Hello, just thought I’d pop my experience out there for reference, particularly for people looking to edit media on the device, it’s first impressions through to where I am now two days later.
I didn’t get the HEB engraving which is disappointing but I can have an accessory which I don’t need, a t-shirt that I don’t want or send it back to be engraved which will take time and not be the same as the other HEB units, I’ve asked for a photo of what the engraving will look like but this isn’t promising, I’ve paid the same if not more than most of the others so think at the least I should receive the same product.
The finish on the unit is great although when the keyboard is closed on the device it leaves definite stripes on the screen and isn’t particularly easy to open.
The keyboard is nice, good travel, and mostly good to type on however with my unit there are a number of issues, when I’m using the trackpad and have my wrists on the alcantara the mouse decides I’ve right clicked or something and goes into selection mode and/or is erratic jumping around the screen.
The other main issue I’ve had is that the unit freezes when left closed, I can’t shut windows and the trackpad is unresponsive, I get the multi touch spots lingering on screen as some have mentioned. It takes me restarting the unit to get back to a workable desktop which is disappointing and impractical.
Using Adobe lightroom doesn’t really work, there is a noticeable lag on the sliders with the pen and also but less with finger touch, the unit is just slow and works badly with Lightroom for professional use, definitely would advise to stay clear if for this purpose.
The screen is moderate, in comparison to basic screens it’s good but in comparison to good screens it’s average, there is a very noticeable colour shift when the viewing angle changes and the uniformity of the panel isn’t great with definite back light bleed. I suspect the colour shift may be down to the coating but I can’t be certain.
Speakers are distorted as reported
Battery is good but not outstanding, comparable to a surface book 1 it seems fairly similar not class leading which I thought the larger battery/weight would provide, I’ve not had the unit long but maybe the battery will improve somehow?
One thing that I find quite disappointing with the eve v apart from all of the above is just how long it takes to fully charge and also that I can’t really tell the charge of the keyboard/eve v individually
With all of the above I’d not recommend an i7 for the cost, for great components this unit feels sluggish but that could be down to my interfacing troubles with the keyboard/pen making everything feel delayed
The packaging is great when it arrives but for a premium product for me there needs to be a better out of box experience, I’ve just spent two days’ish cursing this damn thing so it’ll be returned to eve V for a refund as my patience has come to it’s end now
Hopefully people won’t see this as negative, I’ve tried to be objective and honest and I understand some folk will be happy.