Got my V two days ago and can safely say: Thank you! Im glad I backed the project :=)
I grade it: 9/10 so far. Its not perfect. But its god damn awesome .) I am really impressed. I did expect delays and other quirks from a startup like this. But apart from the huge delay (it is…) I have a difficult time to find bad things to say about it - so, you are forgiven for the delay Eve Team.
Premium feel. Much better than my GFs Surface.
I like the keyboard and have no problems with the way the backlighting works - looks good when its dark. The keyboard works well detached as well. The trackpad is really good, even though is kinda small. Best I have tried on a non-Mac. I like typing on it the device - which is a relief - kinda important as I do that 8hrs a day.
Screen is awesome. Pen works fine. Love the USB charging and ports. Battery OK, lasts 6hrs perhaps using it with bright screen and normal stuff.
The fingerprint button is nice, actually works pretty well.
Overall this is better than I expected when I ordered it late 2016, even throughout the loooooong wait. It is a device I will use happily on a daily basis.
The sleeve I got for my V is good looking and has that very important carry strap for the Eve V Pen - which is very crucial for me, as the pen would get lost in two days without it
One of the selling points originally for me was the sound amplifier. I havent had the opportunity to test it properly and tweek the sound setup - but im satisfied with my first go at it using my high-end headphones playing music through TIDAL on MASTER settings (if you use Spotify, try TIDAL with MAX sound settings, go back to Spotify and cry .)
Will update the “review” when I have some experience with the mic, wifi, bluetooth, sound and daily usage. You promised a good bluetooth setup, and solid WIFI. I will test that when able - this was also one of the big selling points for me. So far, it works as promised.
I have installed a fresh version of Windows 10 Enterprise, as I use it for work - no problems with any hardware on that note - just works.
Kickstand works really well. Solid feel.
No negative things? Hmm… No critical things yet.
Update1: Been watching some tv shows in bed, speakers are better than some of the other reviews have posted id say. For a small device like the Eve V, they create a detailed and good sound for TV watching. You can hear that theres more than one output source from the device, no problems here, no scratching or anything.
Update2: Still awesome (15-01-2018) Been using the pen a little. Seems to be working fine. Havent used pen before, so have no reference. With the correct settings on (easy to find in Windows 10), I can have a part of my hand resting lightly on the screen while drawing or writing with it. Used it for screen sketching and taking notes.
Update 3: The fact that you can charge the Eve V through any of the two USB-C ports and that the charged received by default have a STANDARD USB-C charger with a 2m cable is pretty nice. How many times have you cursed because of a short charger cable? And because its standard - you can easily get your favorite charger length Theres no visible charger light going on, which should make it to the Eve V 2.
The machine is pretty fast at everyday tasks, opens from closed to Windows login in a sec or so and the fingerprint login with Windows Hello still works like a charm - its the best login experience ive had on a Windows device so far. The fingerprint reader is working better than my reader on my OnePlus 3.
Update4 24-01-2018: Still awesome My GF have noticed the sleeve and actually think its the best looking sleeve for at laptop she has seen. Thats kinda huge - normally she dislikes anything geeky/computer-ish I bring home.
Have read a couple posts about dust on the alcantara keyboard - I have absolute no problem with this. Battery indicator in Windows gave me a 9hr estimate the other day.
Been using the Eve V with and without keyboard and been using the pen and have had no issues so far.
The NO fan thing is awesome and has been using it on my lap in the bed without it getting too hot - thats a huge plus.