A lot of the latest Jumper EZbook 3 Pro version 3 units are now in the hands of those that ordered around the 13th of June. It took a while to ship but confirmed that the Wireless AC chip is indeed like the others Apollo Lake laptops an Intel 3165 dual-band wireless AC chip with dual antennas. So a nice upgrade from the much slower and weaker Realtek N signal band and single antenna solution found on the first 2 batches. Other changes include a minor keyboard tweak, the F12 FN function says Scroll Lock now instead of an icon, indicating a slight keyboard change, but still the same key travel and feel as the first two versions. And there is indeed an empty M.2 SSD slot inside the laptop, despite some confusion there. The rear has to be unscrewed and removed of course in order to access the slot.
A recommended route to go as some users in the forum have reported slow eMMC speeds, Looks like the Wireless AC came at the cost of the eMMC spec. Jumper used slower (Cheaper) BWIN and FORSEE brand eMMC’s. No longer eMMC 5 spec ones. Sadly no real change it seems to the touchpad, which supports two-finger scrolling and other gestures, it works okay but isn’t exactly a top end touchpad. But overall a great laptop, one of the best Apollo Lakes and more so for those that grabbed it for $219 USD, myself included. My one should be here next week.
For those hunting for the same deal that missed out, give coupon EZBOOKPIT a go on checkout. Apparently, it’s only for certain EU countries with cheaper shipping, but might work for some lowering the price to $220. It told me it’s not for country SPAIN. If not coupon EZBOOKM does lower the price from $299 to $249, the EZBook 3 Pro product page is here. If you find a working lower priced one, please let share it in the comments.
Look for a quick video, testing out the 3rd EZBook 3 Pro version from me early next week. It will only be a short video checking eMMC spec and speeds. SSD slot speeds and wireless AC performance. I have one coming, I sold my version 2 for this new wifi AC one as I really do need wireless AC, otherwise the 2nd version is a great laptop for the price, make sure you check the review: Jumper EZBook 3 Pro review with Pros and Cons.