When I first laid eyes on the Eve V courtesy of Windows Central's Computex 2017 hands-on, I saw it as just another Microsoft Surface lookalike and, frankly, quickly forgot about it. But when I was offered a chance to review the Eve V in the opening days of 2018, I looked into the company behind the device – and I found a nimble upstart trying to do in the PC space what OnePlus has done in the smartphone world: build something powerful, price it affordably, and give users a voice in the process.
As with most products, the Eve V doesn't live up to all of the bold promises its creator lays down – and due to some problems with my preproduction review device, I faced more challenges than usual building it into my workflow. But those issues gave me a chance to see what "crowdsourced support" means, according to Eve-Tech ... and once I got it working, the Eve V gave me my first experience with a crowdsourced computer. Join me for the MrMobile review!
Microsoft had another massive quarter pulling in $43.1 billion in revenue. Driven by strong growth in commercial, cloud, the company sees a resurgence due to "the dawn of a second wave of digital transformation sweeping every company and every industry." Xbox, Surface, and Windows all did well, too, due to strong holiday sales. Full details ...
Microsoft's FYQ2 2021 revenue saw a more considerable uptick, with Surface devices up slightly year over year. For the first time, Microsoft's growing Surface lineup peaked over two billion due to an aggressive push for sales during the holiday season.