Jumper Ezbook 3 goes Apollo – A cheap Apollo Lake Notebook

The Jumper Ezbook 3 Laptop now comes with the new Intel Apollo Lake N330 Dual Core CPU. Is it any good?

Jumper released their successor to the Jumper 2, but this really isn’t a major update. It now comes with an Intel Apollo Lake N330 chipset, a Dual Core Celeron Chipset which is faster than the Atom Cherry Trail but still not in the league of the Core M Kaby Lake.

These laptops sit probably on the Mid-range Category. The new Apollo Chip clearly offers better all around performance especially on the Windows Platform, which is where the Atom Chip struggles. The release of the Ezbook 3, you will probably pit it against the Chuwi Lapbook Apollo, which in comparison, seems to edge out the Ezbook 3 in most categories. Find out below.

Here are some info you should know about the Jumper Ezbook 3:

  • Similar build and design to the Jumper Ezbook 2 (Mostly Plastic build)
  • The screen is an IPS 1080p Matte which is actually similar to the old Ezbook 2
  • The screen is also non glossy and non reflective, meaning it is good on direct sunlight
  • Even with a slightly slower N330 Dual Core Chip, it performs about similar on real world test on
  • The only difference between the Dual Core and Quad Core Chip (Chuwi Lapbook) is more noticeable on Benchmarks
  • Supports M.2 SATA SSD (although this is Optional)
  • 4 GB RAM runs at 1600MHz at stock
  • Copper Heat Sink, normally runs at 50-65°C on normal or typical use
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 slots power up external HDD’s
  • 9000mAh battery

What isn’t so great about this Notebook:

  • It is relatively pricey, especially compared to the Chuwi Lapbook Apollo, which offers a lot more value and features
  • No Dual Band Wireless AC, only the typical Realtek Wireless N Available
  • Poor Keyboard, bouncy or flex

The Chuwi Lapbook Apollo is probably its biggest competition. It is cheaper at less than $250 and offers better features. Below is my brief comparison between the two

  1. The Chuwi Lapbook Apollo is equipped with a much faster N3450 Apollo Lake Quad Core Chip (Quad core versus Dual Core) and better for multitasking.
  2. The Lapbook offers Intel Dual Band Wireless 3165 compared to Single Band of the Jumper Ezbook 3
  3. Both supports M.2 SATA SSD Storage (optional)
  4. Both have a Matte IPS 1080p Display, but the Chuwi Lapbook offers much better image quality

If I was asked which one I would choose. Definitely, I would go for the Chuwi Lapbook Apollo. It’s still one the best affordable Notebook available, as of early 2017. Not only that, the price seems to favor Chuwi and features like Dual Band Wireless and a better Keyboard and touchpad performance makes it a much better pick. So, which one would you pick?

SpecsJumper Ezbook 3
ChipsetIntel Apollo Lake N3350 1.1-2.4GHz Dual Core 14nm
GPU: Intel Graphics 500
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR3 (1600MHz)
ROM: 64 GB eMMC (Toshiba 063G93)
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
Display14.1" IPS 16:9 Ratio, Matte
1920 x 1080 pixels
CamerasFront: 0.3 MP
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Realtek Wireless N
IO1x TF Card Slot
1x USB 3.0 Slot
1x USB 2.0 Slot
1x MicroHDMI
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x DC Charging Port
1x SD Card Reader
Dimensions330 x 220 x 21mm
Weight: 1.3kg
Battery7.6V 9000mAh (38Wh)
AC Adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A

Availability? (June 26)

Jumper Ezbook 3 retails at $189 (price until June 26)

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