I have just removed a number of posts from this topic. There was off-topic banter, there were personal attacks, there were misunderstandings and there was general misery. Not all the posts removed contained these things; some simply got caught in the crossfire and were removed because their relevance was lost as the post they replied or referred to was removed.
I would like to remind all community members to do their part in making sure this community is a pleasant place to be. Though many posts have been removed from this topic, there are two important reminders from these posts that I feel should not be lost.
Participation is welcomed, as are opinions. That also means you may be faced with opinions that differ from your own. That does not make them wrong. It also does not make you wrong. Respect and empathy can go a long way towards understanding others’ point of view, learning new things and coming to a solution together.
‘Cheap/expensive’ are relative terms that imply a value verdict. And depending on someone’s location or profession, or many other variables, an amount of money that seems insignificant to one might be a fortune to another. This community welcomes people from all walks of life and from all over the world, and we ask that you do not mock others’ perceptions of value.
I’ll be listing and opening this topic once more, and I hope to see a healthier discussion from here on out.
That said, the original questions have already been answered:
The SSD, though fitting to an industry standard, is not user-accessable and thus can not be added afterward. As such, all Vs will be sold with the SSD pre-installed.
We have given consideration to offering a version of the V without OS or with some flavor of Linux installed. A combination of factors including funding and support from Microsoft as well as SKU management have lead us to choose not to offer this option at this time.
Eve is a relatively new company, and we are still learning as we go. That also means that we have a better grasp of what is and isn’t possible, and as we gain in experience more thing will become possible to begin with. We value the community’s input, and do not rule out offering the option to buy the V (or other future Eve device) without a pre-installed operating system.