I came across the Eve V the other day through Youtube (Linus Tech Tips, I believe) and am very interested. This seems like a really great community. I was wondering if people here would be kind enough to answer a few questions about the Eve V… mostly quite nit-picky things, but they I find that these small details add up.
Is the tablet passively cooled? And if not, how loud are the fans under load?
Does it get hot, particularly under the keyboard? I hate it when my MacBook Pro heats up on my lap as it makes my legs itchy!
Can I charge the Eve V with my USB-C phone charger?
Can I connect the Eve V to my TV/AV Receiver? Does it come with an HDMI output or adapter?
How good is the trackpad relative to a MacBook Pro (I have a 2015 model)? I know this is subjective… I like the trackpad on the MacBook Pro but I find it almost intolerable when using Windows through Bootcamp. I don’t know if that’s a Windows thing in general, or just an Apple driver thing.
What is the “resolution” (i’m not sure if that’s the right term) on the pen? Is it fine enough to mark up sheet music for example?
Does the M3 processor perform OK with Google Chrome, or is it better to use Edge?
I would mainly use the Eve V for browser based activity (Youtube, Google Docs and Inbox mainly), but I would also do a bit of work in Affinity Designer and Unity (I mainly use a beefy desktop machine so it would be occasional use). How would the the M3 processor and GPU cope?
What is the headphone output like? Any background noise or humming?
Do the volume, brightness, play/pause keys work without needing to hold down a modifier key? It’s a minor thing, but I like the way it works on a Mac.
Trackpad is meh according to the reviews I’ve seen (again, not tested myself). The trackpad drivers in windows (bootcamp) are bad, and those are the reason you hate them. I to prefer macbook trackpad over any and all other trackpads. Dislike macOS mouse driver though, but that is a different story.
For the pen “Windows Ink Certified N-trig with 1024 pressure levels, 2 buttons, Surface Pro(2017) pen support.” Again, see the specsheet.
M3 and Chrome would be OK, chrome is mostly a RAM hog. Edge might be better for battery life.
Headphone output is being discussed regularly here, so I suggest using the search function.
I thought I’ve seen some people post about FN-lock so… Yes.
Damn, @ToiletSheep beat me to it… Well to far into writing to delete it
Regarding Affinity Designer & Unity it completely depends on how hard you hit it and with what - if you e.g. develop a simple sidescroller in Unity then it will work fine, but something like a Witcher 3 in Unity would not play nicely (especially since Unity eats RAM quite a bit if I recall correctly and that would eat up the 8GB in the m3 pretty quick)
Nope, none noticeable! We had that issue in the prototypes and it has since been fixed!
In terms of Affinity Designer, my M3 has handled it pretty smoothly so far. I will admit, however, that I’ve not loaded up any particularly large or complex projects as of yet (I use Designer mostly for UI/UX mockups). If you have anything specific you would like checked I could probably give it a go.