Windows 10 Newest 2-in1: Crowd-Designed Eve V 2-In-1 Machine Backed By Intel Flaunts Spec [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
Detailed specs of the crowd-designed Eve V have been released for the forthcoming Windows 10 2-in-1 machine.
After scoring a backing from Intel last month, the team behind the Eve V will kick off a campaign on Indiegogo seeking partners to finance the actual manufacturing costs. The group behind the project was clear in specifying that IndiGoGo users are actually paying for the manufacture and not the development of the product. The community page says the campaign will kick off at 4 pm GMT + 2 on Nov. 21 citing 500 devices will be available for purchase and will be shipped within the first months of 2017, according to the Eve Community Page.
Eve V is a possible competitor for Microsoft's 2-in-1 Surface laptop and will support the Surface Pen and possibly the new Surface Dial. Aside from the impressive spec lineup, the weak link, according to DigitalTrends is the GPU since the unit uses Intel's standard onboard HD chip. The report indicated though that Eve is working on a docking station as well as employing an external GPU that can be used for gaming support.
Much of the inputs of the Eve V will be similar to the Surface including the touchpad although, forget about using the Surface Keyboard, as the pins used are proprietary. It was also revealed that Eve V will be compatible with Mozo accessories.
Eve V is currently undergoing the electronics layout stage with the assistance of Microsoft, this is to ensure the unit will run Windows well on the machine.
Here are the released specs of the Eve V so far.
CPU Intel 7th Generation Core M3.i5/i7
RAM 8GB/16GB LPDDR3
STORAGE 128/256/512 GB
CONNECTIVITY AC (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Wireless Display Wi-Di
PORTS 1x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-A
1x 3.5mm audio
1x MicroSDXC Reader
Display 12.3-inch IGZO LCD
2736 x 1824 Resolution
1:1400 Contrast Ration, 400 nits brightness
Touch Panel Gorilla Glass with Anti Fingerprint and Anti-Reflection coating
Metal Mesh Technology
Sensors Fingerprint, Hall, Gravity, Light, Gyroscope, GPS
Stylus N-Trig, Surface Compatible, 1024 pressure Levels
With this package, the suggested starting price of $900 can account for its solid internal specifications. The video below is the company's initial product, the Eve T1