Great community you have going on here and I am personally very excited about the Eve V.
I am having a bit of a difficult time deciding if and which Eve V I should go with and I was hoping you guys could shed some light on the matter.
Here is my problem:
I am not a gamer, I am a “regular” Windows user meaning that I stick to web browsing, work-related uses (Word, Excel, etc) and, most of all, high fidelity entertainment. I am currently using a SP3 i5 256gb version which overall works fine for me, however, recently due to the ever increasing popularity and availability of HD/4K content, my Surface has started to buckle under pressure with some choppiness during playback and sometimes even hanging for several seconds. With bigger video filesizes (i.e. 20gb Blu-ray movie) sometimes not even being playable. It’s important to note that I usually stream all my content wirelessly to a projector in my living room.
I would really like to jump onto an Eve V from my current daily driver however the Y-series i7 chip has me worried. I am thinking to buy the Eve V with the same intention I had with the SP3 when I first got it - it will be my daily driver for the next approx 3-4 years and must be able to cope smoothly and rapidly with the use cases I previously mentioned.
I have done some research but was not able to find good information on whether the i7-7y75 chip has enough power to handle these big file sizes and 4K content presently and in the near future. This is essential for me.
What do you guys think? Will I be future proofed for at least 3 years with this i7 chip? Will i experience any slowdowns or freezing when playing back 4K content?
I really appreciate any help on the matter in advance.