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COMPUTEX 2017 | Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever

Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever (Source: Roland Quandt)
Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever (Source: Roland Quandt)
The Eve V is marketed as a tablet that the Surface Pro 4 should have been. Features include double USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, larger capacity battery, fingerprint reader, and Bluetooth-enabled detachable keyboard base.

The Eve community started in 2016 with the lofty goal of creating a better and more affordable alternative to Microsoft's Surface Pro 2-in-1 series. The Indiegogo project met its funding target in mere days and the company is now proudly showing off its Eve V tablet at this year's Computex in Taipei.

As previewed by Quandt in the video below, the Eve V will be sporting what the Surface Pro 4 is sorely lacking: USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3. Additionally, the detachable keyboard will have the option to attach via pogo pins or by Bluetooth unlike on the Surface Pro 4 keyboard.

Initial shipments of the Eve V are expected to be limited in volume with base SKUs starting at $799 USD. Lower-end configurations include a Core m3 CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD whereas higher-end configurations with Core i5/i7 Kaby Lake CPUs, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSDs are also in the works. Existing reports have some flagship SKUs costing $2700 USD, but the source has apparently shot down these rumors. All SKUs will carry the same 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 resolution display and 48 Wh battery compared to the 39 Wh battery in the Surface Pro 4.

Other features of the Eve V include Windows Hello support, edge fingerprint sensor, active pen support, 2x USB Type-C ports, 2x USB 3.1 ports, and a 2 MP front-facing camera.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-05-31 (Update: 2017-05-31)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.