I first heard about Eve-tech's tablet plans just before the name Pyramid Flipper surfaced (hehe, get it?!), from one of the Windows sites I was following, I don't remember either Windows Central / MSPU.
Due to a back problem, I am always looking for a sub 1kg computer.
The choices weren't great until the Surfaces started appearing, but I only started looking at them seriously when the Surface Pro 3 came about, but were rather prohibitive in price because I would need to buy a keyboard separately and a docking station as well because the ports on board weren't enough. But this whole concept of a touch screen with pen input - I was sold. Then the 2-in1's came about, there were really decent ones, but always lacking in one aspect. I almost wanted to settle for either a Surface Pro 4 256Gb/8Gb (not enough ports type, expensive) or a HP Spectre x360 256Gb/8Gb (the screens had big problems with pen input that they've now changed the spec sheet to say it doesn't accept pen input, was rather expensive, but was quite beautiful and I really liked the fixed keyboard that can turn all the way). When I heard about Eve's community adventures for a tablet, it got me following and once the specs were finalised and the concept was released, I was pretty much sold. The support from Microsoft and Intel sealed the deal. I initially reserved the M3 version, because it already had 8Gb of RAM, but by end of January I managed to save up extra to get the i5 instead with more breathing room in the SSD . I missed the lifetime discount and I wish I could get that special edition etching on my V also, but hey, I believe I will still be happy with my V. The only extra I went with was the USB-C to HDMI cable.
To sum up, I went with the V because it had the best spec balance of all devices I could find (power of the community!) with no proprietory ports, Finnish design element, the team behind it was visible, reachable and had an awesome attitude towards the development of the V, there is a solid community with good mixture of people that is very welcoming (with lots of "entertainments" ), and the price was fantastic.
I am happy. I am grateful. And I will wait if it means it will reduce the chances of a defective unit coming to me.
P/s:- I also ordered a Mozo sleeve 🤤. Perhaps I should order a Finnish flag too