December 23, 2018 at 11:34 am #149422
The seller advertised 8GB/128GB SSD, but I received a 128GB Samsung DJNB4R eMMC instead.
I guess they thought I wouldn’t notice. Crystalmark speeds are dismal anyway.
Everything else looks ok. So now I have a choice ahead of me.
At around 310USD this thing was a steal.
I could return it and get all my money back or I could request a discount and keep what I have.
Should I choose to keep it would it be difficult for me to replace the eMMC with a SSD? Switching out drives on a desktop build is no problem for me but I have little experience with laptops. What would be the cost of a decent SSD?
Should I open up the laptop to find out the port? Is there any seal I need to be aware of when opening it?December 24, 2018 at 8:01 am #149435
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The emmc may be soldered on the board itself, i’m not sure if you’ll be able to swap it outDecember 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm #149439
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ask for a partial refund, ask for 27$ to buy a 128gb ssd and u will have both.
by the way , does it have tn or ips.December 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm #149441
Shouldn’t there be a slot to install something additional?
It was advertised as TN. Looks like a pretty good TN actually.December 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm #149474
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if you see no sealed screw, then there is no seal.
open up, post a photo and we take it from there.
what was the cristalmark in R/W?
load a page with color and white and black parts, flip screen towards you so far that you can barely make it out.
If the colors do not change you got a IPS, if the colors shift and change you got a TN
1981 soldered my first Sinclair computer 1K, tapedeck * 1984 build and sold IBM clones 8Mhz, 512K, 20MB HDD * 2018 messing with ultrabooksDecember 26, 2018 at 8:28 am #149491
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Is the keyboard ok?
This should be like the Jumper EZbook 3 Plus that is selling for $380 the main difference is the Core M and 128 ssdDecember 27, 2018 at 1:49 pm #149549
if you see no sealed screw, then there is no seal. open up, post a photo and we take it from there. what was the cristalmark in R/W? load a page with color and white and black parts, flip screen towards you so far that you can barely make it out. If the colors do not change you got a IPS, if the colors shift and change you got a TN
Tilting the screen does not perceptibly alter colors though they do get a tad darker. Actually viewing angles seem to be as good as my IPS desktop display. So if it’s TN I guess it has really good viewing angles.
There is a seal on one screw. Seller is not responding and forcing me to either return or keep it. I guess I’ll keep it as truly everything else seems really nice. In comparison with the Teclast F7 (owned by my father in law) I feel the overall quality is at least a match
Crystaldiskmark results are attached.
Will post an image of internals later.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm #149551
The keyboard is comfortable to use – the keys are widely spaced out. They make a bit of a clickety sound which could be annoying for some. Otherwise no complaints.December 27, 2018 at 10:05 pm #149554
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Thanks for your answer! I hope the problem is solved with your seller. <!–more–>December 29, 2018 at 4:02 am #149587
Images of the internals and what I guess looks like the m.2 port (can anyone confirm?)
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 29, 2018 at 11:29 am #149596
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Yes, I just posted my review of this laptop. sadly I got the eMMC as well, seems all the first batch is like this. Not exactly what I paid for, I order an SSD model like you. It’s a 2280 SATA3 slot. My Sandisk M.2 2260 works fine and my aData 2280 and Transend 2242.
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Thanks for the review. Nice to see that Linux works. May try that sooner or later.December 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm #149627
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look on the bright side, you have a free m.2 slot
Choose the m.2 you like when memory gets low and use emmc as backup or for things you do not need speedy.
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