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Eve V 2020: Eve-Tech offers design and keyboard visions of its second-generation Microsoft Surface alternative

Would you be keen on purchasing a second-generation Eve V? (Image source: Eve Distribution)
Would you be keen on purchasing a second-generation Eve V? (Image source: Eve Distribution)
With the Eve Spectrum monitor apparently set for release next quarter, Eve Distribution is continuing to prototype its next Surface alternative with fans. Now the company, formerly known as Eve-Tech, has offered glimpses of several design proposals for its next 2-in-1.
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Eve Distribution is continuing to prototype its next 2-in-1, the tentatively titled Eve V (2020) or Project V. As we reported earlier this year, the company has settled on a device for its upcoming device and has recently offered fans a say on the keyboard cover that they would like included. Now, the company has offered the opportunity to fans to vote on other aspects of the Eve V (2020).

Before we go any further we should stress that Eve Distribution, formerly known as Eve-Tech, has been criticised extensively for how it handled the distribution of the first Eve V, or lack thereof in many cases. Nonetheless, many people have received their Eve V orders, and Eve Distribution expects to deliver its Spectrum display in Q4 2020.

Returning to how the Eve V (2020) could shape up, Eve Distribution is offering fans two choices for the design of the device. According to Eve Distribution, it has the option of releasing an Eve V (2020) with USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, or one with only USB Type-C ports. The latter would allow the device to have thinner bezels, but it would limit connectivity somewhat. On the other hand, including a USB Type-A port would increase screen bezels by up to 25%.

Additionally, Eve Distribution has proposed to re-use the keyboard layout from the first Eve V. This off-the-shelf layout would be cheaper according to the company, but a custom layout would allow it to add "extra keys and tweaks". If Eve Distribution opted for the latter, then the final product would cost "up to US$40 more".

If you are interested in purchasing an Eve V (2020) when Eve Distribution launches it, then you can vote on the proposals via the link below.

(Image source: Eve Distribution)
(Image source: Eve Distribution)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 6 (Update: 2020-07- 6)