Eve-Tech is an interesting manufacturer – the Finnish company has only ever sold products via crowdsourcing the funding for them – but it’s more than that.
Eve-Tech isn’t just crowd-funding their projects – they are crowd-sourcing everything; the people who put money into Eve-Tech’s idea get to pick and choose what specifications these devices will have – it’s essentially a product developed by the crowd. Eve-Tech is democratizing the process of building a hardware product.
Eve-Tech has received an unspecified amount of funding from Intel as well – so it’s not just the people who are interested in this idea. Intel is also providing engineering support to the team at Eve-Tech.
Eve-Tech announced the Eve V a while back – today, they have finally announced the specifications it would be releasing with.
The Eve V is split into three models – the specifications for each are identical, except for the CPU, RAM, and Storage. Here’re the three models, followed by the full specifications.
Eve V m3″:
- CPU: 7th generation Intel Core M3 (7Y30)
- RAM: 8 GB (LPDDR3)
- Storage: 128 GB SSD (SATA3 m.2)
Eve V i5″
- CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i5 (7Y54)
- RAM: 8 GB (LPDDR3)
- Storage: 256 GB SSD (SATA3 m.2)
Eve V i7″
- CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i7 (7Y75)
- RAM: 16 GB (LPDDR3)
- Storage: 512 GB SSD (SATA3 m.2)
The rest of specifications
- Display: 2736 x1824 12.3-inch IGZO LCD touchscreen
- Cameras: 2-megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel rear camera
- Battery: 48 Wh Lithium-Ion, delivering 10-12 hours of battery life
- Ports: two USB 3.1, one USB 3.1 Type C, one Thunderbolt 3 Type C, a 3.5mm audio, and a MicroSD card slot
- Connectivity: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
- Sensors: fingerprint scanner, gyroscope
- Pen: N-trig technology Surface-compatible, 1024 pressure points
- Keyboard: Pin or wireless keyboard with Synaptics ClickPad.
Eve-Tech also built its own wireless keyboard that will be bundled with every Eve V device – these include a trackpad with 57x87mm of area to play with, are completely wireless, and have fully adjustable backlight as well.
The touchscreen display also has full support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen, so hopefully the Surface Dial will also work with it.
Eve-Tech is also working on an LTE model for the device, which might include a GPS module as well – that’s not decided just yet, as the community and the team at Eve-Tech are still working on it.
Eve-Tech plans on selling the Eve V via an Indiegogo campaign – initially, they are only going to build and ship 500 units, but these will be shipped internationally.
The Indiegogo pre-order campaign starts from 21st of November at 4 PM GMT. The model on Indiegogo is WiFi-only, and the people who fund the project, aren’t paying for the development of the device, but only the manufacturing.
The limited supply of 500 units could be an issue – hopefully, all the folks from the Eve-Tech community who contributed to making this device a reality will be able to get their hands on the device.
The most important bit: the price, is yet to be revealed – but it’s probably going to be on the high-side, considering the high-end specifications.