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Crowdfunded Eve V tablet gets delayed

Eve V convertible tablet delayed, but promises to come out with an improved display
Eve V convertible
Since the Eve V is a crowdfunded project, it is not surprising to see it facing multiple delays. However, this time the manufacturer allows its backers to choose an improved display without paying anything extra.

Eve V is a "Microsoft Surface killer" that was recently shown in working state to journalists recently and was spotted at the FCC last month. Unfortunately, it looks like the screens needed for this tablet are in short supply. On the other hand, this might be a good thing, because those who backed this product might get more than expected for their money.

According to Eve, the distributor of the display supposed to be used is "constantly changing the reasons for not being able to let us do the QC as well as force confidentiality agreements on us not allowing to share the real situation we have." 

The alternative screens come from Sharp and AUO. The first one comes with deeper colors and 2,880X1,920 pixels, using half the energy of the current display. The AUO screen has 0.2 inches less in diagonal, the same resolution, and is currently used by the Lenovo Miix 720. Other display manufacturers might also be taken into account. 

In the end, if the existing supplier finally delivers, the devices should be ready by the end of the month. If Eve V should come with a different display, the shipments should begin in August-September.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07-13 (Update: 2017-07-13)