None of the Chinese laptop makers can be compared with Jumper. Especially, this means to the third-gen EZBook devices. There are too many versions of this family notebooks. A few months back we have decided to make some clearance comparing four laptops. But there is another variant launched recently. So the list has got enlarged. Today we are going to review the Jumper EZBook 3 SE. As you guess, the SE stands for Special Edition. First, this refers to the memory that has been reduced from 4GB to 3GB. Second, this change has affected the pricing. The EZBook 3 SE is available for $169.99.
P.S. Probably only Chuwi can compete with Jumper when it comes to the assortment. As you know, Chuwi’s LapBook series has various models as well. Particularly, we have reviewed the 12.3-inch, 14.1-inch, and 15.6-inch variants. And we have to state these two series of laptops are the most affordable models in the market. To prove this we provide some deals for them. But let’s don’t forget what we are going to review today.
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- OS: Windows 10 Home
- CPU: Intel Celeron N3350
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 64GB eMMC
- Screen: 13-inch with 1920×1080 pixel resolution
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
- Interfaces: USB 3.0×2, mini HDMI, DC, microSD
- Camera: 0.3MP
- Battery: 9600mAh
- Dimensions: 315x208x15mm
- Weight: 1.3kg
In terms of hardware, the Jumper EZBook 3 SE seems to be the lighter variant of original Jumper EZBook 3. However, there are some differences such as a smaller RAM and smaller display.
When talking about the Jumper’s EZBook line models we should state they all are inspired of the Apple MacBook Air. This doesn’t mean they have been designed to compete with them or they are MacBook clones, as many thinks. But when can say the EZBook series laptops are the cheapest alternatives to the aforementioned top brand model. Moreover, they provide stable and smooth performance. So you don’t have to worry about it.
Though this is the cheapest Jumper EZBook 3 laptop, it still comes with a high-quality IPS screen with a resolution of Full HD. Of course, many would like to see a 2K display like the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, but do not forget how much it costs. It’s priced at $300. So if you have been looking for a wallet-friend notebook, it’s better to be satisfied with a Full HD resolution.
On the opposite side, we can see the company’s logo. Actually, many Chinese manufacturers avoid of putting their logo on the top. But Jumper has been on the market and has conquered its place under the sun. So there is no fear/reason not to put this amazing logo on every product they make. Personally, I like it very much.
The 3.5mm audio hack, USB 3.0 port, and the microSD card slot are placed on the left side.
As for the right side, it carries the DC connector jack, USB 3.0 and mini HDMI ports. Like the MacBook Air, the Jumper EZBook 3 SE has no Ethernet port. This has been done to focus on thickness more. So if you want to try out another connectivity option, you have to use a separate USB LAN adapter.
The bottom side has nothing to praise for or complaint on. There are two built-in stereo speakers placed closer to the edges. Though the sound volume is lower than expected it was very clean.
Plus, there is a special M2 slot to add SSD for larger and faster storage option.
The keyboard looks absolutely identical to other Jumper EZBook 3 series mode. Thus if you use this laptop for the first time several keys layout will make some incompatibility for you. But once used for a couple of days, you’ll understand this is not a bad keyboard. The keyboard comes with an English array. The keys are a bit larger than expected. Surprisingly, the Power button is located on the upper right side. Many may think it’s OK, but when using the Backspace you may turn the laptop off accidentally. Totally there are 78 keys. Seems all of them are useful. But we were surprised not findin a PrtScr key. On the other hand, Apple products have similar keyboards. At last, the keys are flat and they are placed at an acceptable distance. They are made of plastic.
Finally, the Jumper EZBook 3 SE comes with a standard set of accessories and documentation.
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We have already said this model comes with the same Intel Celeron N3350 chip found on the original Jumper EZBook 3. This chip can be also found on one of its competitors in face of the Chuwi LapBook 14.1. It works on a 14nm process technology. There are two cores clocked up to 2.40GHz. It is also paired with an Intel HD Graphics 500 running at 650MHz and supporting 4K video playback, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. Thanks to it the EZBook 3 SE is capable of loading regular games quickly, but when it comes to heavy games the loading time takes a bit longer as well as playing becomes annoying.
In this sense, the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro and Jumper EZBook 3S look more attractive, as they come with an Intel Celeron N3450 SoC that scores up to 2662 scores at the ‘Dragon Quest X Benchmark’. Although such a result can be got at the Altair VH-AD3, while the 3 Pro reaches up to 1965 scores.
As for our hero, it scores 2083, which is quite satisfactory for a laptop from this category.
The Jumper EZBook 3 SE comes with Windows 10 out of the box. The OS version is the Creators update. But you can upgrade the system via downloading and installing the Fall Creators Update. It brings a lot of joy including a OneDrive files on-demand, deep people integration, Windows mixed reality, some fluent design changes, MS Edge improvements, Cortana improvements, etc.
However, since we are dealing with an entry-level laptop with Windows 10 onboard, it’s not suitable for playing heavy 3D games. But it can assist you in many routine jobs such as writing texts, browsing websites and so on. However, we tried to play Asphalt 8: Airborne. And we have to say we didn’t feel any inconvenience when doing this.
To test the eMMC storage writing and reading speed we used the CrystalDiskMark 5. As for a detailed information, the eMMC storage used in this device carries a model number of 064G30 and it’s supplied by Toshiba. Looking at the test results, we can see it’s a very fast flash memory.
Finally, the Jumper EZBook 3 SE is packed with a 9600mAh battery, which is promised to provide up to 5-6 hours.
The EZBook series laptops are great alternatives for the MacBook Air lovers. They come with an identical design and provide an acceptable performance. In this sense, if you are on a tight budget, they can be a great solution to your problem. Chuwi and Jumper have been competing for a long time. And with the launch of the Jumper EZBook 3 SE the company has decided to show who the leader is. The EZBook 3 SE is a really good laptop offered for a song.
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