While waiting for your V or a refund, what is your current portable set up?
I’m using a Surface 3, which is fine for note taking, but is really showing its age.
Most of the screen has issues, with big yellow/orange/purple patches, a huge patch with subpixels which can’t go properly dark, and some of these pixels which can’t go dark can’t even go bright properly anymore either.
It takes several seconds to switch to and from full screen on youtube.
The keyboard keys are much stiffer than I like, to the point where typing is inconvenient and typoes are frequent.
As I discovered when my desktop was out of action, the installers for the software I need to use for my university course cause it to crash. That’s right; the installer alone crashes the whole computer.
The touch screen calibration isn’t perfect, but usually good enough. The pen usually writes a few millimetres away from the actual pen tip. But, good enough to get by.
For the last week or so, I’ve had a BSOD almost every day. And on one of those days, after recovering from a BSOD, it completely lost power suddenly, then lost power again shortly after recovering from that.
(the yellow corners in the black-screen image are just to do with the viewing angle of the camera, and aren’t an issue in person. But the glowy bits and other yellow/purple/blue splodges are a real issue)
When I ordered the V, my Surface was 2 years old and I was looking forward to the upgrade to a more capable machine without the screen issues (which weren’t as bad back then). Now I really need a replacement.
But until Eve holds up their end of the transaction, I have no choice but to keep using it.
So what are you using? An old workhorse you planned to replace with a V, or something new which you bought while waiting?
I have an i7 V and it’ works ok.
But I have a Surface 3 pro too , simply because it never stopped working. The Surface still works flawlessly, the screen was replaced (hit a concrete floor).
The keyboard still worked, but, as you see did not inspire much confidence. It was replaced by a Brydge usb keyboard, what made it a laptop.
Hopefully, your problems are not hardware based but Windows quircks.
Which windows do you use actually?
That thing looks sick. I’ve seen concept devices with dual screens like that, but never an actual product.
I would love to get one, but being able to detach the keyboard and flip it over to get a nice grippy surface to put on the table. With those sorts of flipping/rotating 2-in-1’s, it would probably slide off the little writing table things in the lecture theatres when I’m taking notes in class
And I need a proper physical keyboard to type properly. On screen type keyboards lead to me writing gibberish
That keyboard has been through a lot Though for how banged up the cover is, the keys still look pretty good.
I’m running Windows 10, of course. After one of the bad crashes, it said my operating system had become corrupted >.> But then I forced a restart and it seemed fine. So probably just Windows being quirky But after I get around to backing everything up, I’ll run some diagnostics and try to find the issue. I’ve put its SSD through a lot (it’s been almost full for its entire life, and has had a lot of read-write cycles of large numbers of small files), so it may be the SSD getting old and tired
And then w10 is able to generate a detailed battery report too. Always useful on older computers!
powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:**“whatever folder you want or take this part out and just type:** \battery_report.html” → (powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery_report.html”**
I was already against that horrendous keyboard of Apple with the 1.5mm travel. It’s like typing on a piece of metal. You’re fingers will hate it if you type with the least amount of force! This eliminates travel and any possibility feel your location on the keyboard. Definitely a no go for me.