It has been a bit of a rough patch for the EVE team and I am happy to see that things are looking up and V will begin shipping out very soon! It is super exciting, as it will be the only real competitor for the MS Surface Pro for the near foreseeable future.
However, throughout these past few months I’ve heard some of you mentioning that given the timing you might want to wait for the next generation CPU so this got me thinking…
I imagine there are quite a few of us who got the Hyper/Early bird orders in but are not in dire need of the new computer at the moment. Take me for example, I actually ordered several Vs, and really want them to come as soon as possible! But here is the thing; Vs are not meant as mere new computers, I really want them to be special for me and those whom I bought it for! And since we already have functioning computers (yes, they are not nearly as perfect as V) around that do their job, I could see them lasting around easily several more months!
So here is a crazy idea I would like to ask EVE team:
With looming new generation CPU release, and I am talking about the real new 10nm ones, it all but make sense that original V will be updated and further improved down the line with new CPUs along with other improvements that the community would like to make. So how about allowing those of us who got Hyper/Early bird orders and would not mind waiting a bit more, to transfer our pledges to similar or slightly improved V(2) down the road? It would be a win/win for everyone! Those of you who need a computer right away could simply keep you pledge and those who missed the Hyper/Early bird orders could get their hands on the V quicker. Meanwhile those of us who got Hyper/Early bird and don’t mind waiting a bit more, could get the updated version with new gen CPUs.
Moreover, think in the EVE webshop (when opened) I think we should have the option not only for the original V (immediate availability), but also the option to pre-order the updated V(2) at preferred pricing, similar to IGG campaign with V. Here is why this is important – EVE team can see and estimate the demand for the updated V(2), can start the work earlier and will have the funds to work with suppliers right away to ensure the speediest delivery. Meanwhile as the community we get to work on the updates we want to see in V(2), all while the super awesome original V is being shipped to happy users who need a computer right away! As I said, it is a Win-Win for all and would be on purely voluntary basis.
Now before any of you spur into debates or speculation, please note that this message does NOT come from EVE team. It is my idea that I wanted to bring up to all to see what you guys/girls think and to see if there is interest and whether EVE team would actually be willing to support some form of it. Also for those of you who will raise doubts, please know I personally have no trouble trusting EVE delivering the multiple devices I have ordered. Why? Because I’ve been around since the start of the project, met the team multiple times and actually played with the super awesome V!
- • I ordered Hyper/Early bird and want to wait for next Gen CPU update and have EVE transfer my pledge
- • I ordered Hyper/Early bird and want my V as soon as possible
- • I missed the Hyper/Early bird, but would like the chance to get my V earlier from any moved pledges
- • I missed the Hyper/Early bird, and want to pre-order and wait for next Gen CPU update
- • I am not interested in this idea