Eve V launches on Indiegogo starting at $699 [Update]
Update: And just like that, the campaign is sold out of units. Eve previously noted this first round of pre-orders would only cover 500 units, and it appears they burned through those rather quickly. If you managed to order one, you should expect it to arrive sometime in February. There's no indication as to when we might expect more units to go on sale.
Eve has officially launched the crowd-developed Eve V 2-in-1 tablet on Indiegogo. The tablet, billed as a "Surface killer," is available starting at a price of $699 for the entry level model, and tops out at $1,399 at the high end.
Here's a look at the three models available, along with their prices:
- The V m3 ($699): Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
- The V i5 ($959): Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
- The V i7 ($1,399): Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Do note that these prices appear to be promotional for early backers, and the actual MSRP prices are $300, $530, and $770 higher for each model, respectively. Each configuration is also set to ship with its Alcantara keyboard and Pen for free as well.
Units are expected to ship in February of 2017, and there are a limited number available. For much more, be sure to check out the Eve V Indiegogo campaign.
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It's better than the HD520 of the SP4. But the CPU is not even close to the performance of the SP4. It's Intel Y (in the past they called them coreM 5 and CoreM 7) vs Intel U in the Surface Pro.
The Surface CPU is way more powerful. This here is basically a coreM CPU with a different name.
You should be crystal clear about the processors used in the device. These are essentially Intel's M series. Not the 'real' i5, i7 used in SP4 for example. Massive difference.
Other than that, well done. Looks solid build. I might get few for my kids if prices remains same.
I think it's a good choice for the "i5" model. But I don't think it's the best for the expensive "i7" version.
But hey at least you can hook up a real powerful GPU thanks to eGPU.
It's basically a m7 cpu.
If you move from IGG for the bulk of the orders after this initial run, then I'll be FAR more interested.* Bragi (German registered IIRC) is an example of doing an initial run from KS, but then moving to their own system. https://www.bragi.com Cheers.
*assuming all goes smoothly with the initial run
And that 1 from IGG is FAR from what was promised, and was hugely delayed. *might be 7 from 7, YTBFD