So there’s a Black Friday deal on Bestbuy. The Surface Pro I5 model and it comes with a keyboard all for a total of $899. This is a much better deal than the Eve V i5 deal so is there going to be a discount for that?
Windows has better QC. They also got a good track record with their warranty service. Eve V is a good product but we dont know the quality and after care. Reviews have been mix for V but overall, a good outlook for V.
How do they have better QC if we haven’t seen Eve’s yet?
We know Microsoft’s and it is the worst of all the main brands.
That being said I think this is a hard question. I’d choose V for the Pen being included and The extra 4gb of ram while the price is lower. Really tempting tho, especially considering that Eve is still an unknown.
Im not sure about you guys but i have seen video reviews of MS, some reviewers post updates after a year or two (sp4). They seem satisfied.
"How do they have better QC if we haven’t seen Eve’s yet? "
So far for V, we have seen reviews with mixed feedback. Battery life/speakers/screen bleeding etc. MS who has been creating surface for few years VS Eve V with mixed reviews so far. (i know Eve sent some cosmetic or minor fault device to reviewers, but i dont think Eve knew what was up with half the problems reviewers discovered.)
you basically pointed out what i tried to say. A start up with no track record of QC or after care. I probably could have reword it better but i think you get my point.
P.s there was a post about Reviewers having wrong screen calibration and only was discovered from reviewers themselves. i wouldn’t call that great QC.
4gb RAM… seriously? My $200 Chuwi has 4gb RAM.
get at least 8gb if you plan to multitask at all, or if you plan to use chrome.
I think I BSOD-ed quite a few times and the display driver crashed a few times simply from running out of RAM.
4GB RAM (plus the failure rate of the Surfaces lately) just isn’t enough for that price. There are plenty of computers with bare minimum specs for far less, and they’ll work probably just as well.
I do agree that 4GB RAM (even with an SSD) just isn’t enough for Windows 10, and manufacturers really don’t like going above 8GB sadly, and that should be the bare minimum anymore. Eve did this, which is fantastic!
I’m not too impressed by Microsoft pricing for their Surface line (except perhaps Surface 3) as they are gunning for Apple price level. If you are happy with the Black Friday deal, then it is for you.
Disclaimer, I am not a backer simply because I am not in the market for a 12" 2-in-1 Windows, I have my reliable Toshiba Portege. Nevertheless it would have been a different story if Eve decided for 10-11 inch back then (or even maybe in the future I may be interested).
In my personal humble view, for people based outside N.A and Europe (like I am), Eve V has good value proposition (back then it was great value).