I’ve had a few messages now asking when the Lapbook 12.3 review is coming. To answer that, soon. I’ve got a lot of work on and you can expect to see it hopefully by the end of this week or maybe early next week. But I can give you can update if you’ve seen the unboxing video the laptop’s build quality is great, very decent keyboard and a touchpad I would rate as being better than the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro’s. However, the keyboard isn’t as wide or the touchpad as large due that the more narrower 3:2 ratio screen Chuwi had to work with.
And then those bezels, yes they look very 2010 MacBook Air like. It does a bit to get over but once you do there is that matte coated 12.3″ Surface Pro 4 / Pro screen that looks great. I’ve also been waiting to see if there is a bios update to fix the screen brightness issue but so far nothing as of yet on the Chuwi.com forums. I’m sure it will be coming soon, however.
And a lot of you have been asking if the EZBook 3 Pro is better than the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3, yes & no. There was the Dual Band Wifi version up for sale for $219 recently if you got lucky that was a great deal but it’s now back up to it’s normal $289 price. And the Chuwi Lapbook is now selling for $299 with coupon Chuwi123.
So far the way I see it:
- The Lapbook 12.3 has a much sharper better screen, keyboard, and touchpad. With an easy to access M.2 SSD slot. But those big bezels…
- The EZBook 3 Pro is thinner, has a copper heatsink and better thermals. An extra USB 3.0 port. And also a little cheaper. But make sure you get the dual band wifi AC M.2 SSD version as it’s the best version. Great wireless range and speeds. (I hope to have one in a week or two once they ship to test out)
Both have similar performance with 6GB of RAM and the Intel Celeron N3450. Battery life is about the same too, 7 to 8 hours max on both with 40 brightness. Maybe slightly better on the Jumper due to the lower res 1080p screen.