1,189. The price will bump up to start at $1,399 after 500 units are sold. Preordering a device requires a $300 payment that Eve says is fully refundable. Eve states that the Eve V should start shipping in Q3 2021. The backlit keyboard costs $130 and the V Pen costs $80.
Like the original, the new Eve V is a 2-in-1 device akin to the Surface Pro. It features a kickstand, a detachable keyboard, and will look familiar to anyone used to high-end Windows 10 2-in-1s. What makes the Eve V unique is that it is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded project. Eve speaks with people regularly to receive feedback on what they'd like in the device. As you might expect from a device built around feedback, the Eve V has quite an impressive spec sheet, though it comes at a high starting price.
|Category||Eve V (2021)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||13.4 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio, 3840 x 2400 (339 ppi) resolution, Touch, HDR10|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4-core/8 threads, 2.4GHz base (4.2GHz Turbo)|
11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7, 4-core/8 threads, 2.8GHz base (4.7GHz Turbo)
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe|
|Storage||512GB NVMe SSD|
1TB NVMe SSD
|Security||Windows Hello camera|
Windows Hello fingerprint reader
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|Ports||2x USB4, 1x USB 3.2 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD, Nano-SIM|
|Audio||2x 0.7W front-facing high-frequency, 2x 1W front-facing low-frequency, dual noise canceling microphone|
The Eve V has a 13.4-inch UHD+ screen that supports touch. It can reach 500 nits and supports HDR. That display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. You can use a pen on the screen as well, as it supports Wacom AES 2.0.
Inside, the Eve V runs on 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics. It's available with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage. On the connection side of things, it supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, and has an option for LTE on the Core i7 models.
The 2-in-1 supports the V Pen, which uses Wacom AES 2.0 technology and supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt.
On paper, the Eve V has an excellent spec sheet and features an impressive design. It may be worth taking a cautious approach with the new Eve V, however, as this is the first PC the company has shipped since a major restructure. If shipments arrive on time and the device delivers on its promise, it could be a solid competitor to the Surface Pro 7.
Eve V (2021)
This crowd-sourced and crowd-funded Windows 2-in-1 packs the spec sheet and has a gorgeous design.
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If... the Surface Pro 8 arrives early next year, then it's more than likely that there will be no need to even consider the Eve V.
Not at all. The Surface Pro 8 is rumoured to just be a spec bump.
If... I'd say that's it's likely. One of us will be correct.
Looks great! 4K is probably not a good idea but otherwise this is a great device on paper. If course we'd have to see how reliable it is. And it's coming out months from now, if then...
I have serious concerns about build quality, and deliverability. Looks good on paper, but I'm waiting for the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft's proven quality and performance in their Surface line is undeniable. There are some other imitators out there, too, but I've tried some and none come close to the true Surface experience. And, being in IT, and relying on my Surfaces everyday, I can't afford to take that kind of risk.
Curious your thoughts on the HP Elite X2. My employer has had a few surface products and it seems there have been many problems. The worst has been the Surface Book 2 when trying to make a Zoom call during the pandemic. Gig internet service and the video still jitters and stutters on that device. Due to his issues I decided to try something different and settled on an HP Elite x2 G3 about a year ago and it has been solid for everything I throw at it. I ended up buying some used G2's for my kids for homeschooling and so far, they have been flawless. I've not found another single person though that uses the HP Elite tablets.
Seconded on the Elite X2. I picked one up after having a Surface and I'll never go back.
Didn't the G3 and previous have bad battery and overheating issues? That was one big reason I didn't buy it. Even the i7 was fanless - bad move. Also the pen experience was iffy. I see there's a newer version with 8th gen Intel - maybe that's better.
I have the 8th gen chip in mine and I haven't had overheating issues in the couple's of years I have owned it. Mine is the 13 inch iI5 tablet form factor.
That 13 inch tablet one is pretty badass.
That's The one I have as well. There were a couple websites that did show the i5 beating the i7 in performance because of heat. I went with the i5 for that reason. I have no complaints. I will admit that it does get really hot when charging and while using it like on a Zoom call for instance, so I just do my best to charge it when I'm not using it and then use it unplugged.
I bought mine specifically for pen use. I draft concepts when I'm on the go on it all the time and I have no issues. I've used a surface studio as well and while the studio is better (for the price it better be!) I don't see anything heinously different in pen use.
I hear you on QA. To be fair, MS had its share of QA issues (remember the SP4?) but today my SP7 is pretty solid. Not prefect but pretty close to 100% reliability. (I don't work in IT and this is my personal device I use for both work and personal.)
The main question is... Will these EVEn ship???
I see what you did there.
(oops I reported this comment per accident, sry)
What Surface Pro 8 should've been ;)
Should? Not even out yet.
We do not know yet if the Pro 8 will have eg smaller bezels, could still be the case (or not).
I really like that they opted for a big screen (though would have preferred 3:2), just not sure if I would trust Eve considering the mess it was around their previous tablet. Here is hoping a big player will (re)make something like that Acer Black Edition 13.5 inch tablet.
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