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Crowdsourced Eve V 2-in-1 specs finalized ahead of Indiegogo debut

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Nov 11, 2016
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  1. For all of the expertise and experience that major device makers have, some of the product decisions they make are absolutely mind-boggling. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wondered to myself, “How hard can it really be to make the perfect smartphone / tablet / laptop?”

    Don’t get me wrong – tech companies get a lot of things right in terms of hardware, features, design and software, but seriously, why is it that they almost always leave out something critical? For once, couldn’t a device maker throw caution to the wind and design a product without a glaring omission?

    That’s the idea Finnish tech startup Eve brought to the table with its Eve V 2-in-1.

    Instead of making the decisions themselves, the startup asked the tech community to weigh in on what features they wanted the device to have. After months of polls and discussions, Eve has locked in the final specifications of the device ahead of production.

    The system will feature a 12.3-inch IGZO LCD screen with a resolution of 2,763 x 1,824, 1:1400 contrast ratio and 450 nits of brightness covered in Gorilla Glass with anti-reflection coating and metal mesh technology. It’ll be powered by a 7th generation Intel Core M3/5/7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of flash storage.

    Elsewhere, you’ll find a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port, a standard USB 3.1 USB Type-C port, two USB 3.1 ports, an amplified 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card reader as well as a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, four 1W speakers, 48Wh battery, 2x2 MU-MIMO AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and more.

    As Digital Trends notes, these specs are probably in line with what Surface Pro 4 owners would look for in a Surface Pro 5.

    Pricing is said to start around $900 and should be heading to Indiegogo soon.

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  2. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Maniac Posts: 406   +198

    Worth a buy.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,158   +829

    Oh I don't see anything wrong with something like what is described on indiegogo...
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 2,780   +1,529

    Waiting until I actually see it ....
  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    Stupid screen resolution for a 12.3 inch screen with no dedicated video, just like 4K smartphones.
    Reehahs, wastedkill and Panda218 like this.
  6. mizkitty

    mizkitty TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +9

    Specs are good...but still waiting on my $2000 motorcycle helmet from Scully...
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  7. petert

    petert TS Booster Posts: 176   +49

    Decent specs, they should be considering some cheaper hardware to cover the mid-range and entry market levels too. Battery life is always an issue though. If they manage to deliver something, they will beat surface pro 5 for sure - unless Microsoft starts to deliver hardware which actually works but I doubt it.
  8. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 232   +56

    Microsoft wouldn't mind this one bit. They want OEMs to up their game

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