Just another V review, nothing to see here, move along.
I shall chronicle my experience of using the V here.
It might be useful, it might not be, at least it’ll waste some space on someone’s server.
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I’m one of the LB, the second batch to boot, and I finally recieved the V last Saturday.
The delivery guy pressed on the office’s doorbell just as I came back from the restroom,
I halt him right there and signed off in the corridor.
The V came in a box bigger than I expected.
I'm pleased to find that the bubble wrap is fully inflated. Thanks to whoever blew in the air at 4PX
Intersting way to open up a bubble wrap... I've recycled it and both boxes now live in the bubble wrap
I like the tiny details on the white box
This looks expensive
Ahh... that infamous screen protector...
So this is alcantara... upkeep is gonna be a b*tch ._.
The only logo on the outside, stealth mode max
Business on the outside, party on the inside, logo galore
The keyboard comes with a V logo too
Hard sides to protect the keyboard
First breath of life.... well technically it was booted up before for calibration and stuff, but let's ignore that
Check for light bleed, yes, there is
Another light bleed check... but honestly, it's an LCD, what do you expect? I don't notice any of that during usage
Backlit keyboard... it's nothing as bad as people said, the light is fairly even... yes it leaks a little from the top row but nobody asked you to peek from the bottom
Coming from a $200 atom tablet, almost anything will be better, but by how much?
First off, the screen. It’s gorgeous. Yet I had to put a privacy screen on it and now I get diagonal lines throughout… bummer. That said, brightness and darkness are both excellent, it goes darker than my previous tablet so that’s less eye strain at night, and brighter too, so now I can blind myself if I ever want to.
The build quality is excellent, it’s hefty and industrial. The edges are sharp and angular, yet the back is rounded. This juxtaposition is really interesting. When I run my hands over it I can’t feel the plastic part for the antennas, it feels like a solid slab of aluminium.
One thing though, there's this spot that looks like the attachment for the electroplating, which shows bare metal. It's obvious because the other parts are dark, but not something I'll return the V over.
BOTH USB-C ports are no looser than the other. The power key is NOT hard to find. The volume UP/DOWN is a bit hard to differentiate, maybe a notch in the middle with help with that. Speakers were bad, the driver updates made it better and on par with my Mi A1, which is known for having great speaker quality courtesy of it’s DAC. In conclusion, update your drivers, kids.
I popped into the BIOS, was expecting overclocking/undervolting settings there, alas there weren’t any. Nevermind, Intel XTU it is. On my unit I managed to push it to 551 score on AC, should be enough for what I need it to do.
It’s been a looooooonggg wait. Was it worth it? Maybe. I have considered, many times, to just get something else and return the V when it arrives. Especially since the advent of 8th gen CPUs. Nevertheless it didn’t happen, and I am satisfied with the V. I’m gonna keep updating this post with other revelations as I continue level up my EEVEE.