I recently posted a first-look for the Jumper EZbook 2 laptop right after receiving it for testing and review. For the specs and photos, you can find that first-look here: First Look: Jumper EZbook 2 – A14
The EZbook 2 is a budget laptop and probably the first non-touch PC I’ve tested in a couple years. I’m now so used to working with PCs that have both a keyboard/trackpad and a touchscreen, so that made testing this laptop a little strange for me.
Despite that, the EZbook 2 I tested came with the Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 processor (my original specs said it was an Atom chip), making the unit both powerful and long-lasting. The power consumption for the Cherry Trail is low and coupled with a non-touch screen, the battery lasted every bit of 6 hours.
The 14-inch screen is a real plus, however, because this is a budget laptop, the screen wasn’t as vibrant as one for which you’d pay a bit more. That said, the screen was just fine in different lighting situations.
Overall, performance is great. The size, feel, and weight are all extraordinary. However, this also leads to my biggest complaint about the EZbook 2.
My biggest complaint about the EZbook 2 is the plastic-y feel and how the powdered coating seemed to scratch just by looking at it wrong.
As a budget laptop – something that might be purchased for a student – the case could look like a well-worn gadget in very little time with little spider scratches all over. You know how most students treat their smartphones (accidental drops and toilet dips as examples), well, they generally treat any gadget that way.
Bottom line: The EZbook 2 is a great laptop for the price. The battery and screen is adequate. The performance, port offerings (see specs), and Windows 10 make it a great buy. Of course, you just need to be aware that you might want to baby the case.
You can find this laptop for $189 at Gearbest.com: Jumper Ezbook 2 Ultrabook Laptop
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