1Eve V Uses Open-Source Concepts to Take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro
Microsoft’s Surface Pro won’t have the high-end hybrid market all to itself. That’s the pitch the folks behind a new device called the Eve V are making. The Eve V stole the show at Computex last week with an outstanding hybrid design, impressive specifications and a price that puts all other high-end devices to shame. But perhaps the Eve V’s most interesting attribute is its origin. The device wasn’t created in a well-funded corporate research-and-development lab, but rather with help from more than 1,000 hardware enthusiasts who helped select the features built into the devices. The Eve V is a fully crowd-sourced hardware venture, and one that many Computex attendees believe, could become practice in the hybrid market. Read on to learn more about the Eve V.
2Eve V Is a Crowd-Sourced Project
Unlike its computers, the Eve V is a crowdsourced hybrid. Eve looked to more than 1,000 hardware enthusiasts around the world to choose its specs, and last year, the computer was listed on Indiegogo. The company hoped to raise $75,000 through the Eve V campaign; it closed at $1.4 million in funds from more than 4,200 backers.
3This Is a Hybrid Notebook-Tablet Design
4Choice of Intel Processors
5There’s Plenty of Ports
6Touch Display Is Attractive
7It Promises Long-Lasting Battery Life
8Choice of Windows Operating Systems
9Eve Boosts the ‘V Pen’
10It Includes a Fingerprint Reader
11It Delivers Strong Value at Low Price
Arguably, the Eve V’s most appealing feature is its price. The Eve V will start at $799 and will include a keyboard, V Pen and magnetic sleeve for protection. The Eve V is expected to ship sometime in June.