Imagine you are a beautiful girl. I am the weird guy in school that stalks you home.
I have been reading the forums for months without registering for an account, stalking the @team and creators. I am a student in South East Asia and I am really excited for the EVE V. Will sell off my SP2017 to get the EVE V when the webstore opens. In the meanwhile, feel free to ask me anything regarding the SP lineup! (I have the SP3,SP4,SP2017).
it is noteworthy to note that I am using a UAG case for the SP2017. This slows down heat dissipation and cause my device to run 1-2C higher than normal.
There are throttles when I do CPU heavy programs for extensive person of time. I will try and do some benchmarks so you have some quantitative values to work with. However, for web browsing and light-moderate CPU use, the SP2017 managed to keep the CPU cool and boosting fine.
Battery life is certainly the most noticeable boost. Bigger batt (45whr) + improved processor efficiency + no fans = 9 hours of studying with onenote + ppt + spotify on battery saving mode.
Speakers are a nice boost as well. A little louder and more punchy mids and highs.
SP2017 pen is great, input lag is less noticeable and it feels more natural. I am a biology student, drawing lines to annotate is important. The SP4 has some major jitters when I draw diagonal lines, however the SP2017 pen is much smoother and has significantly lesser jitters.
That being said, I am not an artist and although that 4096 levels of sensitivity is nice (as well as tilt support), the SP4 pen is more than serviceable for my use as a student.
If you do require CPU intensive work to be done and are on a budget, get the SP4 I7.
I am using advanced system pro system monitor to always keep track of my RAM usage. 4GB of RAM is sufficient for gaming/ office work. I can run lightroom, photoshop and illustrator fine with 4GB of RAM. I find myself more conscious of the programs I am running simultaneously and picked up the habit of closing programs that I am not using. This habit helps me save up on battery life as well.
Well more RAM is always nice, for a multimedia/study tool, 4GB is fine. However, if you are a content creator for whatever reason, 8GB should be a minimum with a stronger I7 processor.
If content creation is your profession but you are in the 2-in-1 market, EVE V with an eGPU sounds like an enticing choice.
The extra boost in price does not justify a 4GB increase in RAM for the SP2017. However I am glad to see that the EVE V base model is 8GB.
Blue: CPU usage %
Green: Thermals (C)
Red: Base Frequency
My ambient temperature is 28.3C
Throughout the hour, my SP2017 max at 64C.
There was some power throttling that prevented my SP2017 from boosting to >3Ghz.
CPU freq was at an average of 2.7Ghz in 1 hour. (not bad)
bottomline: SP2017 runs OW fine even without a fan.
bottombottomline: cant wait for the EVE V with my eGPU 1060.
where are the magnets located and their polar directions regarding the keyboard connector port on the MS SP2107? why are there two ground pins and two power pins on the SP’s keyboard connector port? and why does the first pin (PWR) and the second ground (GRD) according to my multimeter only those two pins is live with 3.77V but on the other hand the fifth and sixth pin, they are totally dead. furthermore which pins regarding the SP type-cover connector are data+ and data-? (3rd or 4th pin)
Not an expert on that specific keyboard or port type, but I think that there is separate power supplied and extra data lines connected for the trackpad as well as just the keys. Remember that the type cover acts as both a mouse and keyboard, and it would make sense to use more than one data/power connection for those devices.