The creators of the Eve V Tablet have released more detailed specs about their upcoming, crowd funded tablet. After taking a closer look, you can help but see that this tablet is taking a lot of inspiration from the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft.
In the latest spec sheet from the Finnish company, the Eve V will include a 12.3-inch display and it will be a hybrid design much like the Surface Pro. The device will feature a detachable keyboard that doubles as a cover and it will also include the seventh generation Kaby Lake processor from Intel.
Take a closer look at the full specs below:
Last month the company announced that they had received backing from Intel for this project and promises to kick off its Indiegogo campaign on November 21, as the company is now seeking backers to help fund the manufacturing process.
As far as customization goes, you will be able to configure your tablet with 8GB or 16GB of RAM and can add 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage. The device will also include a fingerprint sensor built into the power button for added security. This button is also compatible with Windows Hello biometric authentication as well.
What’s really impressive is the amount of ports you will have access to on this tablet. The company plans on including the following:
- 1x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C formfactor)
- 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB-C formfactor)
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB-A formfactor)
- 1x 3.5mm audio
- 1x MicroSDXC reader
The company also plans on adding a GPS, although there are concerns about its functionality mainly due to the aluminum body design, especially in the Wi-Fi only units. “Since Eve V has aluminum unibody enclosure, we can’t say yet for sure will the GPS work properly in the Wi-Fi model. What we can promise is that in the LTE model it would work. We just don’t know when the LTE model would be available,” the firm writes.
The company still hasn’t figured out exactly how the LTE model will be designed, again because of the aluminum design and the metals impact on antennas. “We need to create a new aluminum enclosure to introduce the LTE model. It has to house an additional plastic area for the LTE antennae to pick up the signal efficiently. Naturally, the casing would also have to feature the extra slot for the sim card,” it explains.
The fundraiser campaign will only feature 500 units, meaning if you think you may want one you better check out the fundraiser on day one. The company has yet to reveal what the final price tag will be for these devices. However, many predict that the low end model will come in at less than $900 while the high end models will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $1800 or less.
It is good to see new companies joining in the tablet and hybrid computer markets as they can often bring new innovations and features that some of the big companies have yet to introduce. How this machine will do in the market remains to be seen. However, from what I have seen so far, it looks like it could be a strong contender in the hybrid market once it is finally released.