Eve V Review: First-ever Crowdsourced Computer Gets Mixed Reactions

Eve-Tech’s Eve V 2-in-1 hybrid computer is the first-ever crowdsourced computer of its kind. The product’s design was developed by the Finnish startup firm through the help of the online community. It was officially released last week and is already getting mixed reviews on the Internet.

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11.65″ x 8.08″ x 0.35″ (295.9 x 205.3 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight: 1.87 lbs (850 g)
  • 3″ Sharp IGZO LCD screen at 2880 x 1920 with a 1:1500 contrast ratio
  • Comes with 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR3 memory
  • Comes with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SSD storage
  • Comes with Intel Core, m3-7Y30, i5-7Y54, or i7-7Y75 processor
  • Windows 10 operating system (upgradable to Windows 10 Pro)
  • 0 MP front-facing camera
  • 0 MP rear-facing camera
  • Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint
  • Anti-reflection coating
  • Metal-mesh technology
  • Two noise-cancelling microphones
  • Audio jack amplifier
  • Quad speakers with headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Windows Ink-certified N-trig with 1024 pressure levels, 2-button stylus pen
  • Wired and wireless backlit keyboard with glass-covered precision touchpad
  • Two USB 3.0 port
  • 5-mm audio port
  • Micro SDXC reader
  • AC (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
  • 2×2 MU–MIMO Bluetooth
  • 2 Miracast wireless display
  • 12 hours of battery life

What’s Inside the Box

Eve V Review First-ever Crowdsourced Computer Gets Mixed Reactions

What comes in the box is the Eve V unit, kickstand, Bluetooth keyboard, 2.5-m USB-C cable for charging, charging dock, adapter pins, the N-Trig pen, poster, sticker, protective fabric, and setup guide.

Product Features and Technical Details

The Eve V computer has all the attributes of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and is more for less of the price. It is well-built with an aluminum Jet black casing that is slightly curvier than its competitor. The shiny finish does collect fingerprints quickly, but a simple cloth wipe can handle it.

It was designed heavier and bulkier than the Surface Pro to allow a larger battery. Some have criticized the extra weight, but by laptop standards, it is still quite light.

The keyboard is fully backlit and has Bluetooth connectivity. However, the backspace key is “infuriatingly” labeled with “oops!” and the track pad is too small for practical use, as per The Verge.

The pen has the same quality as that of the Surface Pro 3 and 4, which means Surface Pro 2017 is better when it comes to this feature. It is not a coincidence, though, that the new Surface Pen is also compatible with it.

Because the computer is crowd-developed, it boasts a lot of ports that satisfy the users. It even has a Thunderbolt 3 port, which is something the Surface Pro lacks. Its four USB ports are a huge win over its highly regarded competitor and make it more practical to have as a main unit.

Perhaps the best thing about the Eve V is its impressive 2880 x 1920 display, which is sharper than the new Surface Pro’s 2736 x 1824.

Its battery life is 12 hours, which is lower than the Surface Pro’s 13.5-hour span.


  • Excellent display
  • Comes with stylus pen
  • Well-built aluminum casing
  • Thunderbolt 3 option
  • Lower price than the leading brand


  • Heavier, bulkier than the leading brand
  • Lesser battery life than the leading brand
  • Weaker performance as compared to the leading brand


It expectedly does not beat the Surface Pro but is not far behind as well. Ultimately, the Eve V is a quality product and packs great value for its cost.

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