Eve V: Specs of the Surface killer are final
Just a week after we told you about the Eve V, the first community sourced tablet/2-in-1 that was developed as a better and cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft, the specs were finalized, just in time for the financing campaign that will start on November 21st on Indiegogo. Last week, we already mentioned some of the advantages the Eve V is planned to have over the Surface Pro 4, for instance, the IGZO panel, the much larger variety of ports including Thunderbolt 3 and the Kaby Lake processors.
All of the specs of the device have been finalized by now so lets dive into more of the differences between the planned specs of the Eve V and the Surface Pro 4. To achieve better battery life, the Eve community chose to integrate a 48 Wh battery compared to the 39 Wh battery of the Surface Pro 4. Battery life is expected to last up to 12 hours. Their backlit keyboard will last even longer, 15 hours is to be expected.
The keyboard will be able to connect to the tablet either via Pogo pins or via Bluetooth 4.2 and will be able to operate on three devices in parallel, switching between them will be done via keyboard shortcuts. The comparison chart between the Eve V and the Surface Pro 4 reveals a few other advantages of the Eve V, for instance the better Bluetooth and WiFi-specs, the integrated GPS, the Anti-Reflection-Coating on the Eve V display and the fingerprint sensor. There will also be better sound on both headphones and internal speakers.
Unfortunately, when it comes to webcams, the Surface Pro 4 still rules, but that is a small price to pay for a better tablet in almost all other aspects of the device. Pricing has not been determined yet but we expect the smallest version to start at $900. The Eve community is planning for a November 21st launch of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.