Now I’ve had my Jumper EZBook 2, a Macbook clone running Windows 10 Home, with an Atom X5 Z8300 and 4GB of RAM for a few days now. Here are some benchmarks of the laptop. So far apart from the dodgy USB ports that will not power my external 2.5″ hard drives and the bouncy keyboard the Jumper EZBook 2 isn’t as bad I would have assumed for the price tag of only $189. Sure temps max out at 85 degrees and not even after I looped 3Dmark 3 times could I get it to go over this and cause thermal throttling (It was only 5 degrees off TJmax). So it does run hot and the bottom USB 3.0 side does get very hot to the touch.
But the thing that surprises me is it feels like one of the fastest and more fluid Atom X5 Z8300’s I have tested to date. Not 100% sure why that is, but I put it down to either RAM timings, no touch digitizer and the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. But it does seem like a Z8300 in general use and multitasking. For example (as shown in the video) going to the device manager normally takes a good 4-5 seconds or more to show up on the Atom Z8300 tablets I’ve reviewed. But here only a few seconds.
The touchpad and keyboard are average, the touchpad is far for the best I’ve used. But it’s useable and the keyboard has some crazy flex and bounce that’s a bit annoying, but I can still type this up on it at least. I also wonder if anything can be done, a small mod to improve it?
The Jumper EZBook 2’s 14-inch screen is an antiglare matte LED one, 1080p with good contrast and colors. It looks washed out if not viewed straight on vertically. Horizontal view angles are good. Brightness is okay, only 215 lux. Not ahs high as I would like, but perfectly useable indoors. The build while plastic, apart from the alloy lid is okay. It does feel a little cheap, but the finish is nice and no rough edges or poor workmanship, the hinge is also firm and feels sturdy. Battery life looks good ,around 6 1/2 hours web use or over 7 1/2 hours watching videos in flight mode. The front webcam looks okay, seems fluid and good in well lit areas.
The EZPad is currently on special over at GearBest at a limit price of $189. I wouldn’t get one without first checking out my videos so you know what to expect.