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)|
|monitor size||13.4" (diagonal)|
|native resolution||1920 x 1200 WUXGA / 3480 x 2400 WQUXGA|
|panel technology||IGZO IPS TFT LCD|
|HDR||HDR10 Media Profile
VESA DisplayHDR400 certified
|color gamut||90% DCI-P3
|contrast ratio||1500 : 1 typical|
|pen-enabled||Wacom AES 2.0 support with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition|
|operating system||Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro|
|processor||Intel 11th generation Core ‘Tiger Lake’ processor|
|wireless||WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) dual-band Wi-Fi|
|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|
|speakers||2x high/mid frequency
2x low frequency
|microphones||noise-canceling dual microphone array|
|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.
- Members of the Eve team travel to China to discuss a new 2-in-1 project with our manufacturing partner.
- The project is revealed publicly in a short tease.
- The first sequel project from Eve is officially kicked offt!
- Making sure our new device would have the best name ever, many names were suggested, and voted on.
- Using our in-house design team for the first time, we posted initial design directions of what the look and feel of our device could be.
- Turns out we already had the right name, the follow up to our V will still be called V! We also discussed some specs like ports and cooling.
- 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.
- We’ve got a new supplier for our pen and touch tech, to ensure the best possible experience for artists and note-takers everywhere!
- The first design concepts for the keyboard cover are revealed, focusing on different edge finishes.
- Combining what we’ve learned about keyboard preferences so far with what we’ve learned from keyboard manufacturers, we’ve put together a survey to see how important certain keyboard features are to you.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The new V Keyboard’s navigation cluster keys’ order had multiple options. We surveyed our community to make an informed choice.
- Gerry (@Chili_P) brought us a behind-the-scenes look at how the website was developed to support the new V’s launch. Let’s welcome her writing debut in the community!