Eve V, world’s first crowdsourced tablet is taking aim at the Surface Pro


Eve V, world’s first crowdsourced tablet

Eve V, the world’s first crowd-designed 2-in-1 device, is about to come and give the Microsoft Surface Pro something to think about.

Funded via an Indiegogo campaign that reached 1,300 per cent in just four days, investors treat as shareholders during the development and asked for their opinions on features they want to see, and what components to buy.

It hasn’t been without problems, though, after a deal for display parts fell through at the last minute leading to heavy delays. But now, a new arrangement with Sharp, an even better screen ordered and will be fitted to the finished devices within a couple of weeks.

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The 12.3in screen provides a 2880×1920 resolution, with metal-mesh, anti-reflective coating and anti-fingerprint Gorilla Glass.

It boasts a choice of m3/i5/i7 Intel chips, with either 8 or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM to make Windows 10 (either Home or Pro) work even better. There’s Bluetooth 4.2 and Miracast along with Wireless AC, dual band, with 2×2 MIMO.

Ports-wise, it offers 2 USB-A 3.0 ports, 1 USB-C 3.1 (gen 1), 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (yes, really), 1x audio jack (with TI jack amp) and 1x micro SDXC card reader.

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There are four speakers, stereo microphones, a 5MP back camera and 2MP at the front. The keyboard has wired or wireless, backlit and the Synaptics touchpad has glass protected. The stylus is Windows Ink Certified with 1024 pressure points.

Originally, prices going to start at €799 when release on general sale, but this may get nudged up with the newer screen. We’ll have full details very soon.

Investors also invited to vote on whom got hands on a review model first and flattered and honored to announce that we made the cut.

More information: [indiegogo]