Project: V | When the sequel is just better

This post serves to show the current status and history of the V, a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop computer developed by Eve and its community.

Crowd-development is still underway

You can find everything about this project and participate in the Project: V development category of our forums.

We’re still working on the specifications

The feedback from the first-generation V gave us a pretty good indication of where we want to go. But we’re always checking in with our community!

We’ve kicked off this project for some time, and part of the specs have been confirmed. These are the provisional specifications so far:

Eve V (2020)
Display
monitor size 13.4" (diagonal)
native resolution 1920 x 1200 WUXGA / 3480 x 2400 WQUXGA
aspect ratio 16:10
refresh rate 60Hz
panel technology IGZO IPS TFT LCD
brightness 500cd/m² typical
HDR HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR400 certified
color gamut 90% DCI-P3
100% sRGB
contrast ratio 1500 : 1 typical
touch-enabled 10-point multi-touch
pen-enabled Wacom AES 2.0 support with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition
Software
operating system Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro
Performance
processor Intel 11th generation Core ‘Tiger Lake’ processor
memory LPDDR4X
Connectivity
wireless WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
ports (1x) USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
(2x) USB Type-C (USB 4.0 with Thunderbolt)
(1x) 3.5mm minijack
(1x) micro-SD card reader
Sound
speakers 2x high/mid frequency
2x low frequency
front-facing
microphones noise-canceling dual microphone array
Features
Windows Hello fingerprint reader in power button
Windows Hello front-facing camera
Anodized aluminum housing
Integrated kickstand (stepless adjustment up to 170°)

Product is still in development, specifications may be subject to change and will be changed or added as new information becomes available.


History

2019

November

  • Members of the Eve team travel to China to discuss a new 2-in-1 project with our manufacturing partner.

2020

January

February

March

April

  • Flu season hit the design team hard, but that didn’t keep them from coming up with awesome design concepts.
  • We took a deep dive into the features, discussing wireless systems, cameras, and system memory
  • Based on your feedback, our design team was able to pick a direction to base development on. We shared some design files to illustrate the three-dimensional puzzle we are faced with as we try to combine form and function.

May

June

July

  • There were some hard choices between Type-A ports and slimmer bezels, as well as whether the new V should go with a customized keyboard layout at a cost. We surveyed our community to help us decide.

August

  • We reached out to our community for their preference on the stroage options available to the new V, and the storage capacity their use-case requires.

  • The new V’s processor was unveiled, and we detailed the reasons behind our choice.

Septmber

  • We gathered opinions from our community about their interest in a V Pen shortcut button, V Pen storage method, and its other cool little features.

October

  • The final industrial design of the new V was revealed. With an all-new look, outstanding display, versatile connectivity, step-less kickstand adjustment, and front-facing speakers, it shapes up to be a fantastic successor to our first generation V.

  • An updated FAQ was released to round-up the new design’s internal details and answer your popular questions.

  • We made sizable progress on the new V’s keyboard concept. The new V keyboard layout offered us space for extra keys and shortcuts, on which we surveyed our community in depth.

November

  • It was time to make your own V configuration after all the findings and decisions alongside the project.

  • Our team inspected the first V mock-up, seeing how the new V fits into its surroundings. Our designers and engineers will continue to optimize the concept based on this real-world mock-up.

December

January

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