Deals – Apollo Lake Sale: Lapbook 14.1 $229 & EZBook 3 $209

Deals – Apollo Lake Sale: Lapbook 14.1 $229 & EZBook 3 $209

The Intel Apollo Lake Celeron and Pentium series is a nice step up in performance over the Atom X5/X7 series it replaces. And recently I’ve reviewed some new Apollo Lake notebooks, the Chuwi Lapbook 14.1, the Voyo Vbook V3 (With its Yoga 360-degree hinge) and the Jumper EZBook 3 I’m currently using and working on reviewing.

These three models are now on a limited sale at Gearbest, the Celeron N3450 powered Lapbook 14.1 is now $209 with coupon ChuwiLapA, but limited to the first 20 units then it’s $229 for the next 50 units. This is the cheapest it has been to date even at the $229 price. I have this with me now in New Zealand with an M.2 SSD and my thermal mod it’s running great I’m really enjoying it. Make sure you see my review for it here: Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 Review.

Then there is the Voyo Vbook V3, the fastest of these three with the Pentium N4200, with a turbo of 2.5Ghz and 18 EU cores on the GPU. It also has an SSD, with 128GB and that Yoga style 360-degree hinge. I found the screen is little on a dull side and the keyboard isn’t the greatest. This one is limited to 10 units at $299 then $319 for 50 units using coupon VoyoV3A. My review of the Vbook V3 (Apollo Lake) is here.

The  EZBook 3 from Jumper, so far it looks okay, I’m currently reviewing it. The keyboard isn’t as good as the Lapbook 14.1’s which I really like. But the screen is similar and there is a spare M.2 slot for an SSD upgrade just like the Lapbook 14.1. It’s cheaper at $209 with coupon Ezbook3A but it has a dual core CPU, the Celeron N3350. So not as good at applications that take advantage of multicores like Photoshop or GIMP for example. And unlike the other two, it lacks wireless AC, this one only has wireless N. However it has a copper heatsink and doesn’t get too hot.

These deals and more on the power notebook sales page.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi Chris, I will be grateful if I can get help. Please I need assistance in two areas. I bought the Teclast Tbook 16s and it cannot power my external hard drive, please how do I solve this problem as you reported in one of your reviews that the Tbook 16s can power an external hard drive.

    Unfortunately, my windows 10 will not boot beyond the point where I can choose between Android and Windows. The moment I chose Windows, the system only boots on and never gets to the start menu. Please what do I do?

  2. Hi Chris, please I need your help in two areas. I bought the Teclast Tbook 16s and it cannot power my external hard drive, please how do I solve this problem as you reported in one of your reviews that the Tbook 16s can power an external hard drive.

    Unfortunately, my windows 10 will not boot beyond the point where I can choose between Android and Windows. The moment I chose Windows, the system only boots on and never gets to the start menu. Please what do I do?

  3. Just bought a Chuwi 14.1 ! Couldn’t wait more for another laptop.
    Then I’ll try heatsink mod and adding RAM and SSD.

    Thanks for your work Chris, your website is truely useful.

    • So far it’s the best I’ve seen, after the mod and SSD, it’s really quite a decent little laptop for the price. The Onda Xiaoma 41 looks similar, but still not out.

      • Chris, do you know if i can reinstall another Win 10 (Pro version) without any hiccup ?
        I’m afraid of loosing drivers…

        Thx !

        • Yes you can just upgrade within Windows or a clean install (I did this) no issues. All the drivers come of Windows update too.

    • Adding more RAM on the Chuwi Lapbook? It that possible? To 8GB RAM?

      • It appears i was wrong : GB.com says we can’t add more RAM on Chuwi 14.1
        Too bad ^^

        • Have you directly asked gearbest.com?

          I will buy it if I can upgrade it to 8GB, and it is true that in the product page, description, says it can be upgraded. I am looking for a cheap, nice 8GB laptop that supports linux well, as this one.

          But Chris has not talked about that upgradability even once, nor shown in his mod video.

          I have asked gearbest.com and Chuwi in his facebook page, but no answer so far.

  4. $209 hmmm, I’m so tempted to just get the lapbook now it does look good for the price. But I really want a tablet and touch, just need that Hi13. Chuwi, hurry up and release it!!!!!!!

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