User comments on popular Chinese IT websites: IThome; CnBeta
Place link and explanation here.
http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/560271.htm (comment will be deleted after 24 hours due to self-censorship)
Eve V has not only brought attention from the English speaking media, but also the Chinese media.
News articles about Eve V launch had over 220 comments on one of the bigger Chinese IT website ithome.com.
I won’t translate the news article as you can understand most of it just by google translate the webpage.
But for the comments section, people normally use a lot informal language so I will translate some here.
The top comment (over 180 upvote):
"The only way to defeat Surface Pro is to have comparable design and spec, and a much lower price at the same time. You (Eve V) are charging 6800 CNY (999 USD) is suicidal. "
Third top comment (ignore the second one, it was a trolling article about a different company and product…)
“This device belong to those selling price starting at 999USD but can’t actually sell any out, and then has to offer a 50% off type of device.”
You get the idea here, when media reports Eve V they will include what price not only the current price on IGG but also the MSRP suggested in the IGG campaign page. And since Eve did not specify how long the “discount” will last, people will assume by the time official sale starts the price will be the MSRP. Also MSRP is what people normally use to compare price of two different products.
I assume Eve V is gonna be sell at the “discounted price” even after the official sale begins as the “How V Comapres?” graph on IGG use the “discount” 1399USD as the price. But clearly the MSRP can confuse some people and drive them away from this amazing products.
On a different note, the second link I include in this post is from CnBeta, a news collection website heavily viewed by IT personnel. In one of the comment a person claimed to be a hardware engineer who used to work on this case (Eve V) in Shenzhen, China. When asked to reason of leaving the case he explained he quite because of personal reason and said the case is actually quite good. Somehow this gives me more confidence about Eve V…