The Eve T1 is a very basic Windows 8.1 tablet, a perfect exercise in getting exactly what you pay for. A combination of a solid processor and ample memory makes for a device that does what it promises, even if it doesn’t have the spinning rims.
The only significant question we really have is the market. Despite aggressive moves by Microsoft, Windows tablets are still only a single digit percentage of tablet sales, something that’s not likely to change soon. Meaning, there’s likely to continue to be a dearth of good tablet apps for Windows, certainly compared to the robust ecosystem enjoyed by Android.
There are certainly reasons to use a Windows tablet, such as access to PC apps that aren’t available on other platforms, or compatibility with a mainly Windows-based environment, or just personal preference. But the average low-end user should carefully weigh exactly what their goals and needs are before choosing a platform. If Windows 8 is it, the Eve T1 is a nicely built way into the Windows world at a bargain price.
- Extremely low price
- Solid core specs
- Good performance
- No HDMI video-out
- No USB Host
- Limited advantages over Android competitors
A basic but very effective Windows 8.1 tablet for a very reasonable price. If that’s what you’re interested in, the Eve T1 is a device to take a serious look at.