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!
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Thumbs up for this!!!
I really appreciated this review. I agree with most points, but I still take issue with the "oops!" key instead of the Backspace. I know it's minor, but I think the stylized "V" key is enough personality without detracting from the serious and premium design. That said, this is a strong contender for my next since I'm selling my old Surface Pro 4.
This was really insightful. I was thinking of buying this when they finally get more in stock. Currently i'm working off of my SP4 but was looking to upgrading.
Thanks for the review. This device has a lot of potential. However, I agree with all your reasons for holding off from buying this 1st-generation device. For the time being, I'm quite happy with my SP4.
"As with most products, the Eve V doesn't live up to all of the bold promises its creator lays down" -- seeing this more and more with a"l types of products also. False advertisement? Bait & Switch? Snake oil? Take your pick. The potential sounds really good. And very nice job on the review. Thanks for keeping things honest.
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