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The crowdsourced Eve V laptop surpassed $1 million in just days

Written by Matti Robinson @ 26 Nov 2016 4:42 User comments (3)

The crowdsourced Eve V laptop surpassed $1 million in just days

Current PC industry seems to be fairly stagnant. Even if you count Microsoft's Surface devices, there aren't that many exciting new products in the PC category these days. This has definitely changed a little bit as the Finnish startup Eve Tech has introduces its crowdsourced laptop.
Eve Tech calls its laptop, Eve V, the first ever crowd developed laptop. According to the company this means that they've really listened to what people want in a laptop and delivered exactly that. Well, delivered at least to the crowdsourcing website Indiegogo, that is.

Added to the site this week it has already gathered over a million dollars worth of funding and met 1416% of it's $75 000 goal. Estimated to hit the market in February 2017 this hybrid tablet/laptop has either Core m, i5 or i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, 12 hour battery, 2734x1824 resolution IGZO display, detachable keyboard (not unlike Surface Pro tablets), tons of ports (USB, 3.5mm, Thunderbolt, microSD) and no bloatware.



For the crowdsourcers the prices start from $699 for the Core m3/8GB/128GB, $959 for the Core i5/8GB/256GB version and $1399 for the Core i7/16GB/512GB version. A bargain compared to the similarly specced Surface Pro 4 which costs almost a thousand dollars more.

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3 user comments

128.11.2016 17:25

So in other words, it's just another laptop. The only difference is that it's crowdsourced.

21.12.2016 02:50

Originally posted by fb2075:
So in other words, it's just another laptop. The only difference is that it's crowdsourced.
No, it's not. Its configuration is a well-adjusted sum of the dreams of a nearly-perfect 2-in-1 with a detachable keyboard. I would consider one if the warranty is supported in India.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Dec 2016 @ 2:50

311.12.2016 00:19

What I want in a laptop seems not to exist anymore. What I want is a 17 inch screen and real keyboard. I can't find a single laptop anywhere that doesn't use those horrible chiclet keyboards. What I want in a laptop is that it's a real computer that I can actually use like a computer. I have phones and multiple tablets I can use when a tablet is called for. In a laptop, I want a real, usable, computer that I can type on.

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