Pardon us whiney bitches, the natives are restless and the delivery dates are near.
Folks in the first batch, be thankful that you get yours first, don't worry about how long someone else has to wait. Manufacturing is a process, it doesn't happen in one fell swoop but rather in small batches. I don't think the V team wants to warehouse manufactured PCs, they would rather get them out as soon as they are assembled and quality assurance tested. And all of us who have pre-orders would appreciate that, whether we are number 2, 500 or 2000.
I suspect that the EVE team will be shooting to beat the 6/10 date because they are on stage with Microsoft from 5/30 - 6/03, but I know they cannot commit to unforeseen surprises. They are counting on others in the supply chain to have the same high enthusiasm that they have , and that is unfortunately rare. That is the reason they had the display issue. Other manufacturers would have said, we'll fix it in warranty, counting on many people rather angry but not angry enough to go through the warranty process. I don't think that is true with this group, but I could be wrong, and I am glad the EVE team is not testing that hypothesis.
I ask the EVE team to think about a couple of things now because they will be asked most probably at Computex, namely,
1 - What is unique about the V
2 - How they are going to maintain the Vs
3 - Why did you choose a Y processor rather than a U processor (aka, why was fanless important)
4 - Do you see much of a performance difference from those 2 in 1s that went with a U processor
5 - When can I order one
6 - What will come in the box when I order it
7 - Do I pay a deposit or pay in full
8 - Can I track my order once I put in a deposit or pay in full
9 - And some easy questions (kinda easy)
A - Why did you use crowdsourcing to design the V
B - What challenges did you have to reach the delivery of the V
C - What is next
I suspect it might be a good idea to create a separate topic in the community to help the EVE team with questions we suspect will come up so that they can be prepared when press and analysts approach them to pump them for information.
And I suspect it might be a good idea to having the web store page available with some sort of coming soon message so that you can point folks to the web store from Computex. That way you could show it and let whoever asks know when it will be opened for orders. HP, Apple, Dell and Lenovo would have a coming soon web store in anticipation of such an event, particularly since the attributes of the machine are readily available.