EVE V vs Surface Pro: Indiegogo Crowdsourced Windows 10 Laptop Sells Out In 3 Hours; Even Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Is Intrigued

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 25, 2016 04:05 AM EST

The crowdsourced Eve V laptop/tablet hybrid immediately sold out in a span of only three hours. The Windows 10 Eve V is poised to compete with the Microsoft Surface Pro, as more users are planning to pre-order at lower prices.

ZDNet revealed that 500 units of Eve V were immediately purchased by users within three hours on an Indiegogo fundraiser. The laptop is a product of a Helsinki-based startup, which launched a brief campaign on the crowdsourcing site to rake on over $700,000 to begin the production of the initial batch of Eve V devices.

There will be three models available, set to arrive in April or May 2017, although the first 500 have already been delivered to the initial backers. The Eve V has a starting price of $699 for the Intel Core m3 model, which includes 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

The Eve V Core i5 model is priced at $959, which features 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The Eve V i7 variant is priced at $1,399, and includes 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 2-in-1 device will reportedly have GPS as well.

Although the company initially planned to raise $75,000 via its Indiegogo campaign, the Eve V managed to raise over $700,000. The pre-order prices of the Eve V are significantly lower than the planned retail cost of the three models.

CNet revealed that users may choose the cheaper Eve V over the Microsoft Surface Pro, considering that both hybrid devices have similar specifications. The entry-level Surface Pro costs $899, which features an Intel Core m3 chipset, a 128GB SD, 4GB of RAM and a touchscreen stylus.

The $999 Microsoft Surface Pro variant features an Intel Skylake processor, while the $1,299 model has 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Opting for a more powerful processor, added internal storage and RAM will cost over $2,000.

The huge price difference between the Eve V and Microsoft Surface Pro also explains why the former immediately sold out in a matter of hours. Even Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, will be purchasing one to know more about the crowdsourced Windows 10 hybrid. More updates and details are expected soon.

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