Unanswered or insufficiently answered questions for our prototype testers, as of 04-04-2017:
I had intended to add markings to the main thread to indicate which questions were yet unanswered, but it seems the forum software doesn't like and emoji in-line with 'Details' drop-down panes...
I'd also considered using:
We have been illuminated.
We have some insight but the answer is still partially obscured.
The answer is still cloudy.
Another fun fact
@Helios really likes 'Details' drop-down panes
Concerning the look and feel of the device, the community...
...wants high-quality photos and videos of the V prototypes, the alcantara keyboard and the pen. Bring on the glamour shots! Gief moar!
With regards to the specifications, performance and built-in features, the community...
...would like to know how the CPU performance of the m3 model differ from the i5 and i7 models. We have benchmarks of the i5 model. Bring on the m3 and i7 numbers!
...likes it loud. Are the speakers loud? Are they clear? We had some reviews of the V speakers, but our overlord @Konstantinos mentioned they were still being tuned. How do they perform in the new prototypes?
...understands that sometimes you need to keep things to yourself. How is the headphone port?
...has left their imprint on Project ‘Pyramid Flipper’. How well does the V’s fingerprint reader pick up that imprint?
...is spread all over the world. How well does the GPS function in the prototype units? W were told that reception might be bad, but @pauliunas was unable to get his GPS to work at all. Anyone else?
...would like to see pictures taken with the V’s built-in cameras, under different circumstances. We have a few pictures, but more is always good!
...asked at what resolution the font-facing camera records video?
...is curious about the V's power delivery to its various USB ports. Can other devices be charged? At what rate? Can it charge peripherals when the unit is on battery power, or turned off?
With regards to the screen's resolution and visibility, the community...
...wants to know if the V display flickers at certain brightness settings, as some screens do.
...asked if the display can be set to quarter resolution (1368x912).
...wonders how well the V display matches the colour of its bezel. Pictures would be great here, of the V turned off and with a black background, at various angles.
Concerning charging, the charger and battery life, the community...
...wants to know how long it takes to fully charge the battery. Does anyone have the final charger, or are there still only reference models around?
...is curious about how much screen brightness influences battery life.
...would like to know how much battery wear occurs during the prototype testing period. This is a good one for new testers: check the battery max capacity when you get it, and then again before you send it off.
...wonders if any other chargers have been tested with the V, and what the results were.
About Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and reception range, the community...
...doesn’t always have great Wi-Fi available. How does the V handle a weak Wi-Fi signal?
...likes fast things. What speeds does the V reach over Wi-Fi? i.e., Transfer rates from a NAS.
...would like to know how the V performs with Miracast devices. Does the connection work well when using Bluetooth devices such as the keyboard? Does the V also send sound through the connection? How does the perform as the receiving Miracast device? (We know that it should work, but does it?)
...wants to know if the V is compatible with the Microsoft Lumia Continuum Dock. What works, and what doesn’t? Can the V be charged through it?
With regards to the pen's lag, jitter, hover distance and general accuracy, the community...
...wants to know how well the pen performs in Corel Draw, Autodesk Sketchpro, Medibang Paint, Adobe Photoshop and other artsy programs.
...wants to see the pen’s performance in a few tests. How much jitter is there when drawing a slow, straight line with a ruler? How smooth are fast, straight or bent lines? Variable brush stroke width? How is palm rejection?
...would like to know if there’s any lag during handwriting or drawing.
...is curious about the feel of the V pen on the display. Does it feel like a pen on paper? Like a wooden stick on plastic?
...would like to know if the Microsoft Surface Pen works well on the V display. Do the pen’s buttons all work, specifically the OneNote app button on the eraser side?
Concerning media functions, function keys, attaching and detaching of the keyboard, the community...
...wants to know if the V keyboard can be folded back. Does it stay in place? Do the keyboard and trackpad disable when it’s folded that way? And also important: can the V actually be used with the keyboard folded back?
...uses keyboard shortcuts that involve the F-keys. Are ‘media functions’ on the F-keys automatically bypassed when holding modifier keys like Shift, Alt or Control?
...is concerned about the V’s ability to handle sleep/wake in different configurations. Does it sleep/wake properly when the keyboard is connected through its pogo pins? How about when it’s wireless? When it’s not there at all?
About the V's performance in various software and games, and compatibility with other operating systems, the community...
...wants to know how well the V performs in a variety of programs. How does it handle Visual Studio and other resource demanding applications? What about CAD software, Photoshop, audio or video editing programs? We saw some video encoding and music composition software. Now for the other resource-hungry programs!
...is looking forward to having many virtual V’s in their V. How does the V handle virtual machines?
...wants to know if it’s possible to enter a PIN for BitLocker using an on-screen keyboard, when using Windows 10 Pro.
...is playful and wants to know how the V handles games using its internal graphics adapter. What frame rates and settings are achievable in popular games such as League of Legends, DOTA2, Guild Wars 2, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Warframe, Cities: Skylines, Civilisation V, Overwatch or World of Tanks? So far we've seen results from LoL, DOTA2 and CS:GO.
...wants to know how the V handles games using an external graphics card over Thunderbolt 3. Can it run Crysis?
...knows that apples are good for you, and wants to know if macOS can be hacked into the V.
...is feeling nostalgic, and wonders if the V can handle Windows 98.