Student homebase setup


#21

I think this is a common desire for many users now, we want to just plug in one thing and go. This is why the USB C docks discussions have been so popular, because the potential convenience is huge.

But then the question becomes, why is it so important that the V be “King of Ports” if what we really want is to only have to use one cable? BTW, I think this is the methodology Apple and Microsoft are using to design there hardware right.

I think the reason is because that the tech world is simply not their yet. We want to live in a one cord wonder world but we know we can’t yet. We have to many things that need those USB A ports, our monitors don’t have USB C ports, people can’t agree on whether or not USB-PD is a good thing or not, and most people still need a good old fashioned headphone jack because they (logically) don’t want to buy new headphones or use a dongle.


#22

Nice to hear this , and congratz for starting study medicine soon ! , I’m Y2 med student and I have been waiting for eve V long time , and I wish to start my new semester holding it in my hands ! , as in my school we always take notes after professors , read pdfs (textbook) , navigate through many presentations , images and 3D models for Anatomy and Surgery , and watch a lot of videos , so I have decided to get the i7 edition to make clean study installation in my room , but I think I will start my new semester without getting the new device so I have bought new laptop to finish my mentioned tasks , now I’m using HP Elitebook x360 it costs me a lot but when eve V will come to be purchased via online store after the batches I will absolutely get it !


#23

I do believe avidly in having many ports, rather than going the “way of the dongle”… :slight_smile:

In my personal case, I have two different uses for the V:

  1. Homebase computer, hooked up to my entire entertainment system that’s built into my living room. Used as a non-portable computer, perhaps just the screen hooked up to an external keyboard and mouse.
    This is where the performance specs of the V comes to good use. And this is also when a clean setup (i.e. one cable setup) would be preferable.

  2. Portable 2-1 laptop for travelling, lectures and group work. This is when the ports and portability of the V is really needed.

Having to be able to combine these two uses in one machine is what caused me to pull the trigger on the V in the first place.


#24

Isn’t there some limit to the lenght of a USB-cable?


#25

There definitely is. For USB1.1 the maximum length was 3 meters for high speed and 5 meters for low speed, without active signal amplification. USB2.0 bumped that up to 5 meters for all speeds. Though the USB3.0 standard doesn’t specifically specify a maximum length, it does specify electric requirements that would practically limit a normal quality cable to 3 meters.

For Thunderbolt, the specification lists 3 meters as the maximum for copper wire, though you could get a fancy (and incredibly expensive - up to 20x or 30x the price of copper cable) optical cable solution and go up to 100 meters.


#26

Sorry for not replying for a while. The programs which I have issues (well more like A program) is Unreal Engine 4 as I’m a “pseudo-game developer” during my free time (basically I develop games but never release them.) But basically, the DPI on it is pretty bad for some reason if I use it in 2 screens mode.

Also I’m not sure if my unit is just faulty but I noticed the refresh rate isn’t that great as I can clearly see the horizontal line in the middle when it refreshes when playing a game or watching a video.


#27

How do you know you actually want a mechanical keyboard? Have you at least tried some? I once went to a store and tried out all the mechanical keyboards they had… All of them were much less pleasant to type on than my normal $10 keyboard. So don’t say you want one before you actually find one that is worth the money for you. Furthermore, you said you will look for a better pen. Does it still make sense to buy an expensive keyboard for note taking? Not to me…

May I ask, why? :confused:


#28

I really enjoy more writing using ordinary keyboard like in MacBook pro 2015 , but I’m little bit confused how can I use eve keyboard while putting it on my laps during lectures or classes ? will there be a folio keyboard or something like this ?


#29

Funny thing is - you never had an Apple product and you are judging both Apple company and users of their products …


#30

Erm, which part of it is funny to you? I was smart enough to spend my money in a better way. I’ve used their devices enought to understand how much overpriced they are. But this is 0% related to this thread.

@omaer97 you’ll have to put the tablet on a desk or something… The folio keyboard works both wirelessly and in wired mode, so you can just use it wirelessly.


#32

I bought a mechanical keyboard for like $40. It was an impulse buy and I don’t even use it. I also had the jaybirds x2. Best earphones I owned! Lost em at the park :sob: I don’t have enough sold control like you do


#33

I’m upgrading/switching from a iMac 27 inch (Mid 2010) and Macbook Air 11 inch (2013) to an Eve V + ‘dock’ combo myself. (I’ve got a 2nd desktop PC purely for gaming/streaming).

For my ‘dock’ setup, I’m thinking of buying something like this with either a 1440p UltraWide or standard 16:9 monitor.

The laptop arm platform can be tilted to 90 degrees and hoping it will extend far enough so I could also draw on it if need be and swivel below the screen.

Haven’t yet found a monitor but this came up recently which looks awesome but may be a shade too big for a desk :sweat_smile:


VESA ergonomic arm docking mount for Eve V?
#34

Take a look to this thread: VESA ergonomic arm docking mount for Eve V?


#35

Meh, “finding” a monitor is easy. Just go to your favorite shop, filter by resolution and choose the brand you like the most. For reference, you should be able to get FullHD ~22" for under $100. Don’t buy anything more expensive unless you know you really need it.


#36

If you can find a monitor that is 1440p, 27 inch, can charge the Eve via USB-C and also receive a display signal from the same cable (making ‘docking’ as simple as inserting a single cable), let me know as I seriously can’t find one.


#37

Uh, ok I won’t even look for that because it’s so niche… But if you’ll buy a dock anyway, I’m 90% sure it will include an HDMI port for the monitor. One cable goes between your V and your dock, one cable between your dock and your monitor. And also power cables for the monitor and for the dock. The dock will charge your V.


#38

That’s why i’m thinking.
Do you know any good dock out there? The ones i found are always very expensive


#39

Yeah they’re expensive… For that reason I won’t even bother. It’s OK to plug in 3 cables instead of 1 if that helps me save $100… Money doesn’t grow on trees.


#40

But that’s the point. I don’t really want to buy a separate dock if I can get away with it. The monitor itself can be the dock leading to a much cleaner setup.

eg: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/258B6QUEB_00/brilliance-lcd-monitor-with-usb-c-dock

Just be careful when buying standalone docks as the ‘dongle type’ will only output 4K at 30Hz via HDMI 1.4 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9XDjjweKd0 ) with the more expensive ‘dock’ type handling more screens or higher Hz on 4K.


#41

But that’s a 422£ monitor. Too much for the usc-c conection