Sometimes for a company to get its projects over the line, it requires the help of crowdsourcing ideas. One such company is Eve Tech, or EVE for short, and looking to build on the success of its first-generation EVE V 2-in-1 dubbed the "Surface Pro Killer". Today the company has officially lifted the lid on its second-generation EVE V. The new EVE V 2-in-1 includes a whole host of impressive features and specs including Intel's Tiger Lake mobile processors with Xe integrated graphics, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and a 13.4" 4K (3840 x 2400) with 10-point multitouch. The design of the device has been through deep interactions with interested end-user customers to build a device with the specifications that they want.

The EVE V 2nd generation has crammed all of its technology into a very high specification 2-in-1 with consultation of potential customers. For a convertible designed to compete with the latest and greatest, Eve Tech has lifted the lid on the EVE V 2nd Gen specifications, the technologies under the hood, as well as an impressive array of features.

Focusing on the screen, the EVE V is using a 13.4-inch Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) panel with a native 3840 x 2400 pixel (4K 16:10) resolution. This has a 16:10 aspect ratio, with two different variations including the higher-spec 4K resolution, or an FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 16:9. Some of the finer specifications of the screen include a 1500:1 contrast ratio, up to 500 nits of brightness, and is using edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Victus glass, announced recently as one of the most scratch resistant glass surfaces.

The Tiger Lake processor comes with four cores and eight threads, as well as Xe graphics and Thunderbolt 4 support. For a convertable, the EVE V uses a lot of that IO, with three Type-C ports, two of them Thunderbolt 4. The two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports also include DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b video support, with a power output of up to 5V or 15 watts as well as charging capabilities. Other connectivity includes a USB 3.2 G2 Type-C port, with a single 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD reader with compatibility for SDXC up to a maximum of 2 TB. The sound capabilities are also impressive with dual 0.7-watt front-facing speakers, and a pair of 1 W front-facing low-frequency speakers that resemble subwoofer qualities. Some variations of the EVE V will come with a Nano Sim slot for 4G capabilities.

Eve Tech EVE V (2021) Specifications
Component EVE V Second Generation 2-in-1
CPU Intel Core i5 1135G7 (Tiger Lake)
4 Core / 8 Thread
2.4 GHz Base
4.2 GHz Turbo
8MB Cache
Intel Core i7 1165G7 (Tiger Lake)
4 Core / 8 Thread

2.8 GHz Base
4.7 GHz Turbo

12MB Cache
GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics
80 Execution Units
(up to 1.3 GHz)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units
(up to 1.3 GHz)
Memory 16 GB DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X (dual channel)
32 GB DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X (dual channel)
Display 13.4 Inch 16:10 3840 x 2400 (4K)
13.4 Inch 16:9 1920 x 1080
IGZO IPS panel
AES 2.0 Touchscreen
HDR10, HDR400 certified

500 nit brightness
339 ppi Pixel Density
1500:1 Contrast ratio
Edge to Edge Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
10-point Multi-touch
Storage 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe SSD
Wireless 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 (2x2 MU MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTC (up to 150 Mbps) on selected models
GPS (Galileo/QZSS/BeiDou) on selected models
I/O 2 x USB4 Gen3 Type-C (Thunderbolt 4)
1 x USB 3.2 G2 Type-C
 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack (Texas Instruments Headphone Amp)
Micro SD card reader (micro SD, SDI, HC, SDXC up to 2 TB)
Nano Sim card slot (selected models)
Audio 2 x 0.7 W High-Frequency Speakers
2 x 1 W Low-Frequency Speakers
Dual noise-canceling Microphones
Battery Rechargeable 41.3 Wh Lithium-ion polymer
Dimensions ???
Pricing Starting from $1399
Availability ???

Included with the EVE V is its V pen, which has been upgraded over the EVE V 2016 model. It is based on Wacom's AES 2.0 technology and features 4096 pressure levels which is designed to benefit from the 10-point touchscreen. The new V keyboard supplied includes a folio cover with a soft touch feel, with a Windows Precision touchpad that includes a textured glass surface for optimal precision. It also includes an adjustable backlight for low light situations. There is a 5 Megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a 720p front-facing camera for conference calls, as well as a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button.

Although Eve Tech hasn't fully announced the availability of the V, it estimates that it'll start shipping by the end of Q3 2021, and will be available globally across various retailers. Users can reserve the EVE V with a fully refundable down payment of $300, with the remaining expected to be paid prior to shipping.

The EVE V will start at $1399 for the base model with a Core i5, 16 GB of memory and a 512 GB NVMe SSD, with the top-spec model with the Core i7, 32 GB of RAM, and a 2 TB NVMe SSD for around $2000. This is inline with some of the premium Tiger Lake notebooks we have seen being launched recently with 3840x2400 screens, such as the Dell XPS13 and the Razer Book 13.

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  • Spunjji - Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - link

    There's also no way in hell that they will get anything like peak performance from TL in this form-factor.

    Intel spent years trimming their chips down from the joke that was crammed into the original Surface Pro until they had something that could perform reasonably within a 15W TDP, and now they've gone right back to the beginning again.
  • ikjadoon - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    “13.4 Inch 16:10 1920 x 1080”

    99/100: a typo.
    1/100: EVO is courageously moving beyond legacy square pixels (on its lower-res screen only)

    Joking. They sound like a good hardware builder. Let’s see what people say about their service / repair performance.
  • tipoo - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    Were the first gen any good? My impression was the customer service bit was typically lacking as a new company.
  • eveisascam - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    The first gen were riddled with problems if anyone managed to get one. Customer support was/is terrible. Some people sent devices for repair and never received them back.
  • skavi - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

  • s.yu - Sunday, December 13, 2020 - link

    I say the complaints look legit. For such a small company they certainly have whole lot of negative publicity, they don't seem to actually pose a threat to any competitor in the near term, so the likely assumption is that they have a very large proportion of highly unsatisfied customers.
    I got bit by VAIO's bloated battery(in a device I bought 4 years ago) and since then I would mention it under almost every single VAIO article I come across.
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    Looked up their Gen 1 product. It used a 7000 series CPU and launched (12/2017) after the 8000 series devices were available (08/2017). That's just sad.
  • eveisascam - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    These people have not delivered all of the first gen Vs and hundreds of people are still waiting for refunds.

    Why are you posting an advertisement for them?
  • bi0logic - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    The EVE V official faq says that it will start shipping Q3 2021.

    By the time this starts shipping next year tiger lake will be about a year old.
    There may be a better intel cpu/chipset by then.
  • S.D.Leary - Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - link

    Please verify specs. Not only the issue of processor, but screen resolution. Lower end option is listed as 1920x1080 with a 16:10 aspect. Are they stretching the image, do they have larger borders (top and bottom) under the protective surface, or is the resolution 1920x1200 (as it should be for that aspect)??

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