Eve V Discussion Thread

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  1. alextrela182

    alextrela182 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Eve V (m3, i5, i7) Convertible Review
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Eve-V-m3-i5-i7-Convertible-Review.264092.0.html

    Pros
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    high-quality unibody case, robust construction
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    comfortable feel of tablet and keyboard
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    Thunderbolt 3 and Type-C Gen. 1 port
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    good WiFi performance
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    complete package with keyboard dock and pen included in the price
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    keyboard also suitable for extensive writing
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    display with very good brightness and contrast
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    accurate color reproduction already in the state of delivery
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    eGPU use is possible
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    silent operation
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    moderate warming
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    good battery life
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    attractive price


    Cons
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    rather heavy in comparison
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    included Type-C charging cable wiggles
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    dirt-resistance of the keyboard is questionable
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    performance of the m3 version is inconsistent with our expectations
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    additional gains of eGPU are heavily limited by the CPU
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    mediocre audio quality of the built-in speakers


    Verdict

    In Review: Eve V


    And here it is, the new people's convertible Eve V! Here is a summary of our test:

    In terms of the case, the Eve V proves to be a winner. The aluminum unibody and the Alcantara keyboard have a high-quality feel, show no weaknesses in the build, and appear very robust. At almost 1.4 kg (~3.1 lb), the system is not really lighter than the current Ultrabooks. However that is the only truly negative point in our evaluation. The good connectivity on the other hand is definitely a positive one. With two Type-A USB 3.0 and two Type-C connections, one of which is a full Thunderbolt 3 port, you are well equipped for all eventualities. We also like the keyboard, and it is quite suitable for extensive writing tasks. Our experiences with the input of the included N-Trig input pen were satisfactory, and it is definitely commendable to only offer bundles together with keyboard and pen as Eve-Tech does. This way you can avoid "surprising" the user with hidden costs.
    The display offers a very good brightness and contrast. Out of the box, the Eve V comes with a calibrated display and relatively accurate colors. The 3K resolution provides high image sharpness, but can lead to problems with some individual applications due to the necessary Windows scaling.

    The Eve V is an attractive device, but it should not be over-estimated.

    Now for the performance reserves of the Eve V: For this project, the processors of the Y series from Intel were selected. These are passively cooled chips with a TDP of 4.5 watts. Even if the i5-7300U in the Surface Pro can briefly offer a much higher performance, during prolonged loads it will level out at the level of the i5-7Y54 model that we are testing here. All of the tested CPU models (m3, i5, i7) demonstrate an almost stable performance during constant load. However, it was curious that the m3 model that we had here fared much better in many tests than the much more expensive i5 and i7 versions. The Eve V is a good device for office basics, also considering the long battery life that can be achieved. For content creators, the CPU of the device could quickly become a bottleneck for complex software.

    The Eve V is available starting at only 799 Euros (~$942; $799 in the US). However, in addition to the m3 CPU, you only get 128 GB of storage, which might be a deal breaker for most users. The next step up is the i5 model with 256 GB of storage, which already costs 1199 Euros or $1412. A 400-Euro ($471) premium for a CPU that hardly shows any advantages and 128 GB of additional storage is quite a lot. It continues in this way: i5, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB of storage cost $1499 or 1549 Euros, the i7 starts at $1599 or 1649 Euros, and the top model with i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB SSD (Samsung PM961) costs a hefty 1999 Euros (~$2358; $1999 in the US)..

    In comparison to the competition such as the Surface Pro from Microsoft, the Eve V strikes a good figure in terms of the price (Surface Pro i5-7300U, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB: 1149 Euros/~$1353, + Type Cover 179 Euros/~$210, + Surface Pen 109 Euros/~$128), particularly since the keyboard and pen are included in the bundle. But looking at the price differences between the models we find the price premiums for other models following Microsoft's style very hefty, especially since the differences between the processors used are only minimal.

    The Eve V has already been sent to its supporters and should arrive shortly. Other interested buyers can start ordering online from December 4.


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  2. bloodycape

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    That price for the i5 is that the US retail price, or Euro price converted to dollars?
     
  3. MacrosTheBlack007

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    It’s US retail. Decent looking tablet but way too expensive. The i5 & i7 are the Y series processors and are only slightly better than the m3. Eve’s website is somewhat misleading when they compare the Eve to the Surface Pro for the higher end models as Microsoft uses the U series processors.
     
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    I just got in the entry level model of the Eve V for review and I'm very impressed with the device for the price. At first glance, it's a no-brainer vs. the m3 Surface Pro.

    I was going to review the "i7" configuration, but it really didn't perform very well in my initial tests. I ended up sending it back for unusually slow Wi-Fi and opted for the m3 so I could do a head to head shootout with my SP4.
     
  5. bloodycape

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    How does the display compare? How about battery life?
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Backspace key reads "Oops" and the V key is replaced by an inverted triangle logo. Mortal sins, in my book. ;-)
     
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