So far, the Eve V is nice clone of the Surface Pro. But even the Surface Pro design has flaws. Now that Eve has gone past the achievement of making the Eve V, I hope it is in a position to make something different that does not exist on the market.
I have already mentioned this new tablet design in the "Ideas for Gen 2"
Here I would like to stress here the merits of this design:
The pen is always safely stored in a protected space on the side of the tablet. No more lost pen! Most tablets or tablet PCs do not offer a way to store the pen, which can get lost very easily. The Surface Pen attaches magnetically to the Surface Pro, but that attachment is very insecure.
The pen is always easily accessible. In lanscape mode, the pen is just in front of the user, equally accessible to left-handed and right-handed users (unlike the Surface Pro which has the pen on the left side for some strange reason). In portrait mode, the tablet can always be held such that the pen is on the most natural side for the user. In "drawing board" mode, the display is sightly shifted and reveals the pen just in front of the user, as an invitation to grab it and start using it. One of the reasons there is no storage for the pen in many devices today is that many customers and the makers themselves do not care so much about the pen - they just see it as an extra accessory that some people may want to use. The makers prefer to focus on making the slimmest tablet, and do not want to impose an unnecessary storage space on the tablet to the majority of customers who do not buy or use a pen. At best, they just offer to stick a loop to hold the pen, as if it was an afterthought. As result, most users do not even know about the pen. I think it is time a maker finally embraces pen computing, not just as gimmick, but as something fully integrated in the ergonomics of the tablet and rightfully promoted.
When closed, the device is just a tablet, inviting users to use it as a tablet. This is opposite to most of hybrid devices today, which are mostly laptops that may be used a tablet. But their tablet mode is not so convenient or inviting: it has an annoying keyboard on back, or is thicker than the closed laptop, or necessitates to physically separate the keyboard from the display (which is often annoying: where do you put the keyboard?). In practice, I see many people just use these devices as laptops. Even the Surface Pro, which is supposed to be a tablet, seems to be mainly used as a leightweight laptop. Another reason is that most people expect to use Windows on a PC with a keyboard. It is time to make a hybrid device that can be used naturally as a tablet.
When open as a laptop, it just works as a regular laptop. This is unlike the Surface Pro design which is very compromised in this respect: the screen does not hold by itself and requires a kickstand that is quite uncomfortable and unstable on the lap, the keyboard is floppily attached to screen, so that it just hangs or flips uncontrollably whenever the device lifted. With this design, you get an uncompromised laptop experience.
The transition between tablet and laptop is very smooth. Suppose that you are using the device as a tablet, and suddenly need the keyboard to enter a lot of text. You simply lift up the screen, revealing the keyboard, while still looking at the screen, and without moving the device itself, whether it lies on your lap or on your desk. There is no distraction about attaching a keyboard, or fetching it from behind the screen, it just appears and is ready to use while you are still focusing on your thoughts and continuously watching the screen.
I hope you can get inspired by this design. Only a few makers have come somewhat close to this design (mainly Sony VAIO with their former Duo and Flip models, and more recently HP with the Spectre Folio). But these attempts are still quite far from the proposed design in terms of ergonomy (none have a satisfactory storage for the pen, none can be comfortably used in portrait mode, and so on). Let me know what you think.