Eve-Tech Launches Pre-Orders For The Hivemind-Designed 'Eve V' Hybrid

Eve-Tech has made its Eve V hybrid computer available for pre-order via Indiegogo.

Eve V was designed by the masses at a community site where anyone could discuss the product's components, design, and other specifications. Several aspects of the device, from the decision to include a stylus called the V Pen to whether it should prioritize battery life or portability, were determined based on the community's feedback. Eve-Tech has now finalized the product's design, so how does the Eve V compare to other hybrid devices?

The specs list suggests that the top-line Eve V is similar to the Surface Pro 4, Asus Transformer 3 Pro, and Dell XPS 13. They all have the same 512GB SSD for storage, 16GB LPDDR3 for RAM, and roughly 12.3" display. But the Eve V has a bigger battery than all but the XPS 13; a brighter display with higher contrast; four speakers; and 7th-gen (Kaby Lake) Intel processors instead of the 6th-gen (Skylake) chips in the Surface Pro 4 and Transformer 3 Pro.

But perhaps the Eve V's biggest advantage is its price. The Surface Pro 4, Transformer 3 Pro, and XPS 13 all cost more than $1,000. The Eve V costs less, although it's not clear how Eve-Tech drove the price down so much. Perhaps Intel, which is said to have invested "six figures" into the company, is subsidizing its processors. (Eve-Tech is also receiving some form of support from Microsoft.) Most people are unlikely to care, though, as long as they save money.

Eve-Tech made 500 units available for pre-order via Indiegogo. It was available in three configurations: a baseline Core m3 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for $699; a Core i5 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for $959; and the pro model with a Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 512GB of storage for $1,399. Each option came with the $39 V Pen and $25 Alcantara keyboard. Both the core and pro models are sold out, but the mid-range option is available.



Eve V M3Eve V i5Eve V i7
CPUIntel 7th Gen Core m3Intel 7th Gen Core i5Intel 7th Gen Core i7
RAM8GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR316GB LPDDR3
Storage128GB SSD256GB SSD512GB SSD
ConnectivityAC (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless display Wi-Di
AC (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless display Wi-Di
AC (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless display Wi-Di
Ports1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x MicroSDXC reader
1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x MicroSDXC reader
1 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x MicroSDXC reader
Display12.3” IGZO LCD
2736 x 1824 resolution
1:1400 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
12.3” IGZO LCD
2736 x 1824 resolution
1:1400 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
12.3” IGZO LCD
2736 x 1824 resolution
1:1400 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
Touch PanelGorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint and anti-reflection coating
Metal Mesh technology
Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint and anti-reflection coating
Metal Mesh technology
Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint and anti-reflection coating
Metal Mesh technology
Battery48 Wh48 Wh48 Wh
SensorsFingerprint, hall, gravity, light, gyroscope, GPSFingerprint, hall, gravity, light, gyroscope, GPSFingerprint, hall, gravity, light, gyroscope, GPS
Audio4 x 1W speakers
TI dedicated headphone jack audio amplifier
2 noise-cancelling microphones
4 x 1W speakers
TI dedicated headphone jack audio amplifier
2 noise-cancelling microphones
4 x 1W speakers
TI dedicated headphone jack audio amplifier
2 noise-cancelling microphones
Cameras2MP Front
5MP Back
2MP Front
5MP Back
2MP Front
5MP Back
StylusN-Trig
Surface compatible
1,024 pressure levels
2 buttons
N-Trig
Surface compatible
1,024 pressure levels
2 buttons
N-Trig
Surface compatible
1,024 pressure levels
2 buttons
KeyboardPogo-pin and wireless keyboard with latest glass ClickPad by Synaptics
Bluetooth 4.2 up to 3 devices
15 hour continuous typing battery life
Pogo-pin and wireless keyboard with latest glass ClickPad by Synaptics
Bluetooth 4.2 up to 3 devices
15 hour continuous typing battery life
Pogo-pin and wireless keyboard with latest glass ClickPad by Synaptics
Bluetooth 4.2 up to 3 devices
15 hour continuous typing battery life
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  • Clamyboy74
    The i5 and i7 are actually the m5 and m7, respectively. Surface pro still has u-series, which blow the m-series off the charts (5w vs 15w)
  • omgzhobbs
    It's cheaper than the others because its not spent masses on marketing so can cut the cost down.. which is not exactly much less than the others.
  • zeptometer
    the eve v does not cost less than $1000 fix your article