When I first saw Eve and the V, I was impressed. I then tried to find and read virtually every word I could find about them and the V before making my decision to invest in my order. I was impressed with what I thought they were trying to achieve, and I now believe it almost fully achieved.
I discovered and came to my own conclusion that, for me, Eve was going to build the best 2 in 1 with the best possible choice of internal components. This was done with the design specs coming from what is now known as the “Community”. The screen quality and RAM options were the biggest deciders for me.
In short, I believe the V was intended to have high quality at a reasonable and (for most) an affordable price.
(Affordable is a relative term depending on, amongst other things, your income and often where you live. I live in Australia and China. In Australia the V would be considered very affordable and in China it would be considered quite expensive.)
I believe Eve’s way to accommodate the various levels of entry and “wallet” sizes was that they offered 3 basic models primarily based on the CPUs, with (mainly) matching RAM, HDD and Windows versions that could be selected.
I never thought they were trying to emulate or copy Dell by offering a personally tailored machine. That variety of choice like Dell offers, seems to be what is being asked here in this thread.
This is my personal opinion and I believe that they were trying to be as close to and surpass Microsoft in what Eve was offering in terms of Specificationss, Quality, Price and overall Best Value for Money.
(BTW Microsoft has now recently upped their specs to be similar to the V, but at a higher price point)
In my opinion EVE achieved their goal in spades! I am sure they will continue that goal in future products and maybe models.
To vary from this goal and try to be everything to everybody would defeat what I believe they set out to do, and I think a huge mistake. You simply cannot be all things to everybody as a small company.
I don’t believe the V is aimed at those looking for a “CHEAP” machine. There are many cheap machines (Like Chuwi etc)and they do not compare. Cheap and good with high specs is a pipe dream - You always get what you pay for.
The V is not what I call Cheap, it is though, very affordable.
I think the V compares more favourably with high end machines and it is more affordable. Though I’m sure this gap in price and affordability, when compared to others will become a little less when the Web shop opens. This because at the end of the day Eve is a BUSINESS and their financial survival will have to come first. Though I’m certain they will have “Value for money, High specifications and Quality” in the forefront of their vision for their products.