Eve V 2-in-1 Sells Out Immediately

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 26 Comments

Eve V 2-in-1 Sells Out Immediately

A crowd-sourced 2-in-1 aimed squarely at Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 sold out immediately this week on Indiegogo, no doubt spurred by its combination of high-end specs and affordable pricing.

On the—ahem—surface, the Eve V, as it’s called, looks a lot like Surface Pro 4, with a familiar 2-in-1 form factor that combines a tablet body with a detachable keyboard cover. No surprise there: All major PC makers are likewise copying the basic Surface Pro 4 design, and even Apple and Google have gotten into the act.

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But the Eve V has some important advantages over the Surface Pro 4, which still utilizes a year-old Intel Skylake-based architecture and lacks modern USB-C ports. The Eve V, meanwhile, offers a newer 7th-generation Intel Core processor, has two full-sized USB 3 ports, vs. one on Surface Pro 4, and two USB-C ports, one of which also does Thunderbolt 3. The Eve V’s keyboard cover is also wireless, so it can work without being physically attached to the device.

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But the biggest advantage is likely the price: Where a Surface Pro 4 with a Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD costs $2350, a similarly-configured Eve V is only $1400. That’s almost $1000 less expensive. And if you want an entry-level version, a Core m3-based Eve will cost just $699. The Core i5 version is $960.

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And that explains why they’re all sold out as well.

Well, not sold out, exactly. But if you want to get an Eve V, it’s going to take a while. Like April of next year. Because the Eve V’s first run was already snapped up by fans who pre-paid on Indiegogo.

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I’ve reached out to Eve about potentially reviewing this device, but I’ll have more information soon regardless. Yes, there are a lot of 2-in-1 PCs these days. But this one looks legitimately interesting.

 

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