First, I never presented building a repairable device as impossible: I said it present challenges not necessarily easy to solve. HP solved it for their particular case. It doesn’t mean it could be solved for Eve’s case.
Second, the community actually took many votes on many aspects of the device. It’s not a matter of easier or harder: their process involved discussing these matters and then make a decision based on the feedback. It’s not an excuse, it’s a very specific process.
Finally, the design at this point is concluded and the device is (hopefully) entering production shortly. It’s no longer possible to make changes and retrofit serviceability.
There’s 2 years of warranty as usual. After that, as always, you’re on your own. A bad batch, in my experience, always translates in problems out-of-the-box or soon after, so during the warranty-covered period.
I do hope however that they will allow at some point for an “extended warranty” service.
I see. You know better. Good for you…
Wait a second: my laptop was a high-end laptop mounting a 45W CPU: something with a performance far higher than a regular laptop. Did you see any tablet with a 45W CPU and 8-10 hours of battery life around? Because I didn’t…
Also, this device is comparable, in terms of category, to the Surface Pro 3 you are going to repair, which I believe was far more expensive back then and with newer versions remains still way more expensive than the Eve V. If that worked for whoever owns it (perhaps you?), I don’t see why the V wouldn’t.
Your logic is extremely biased.
You started “congratulating on a project” and quickly shifted to saying that “it’s not worth the money”.
Your critics is not meant to be constructive but just to steer people away based on what you think rather than on what the real needs of the target audience are.
I won’t be a fanboy (I’ve never been), but you shouldn’t be a hater either and right now you look very much like one.
This is definitely something I’d like very much. We throw away too much stuff that could easily be repaired if it only was built to be repaired… and I’m not just talking about phones and computers.