Perhaps we could use a clever combination of plastic, casted metal, and CNC metal. Not everything has to be CNC metal.
The “fixed hinge” model would have cheaper build since it is not designed for the user to continuously touching and interacting with the display unit.
Id imagine there would be a ton more userbase in the first place if we went with standard form factors. A lot of people are skeptical if manufacturers will ever create the updated parts in the future, now multiply that doubt by 10x for a small brand like Eve.
Of course the existing customers probably won’t buy new parts from Eve, but as I said, for the company the size of Eve, we won’t run out of new customers anytime soon, if the product is compelling enough. The simplistic timeline is like this:
Year 1: Hardcore Eve fans
Year 2: Tech enthusiasts who were skeptical with Eve shipping
Year 3: Tech enthusiasts who were skeptical with small brands
Year 4: Gamer and designer in general
Year 5: Surface fans
…and so on
Take Tesla for example. Their customers probably won’t buy another Model S for the next 5-7 years or so, but the hype created by that being an electric car that no one else is doing, is an advertisement by itself. If they developed ICE, they would have earned a ton more money from existing customers in engine maintenance, but the car wouldn’t be as attractive in the first place.
Good point, so would you say that the BOM cost of the V is around $300-400?
Alternatively, you can also integrate the “cooling unit” with the base, essentially by laying it flat with each other. The entire base unit would be wider, probably the full-width of the monitor much like the Lenovo A940
Thanks, that tiny sketch is all i need
^ this is prime example of “a picture is worth a thousand words”
So my concept above is surprisingly similar, except instead of the base being detachable from the display, it is the insides of the base that can be removed. The base (if you see it carefully in the concept) is essentially just a standard small-form-factor PC case