I’m almost sure these issues were noticed, but my intention is to highlight them more by saying twice the same thing . If eve wants to compete with the surface, I think every single idea for improvement is welcome.
- Annoying stuff: the resolution of programs. Almost no software works with the kind of resolution eve has (except microsoft office). All other programs have such a resolution that you have to literally go 5 cm away from the screen to read what’s there. Not sure what the solution to this would be. I imagine surface has the same problem.
- The kickstand is too flimsy for a premium. You notice this just when you take v for close inspection and just move the kickstand slightly 2 mm up and down. This doesn’t affect the functioning of the device (i.e. you can use the v for whatever, it works fine), but comparing with the hinge of surface which is very stiff and stable (I did try it though I don’t own a surface), the v’s hinge looses to competition in my opinion. It’s not a deal breaker, but why not be the best
- The screen has some white spots down the screen (I have only two). This was noticed by many people. Mine has the same issue. You notice it just when the screen is black (i.e. screen is on, but it’s black); when you have colors these spots don’t appear. Personally, I noticed this when I was watching a movie because the resolution of the movie wasn’t big enough to fill the entire screen (which, btw, will be the case 99% of the time). On those bottom portions of the screen where it was black I saw these spots that “flowed” from the bottom of the screen. Again, not a deal breaker, but why not be better? I imagine this issue has to be discussed with the guys that make the screens. Not sure why this happens.
All that being said, I don’t want to leave the impression that I’m too critical on the project. It’s an amazing product, for sure. Also, I appreciated the gifts, the package, the extra pen nibs, the keyboard (which is really great), the overall speed of the device. The v really feels like a premium. I’ll definitely continue to support the project. I hope there will be some options in the future that will allow me to exchange the old device with a new one at a discount. This would save the planet (by recycling the old materials), save some money for the user and create a category of some very committed v users (which is good for the branding and the long term survival of the company).
Keep up the good work guys!