Really cool username by the way:) I am happy you joined the community as clearly you have a lot of good points and ideas on how to make device more user centric.
Short summary of my reply:
We would love to have battery and other components easily replaceable (magnetically or with a click of a button) but unfortunately current technologies avaliable in the market do not allow to create an elegant solution that would come without dramatically compromising durability, weight, thickness, cooling and design if the device.
Nevertheless Battery in Eve V is replaceable if you have enough skills and a battery Also it is easier to replace battery in our device than in Surface as we use less adhesive.
@test I am sure you would make a great community member but if you feel that this community is not your cup of tea we will understand.
Now the longer version :
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I would like to make one thing clear to other newly joined community members As V entered testing stages hardware specifications especially mechanical design has been locked and can't change anymore.
We wanted to have as much replacability as possible in our design but after discussing with community potential implementation and its trade offs it became clear to us that it's not worth it for this particular project.
The first question to ask thou is what do you mean by replace battery
In Eve V It is replaceable if you have proper tools and a battery:) But it is not user replaceable in a way that you press a button or remove a screw and battery pops out.
So battery can be replaced even by the end user if he or she has enough skill.
Now back to the question at hand. Why our battery is not as replaceable as you would like to.
- Dramatically increases thickness and weight while having the same battery capacity. That would happen because aluminum unibody design would not be possible and more mechanical reinforcements would have to be added in order to keep device study. Having a heavy traditional laptop sized 2 in 1 tablet would overall ruin the purpose of our device being powerful mobile long lasting beautiful machine.
Also overall sturdiness of the device suffers as the whole structure would be held up by screws and buttons.
We always put end user first when it comes to product design as we have created product for our team too:) And with current tradeoffs replaceable battery doesn't make much sense.
I also saw a discussion about the battery quality and as @Artur has pointed out manufacturers are quite alert of battery quality. As we sell online for us returns are very expensive(something we learned with our first product ) and the best way to prevent returns from happening is ensuring that all devices are high quality and that no faulty units are shipped.
As a result we ensure our batteries longevity by buying a bit more expensive battery that has more charge cycles as well as spending more time and money on quality check of all the units that leave factory floor.
On the other hand the good news is that if you are still interested to contribute to the next project our community will make there you could definitely have an impact.
P.S. Please dont call our community megalomaniacal. Thats not nice.
LATEST UPDATE: test behaved weirdly created a thread asking how he can delete his account and PMd me asking to delete his account. Wish granted