Flash sale buyer here from December 4th, received my V on Friday so had it around 24 hours now and so far really liking it. Obviously far too early to give a verdict but it’s such a slick device on first impressions.
I run a Dell XPS 15 as my main work laptop. And I bought the Eve to be a bit more of an entertainment / working on the go device to replace an old Nexus 9 tablet I currently have. Looked all around at tablets currently on the market, not an Apple fan at all, and only really Huawei had what I considered ok, but stumbled across the V and thought looks good, let’s get one.
The way I used my Nexus 9 was really for checking emails, consuming content, watching films on flights and just generally wasting time on. It also was a device I’d take to a coffee shop or bar to catch up on emails and do trivial work tasks that a tablet can handle if I didn’t want to take the Dell and be in work mode. I like the fact the V does all that and is still a full-blown computer so from that standpoint it’s top drawer.
In terms of my time spent with the V so far I’ve done the following:
- Unpacked it all (packaging was very nicely done I have to say and it was very well packed)
- Setup Windows to make sure all working and tested all the ports/charging cable
- Put on d-brand skin and screen protector
- Backed up the Calman calibration file
- Created a Windows image on a Removable USB
- Installed the stuff I want on there
- Played around on it, watched a few vids on YouTube, Spotify etc.
Stand out features so far for me are the screen quality and the keyboard. The screen is razor sharp and I get a really nice feel on the keys, feels very similar to the XPS to the touch tbh so it’s seamless to switch between the two. Other than that not much to report, it just feels like a well-made device that does exactly what I need.
Liking some of the community desktop backgrounds too:
I still need to test the pen out but that’s not something I can see myself using a whole lot anyway, but maybe I will be a convert as never used one before.
I’ve got a 3-week stint coming up where I’ll be working from co-working spots, cafe’s more than usual and hopefully some days outside if the weather is decent enough so I’ll be putting the V through some solid use then and will add to this post if anything I think worth sharing comes up. But my early thoughts are as a flash sale buyer who was thinking will this thing ever arrive it’s looking like it was worth the wait. Other devices would certainly have turned up quicker like the Huawei tablet or a Surface Book but this is looking like the better choice for me