So let me give you here my first impressions of the V
The box arrived in perfect condition.The packaging itself is very premium.Once i opened it all up i was very impressed.I opened it with my sister ,she is a macbook pro user(2015).
When i had everything in front of me touching and feeling it i thought i had something special in my hands,something limited,something that not a lot of people will have (yet).
The housing of the V is perfect!, cold aluminum and with a colour that couldn’t have been chosen better. I want to inform you here that my girlfriend has an HP Elite X2, so i can compare it with this and the Macbook pro.
My sister was very impressed by the build quality and the color and the unboxing experience.This is from a startup company?, she said. It’s like Apple made it and the packaging is better! Don’t get me started on the Elite X2, it came in a brown carton box and everything inside was packaged in transparent bags.
Later about the negative, now about the feel. I like the Alcantara fabric.Feels very premium.Yes it does pick up dust but you just wipe it away with your hand or blow and that’s it.The corners of the keyboard are perfectly put together.Very premium.Key travel is good. It’s a clicky keyboard and i like it.Much better than the Elite X2 which has some cheap fabric and that hangs out the corners.When you want to open the keyboard from the HP screen you grab it by the excess fabric. Macbook keyboard is a little better.i like both.
First do youself a favour and go to settings-display and disable the Auto brightness.Now the screen can go to maximum brightness,which is alot! My eyes hurt.Very crisp.super colors.A top tier display.
I was working at around 25% brightness which is perfect for indoor use .
I never use auto brightness,it always dims the display.and that extra ambient sensor has to always work to regulate the display…so more consumption.
I switched from the standard to the uncalibrated profile and the difference is very noticable.Good job done here.Very impressed.
Compared to Elite X2 …no comparisson…By far the better display in every way.Especially in brightness.
Compared to Macbook pro the screen is much brighter and has better colors. In the same room with the V I need 25% brightness whereas in the Macbook I need 65%.Yes that much of a difference.Very impressed by the screen. Good choice, worth the wait.
We all read how the speakers are here. I know how bad a speaker sounds like.The Elite X2 has Bang & Olufsen speakers which are soooo bad that you cannot hear even at maximum volume when somebody else in the room is speaking. No volume at all, Terrible.
The V’s speakers are much louder and cleaner.The have some volume to them.I was so relieved they where not like the HP. No distortion at high volume,no crackling sound.
They sound a little tinny, but we all hope it can be fixed.We will see.
Compared to Macbook pro….you know…I don’t have to say anything.
Works very good. You can write,you can take notes. it is accurate. Will not use it much but my sister will,because she in an artist and has a Youtube channel and she will start drawing with the V and she will tell me how good It is. Pen holds firmly to the side. No complaints there.
And now for the negative
Update:USB-C 3.0 is a little flimsy. The connected cable does not go all the way in and it wobbles a little. No problem with charging though.
The thunderbolt 3 USB is perfect. rock solid
Keyboard and trackpad is not working at all. The lights come on but it is dead. I don’t think I am doing something wrong. You should just connect it and it should work. No drivers, no charging, nothing. So at the moment I have no keyboard or trackpad.
I sent an email to support and I wait for an answer.
And now I wonder….Where is the quality check? Something as simple as let’s see before we pack it together ….is the keyboard working?
At the moment that’s the only negative.And it’s a big one!
I am left with no keyboard and trackpad.
I ask again am I doing something wrong? I also left it to charge for hours,but nothing.(I know it has nothing to do with this)