HELSINKI, November 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Eve-Tech's crowd-developed Eve V computer launches for pre-orders on Monday 2 p.m. GMT. The 2-in-1 device is the first fully crowd-developed computer on the market. The first 500 units are offered worldwide through Indiegogo platform.
The development of Eve V has taken place online at eve.community, the open platform of Eve-Tech. Microsoft has supported the testing and development phases of the project, which is also Intel-backed. Says WK Tan, Corporate Vice President at Intel Corporation: "Intel is fully supporting this Eve-Tech project because we see the potential for success for the crowd-development approach they are taking. Intel is excited to see such a well-designed premium device, based on Intel 7th Gen Core Processors, coming to market soon."
Eve V, previously named as 'Pyramid Flipper', runs on Windows 10 and includes the latest Kaby Lake generation CPUs by Intel. The Core m3 model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM starts at 699 USD, including the laptop-class detachable keyboard with wireless mode. The prices for the Core i5 (8 GB, 256 GB) and the Core i7 (16 GB, 512 GB) models are 959 USD and 1399 USD, respectively. Eve V prices are notably lower than of the current market leaders Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Asus Transformer Pro 3. The 500 units sold through pre-orders will be shipped during February 2017.
"With support from Intel, Microsoft, Tekes, and our design partner Propeller we have managed to craft a market-leading configuration, including full Thunderbolt 3 readiness and finished with Scandinavian design. Operating online and crowdsourcing also result in the significant price difference of Eve V", states Konstantinos Karatsevidis, CEO of Eve-Tech. After the initial pre-orders campaign the Finnish company will offer Eve V through its proprietary online shop.
The main features of Eve V are:
- 12-hour real battery life
- 2736 x1824 IGZO LCD display
- Quad speakers & professional dedicated audio Amp by TI
- Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and 2 full-sized USB-A 3.0
- Latest 7th Gen Intel Core CPU
- Durable aluminum unibody
- Detachable laptop class keyboard with wireless mode
- No Bloatware, Windows 10 Home or Pro
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Eve-Tech is a consumer electronics company from Helsinki, Finland. Operating through a globally distributed team, Eve-Tech is the first technology company in the world that lets the crowd decide the features for its devices. The crowd-development takes place at http://eve.community, one of the fastest growing technology communities. Interacting with and selling to end-users directly online, Eve-Tech delivers high-end products at decidedly lower prices than its competitors.
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