This post is a copy from another thread, the post itself made me come up for the idea for this thread
I've got nothing against the product itself, but like many people here, it's a lot of uncertainty over whether the product is right for them. I did my research into the trustworthiness of Eve beforehand, and I'm absolutely sure they will deliver on their promises.
With something like the Microsoft Surface, there are many reviews and specs detailing exactly what it does. When I hit buy, I only hit that button because I've done my research and I know what I want. I can take as long as I want to decide; the product will still be available to buy in a week, month or even a year's time.
With this one, I hit the buy button because of the possibility of a great product, but the specifications weren't finalised and only the Eve team know exactly how the things looks, feels and performs. Nothing apart from an unbiased, third-party review from a source I trust will change that.
For this product, I essentially had to forgo the "research" stage and buy it first, then research it later. If I hadn't, I would have risked missing out on it entirely. As time goes on, I hear more details about it, and it gives me months to consider: "Is this the product that works for me?" If I were buying a burger, I wouldn't care about that, but with a ~$1000 laptop, it's something that's been stressing me out. I'm a student with limited funds as is, and I've committed to buy it. If I don't sell it, I lose ~$500, and if I buy it, I lose another ~$500. It's a double or nothing scenario that seemed achievable when I first put down my deposit, but life has unexpected costs and as much as I like this product, it's not the highest thing on my list of priorities when it comes to spending.
Anyone got a founders GTX 1070 they want to sell? My main rig's GPU died and I need it for rendering! This is an example of something that is high on my list right now, and is much more important than a portable laptop with a comparatively tiny amount of power.
Again, I have nothing against the product... I just had to ask myself: "How often will I need an ultraportable laptop that costs this much, when a chromebook would suit my needs just as well?" IndieGoGo campaigns almost force you to impulse buy, as you'll likely not see a deal like it for a long time. This does not work well with the kind of prices we're talking about.