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Report calls out Eve's suspicious past, struggles to pay refunds, and bleak future

Eve V
Eve V (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A new report goes through the questionable history of PC maker Eve.
  • Eve sold the original Eve V, though hundreds of people never received their devices.
  • Eve has since gone through rebranding efforts but appears to have run into familiar issues and setbacks.

The Eve V was a promising device that looked like a Surface Pro rival. We even unboxed one when it first came out. It was built on a campaign focused on customers and led to excitement among a community of people wanting to try the new device. Over time, that excitement turned to disappointment, frustration, and anger from many affected customers.

The saga of the Eve V and the Eve company as a whole is known by many that follow Windows tablets, but a new article by Engadget gathers insights and details into a comprehensive piece. The article runs through the rise, fall, and attempted rebranding of Eve. It also tells the story of customers left looking for refunds and support.

Engadget's piece takes a close look at the history of Eve, brings in the expertise and experience of the EveV subreddit moderator Kirk Miller, and even digs into a suspicious office in Hong Kong. It's a great piece of investigative journalism that shines a light on a company that many in the community wish was different. One quote from Engadget summarizes the state of Eve:

So, to sum up: Eve-Tech is under someone else's control, has tried to change its name a few times, and doesn't appear to have any money.

Eve announced a new business structure back in July 2019. Since then, it gathered feedback for a follow-up to the Eve V and for its new line of monitors. Unfortunately for customers, it appears that Eve has run into familiar issues.

Engadget highlights an Eve Community forum comment that says a monitor has already been delayed by half a year. We'll have to see if the restructure lead to meaningful change or if another article like Engadget's will be needed in a few years.

Luckily for people on the hunt for a 2-in-1, other companies have filled the gap of Surface competition. Lenovo, Samsung, HP, and even HP make the best Surface Pro 7 alternatives.

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.

1 Comment
  • Are you sure Bernie Madoff wasn't involved? This sounds a lot like one of his Ponzi schemes.