Eve V 2020: Eve finalizes design and specs of new V convertible tablet: Tiger Lake, Thunderbolt 4, 4K HDR10, and more
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Eve, the company behind the "Surface-killer" V tablet and the crowd-sourced Spectrum monitor, has finalized the design and released the specifications of their upcoming 2-in-1 tablet, the new V. Eve is packing the latest tech into its upcoming convertible, and there’s a lot to like.
The new V will run on Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs. While the exact chips have yet to be announced, Tiger Lake is the latest architecture from Intel, which means a significant boost in power and competitive performance with modern devices. Tiger Lake also brings Intel’s Xe Graphics, an integrated GPU that has proven itself to be a significant leap over Intel’s older UHD Graphics 620.
Eve will include active cooling to keep the Tiger Lake chip from getting too toasty. Eve is also considering giving users the option to disable the fan for silent operation.
The V’s display will be a 13.4-inch IGZO panel from Sharp with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Eve will offer the V with either a FHD+ (1920 x 1200) or 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) resolution. The panel is rated at 500 nits of brightness (average), boasts a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and supports HDR10. The display will also house a Wacom AES 2.0-compatible touchscreen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and 10-point multitouch. All of this is wrapped in some reasonably thin bezels.
Port selection on the V looks promising. The V holds three USB Type-C ports. One of these operates on the USB 3.1 standard (exact specification TBD), but the other two support Thunderbolt 4. The two Thunderbolt ports on the V open a world of connectivity and docking options. The V will also have a microSD card reader and a SIM card slot, both of which occupy a small tray in the device’s chassis. The V will retain its 3.5 mm audio jack.
Other specifications include support for WiFi 802.11ax (WiFi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, and a quad-speaker arrangement including two tweeters and two subwoofers. Eve mentioned that the speakers are now front-facing and that the company is working with third-party specialists to tune the speakers for optimal sound. The V will also include a fingerprint reader in the power button and supports Windows Hello login with the front camera.
Pricing and availability have not been announced as of press time.
What do you think of the new V? Will it find a place on your desk when it’s released? Let us know in the comments.