There has been a lot of criticism from reviewers as well as people in general that the Core i7-7Y75 featured in the Eve V is not a “real” Core i7, compared to the U-series Core i7 CPU like i7-7500U, 7600U, or 7660U that are often used in competitor tablets.
However, when you see the overall picture, both Core i7s are demolished by the desktop variant like the i7-7700K or 7700 anyway. The i7-7700K is almost 3 times faster than both the i7-7500U and 7Y75, despite bearing the same i7 branding.
Even in mobile category products, the i7-7700HQ still beats the i7-7500U by over 70%. That sorta kinda stretches the definition of i7. Meanwhile, the i7-7500U only manages to beat the i7-7Y75 by 33%, so clearly there is a much larger gap between the i7-HQ and i7-U, than it is between the i7-U and i7-Y. (not to mention that the i7-7Y75 implementation on the Eve V is much better than average, thanks to its 7W TDP configuration)
The situation is even more ridiculous when you see the bigger picture. Both the dual-core i7s (7500U and 7Y75) are not even as fast as the cheapest Core i3 thats used in desktop platform (i3-7100). When a program states “Core i7” in its system requirements, it could very well be ambiguous.
So my question is, which “i7” would you call a “real i7”?
(all performance comparison pulled from cpubenchmark.net)