This one was posted on the YouTube channel, thought I should share it here as there were comments in the forums for me to review it. It’s the revised Jumper EZBook 3, called the EZBook 3S, Gone is the Intel Celeron N3350 dual core, replaced with the N3450 quad-core (Much better for multicore performance). They also moved to 6GB of RAM like the EZBook 3 Pro and Chuwi Lapbook 12.3. The Toshiba eMMC 5.0 drive is gone, replaced with a 22mm x 80mm Foresee SSD with 520 reads and 520 writes (sequential) So greatly improved speeds here. The rest of the design is more or less exactly the same. We still have single band 2.4GhzWireless N (Realtek), the build is still all plastic, however, the keyboard has improved over the first EZBook 3 I reviewed while down in New Zealand. It’s no way near as bad as it was, the first batch was like a trampoline to type on this has greatly improved, but there still is a little bit of keyboard flex.
The thermals are good, Jumper since the EZBook 3 has used copper heatsinks on their Apollo Lake laptops so thermals are great. It doesn’t thermal throttle and gets to around 79 degrees C max.
So if you’re after an Apollo Lake laptop with 6GB and it already has an SSD, this is one of the better options. But it still has those cons like vertical viewing angles aren’t so great, only wireless N and the plastic build. This one will not be getting the full review treatment due to the fact it’s only a chipset upgrade and SSD.
And as you can see from the video thumb, Linux Manjaro does boot and work. I first thought the laptop was only in Chinese, it did boot in Chinese but later after 2 reboots, I have the OS all in English.