We’ve had a few articles about the mysterious, upcoming Chromebook codenamed ‘Eve’. We’ll recap what we know thus far, but we’ve found evidence for one thing we assumed was true about ‘Eve’ and we’ve found another new confirmation of another feature as well.
What We Know
The info on ‘Eve’ has been sparse as it is based on an Intel Soc. In general, there are fewer clues in the commits for these devices when compared to their ARM-powered siblings, so we don’t have as much transparency in the development process.
So here’s the current rundown:
- 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake
- Backlit Keyboard
- High-Res Display
- Fingerprint Scanner
- New, updated touchpad support
In the past few days, a couple new nuggets have shown up in the repositories confirming some new goodies for ‘Eve’.
First, we have proof here of a convertible form factor. We’ve somewhat assumed that this would be the case all along, but we’ve not had the proof we were looking for.
This gives us full confirmation that ‘Eve’ will be a convertible, not a detachable, tablet or laptop.
Second, we have a commit that shows confirmation of a Wacom digitizer. The only need for this type of addition, as we’ve seen with Samsung’s latest Chromebooks, is the addition of a stylus. From the looks of it, it will be the same EMR implementation that Samsung is using in the Chromebook Plus.
Shaping Up To Be A Beast
With these latest additions to the growing list of standout features on ‘Eve’, we are starting to get a nicely-rounded picture of a stellar Chromebook. Without any further references in the commits to a manufacturer, we’re still very much in the dark on who this Chromebook is being made by or when we could see it.
Usually 6-9 months in development is standard, so ‘Eve’ could break cover at any point now. We first saw it show up in the repositories back in late October, so we have hit 6 months already.
If you are like us, you are ready to see ‘Eve’ in the flesh. As we find more, we’ll keep you in the loop.