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Jumper EZB2 14" Ultrabook (Windows, Intel Atom Z8300, 4gb, 64gb eMMC, 1080p, 1.2kg) £139 @ Gearbest
Jumper EZB2 14" Ultrabook (Windows, Intel Atom Z8300, 4gb, 64gb eMMC, 1080p, 1.2kg) £139 @ Gearbest

Jumper EZB2 14" Ultrabook (Windows, Intel Atom Z8300, 4gb, 64gb eMMC, 1080p, 1.2kg) £139 @ Gearbest

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Cons:

- Atom CPU/GPU is pretty rubbish in terms of performance so forget about modern 3D games or any heavy media multitasking etc.

- only 64gb of soldered on storage (though you could add a USB3.0 128gb nano flash drive)

- keyboard flexes and is bouncier than a kid on a....er, bouncy castle

- CPU gets very hot under load as does the top right of the keyboard (needs re-positioning of the internal thermal pads inside the laptop)

- USB ports might not offer enough power to power external portable HDD (though a powered USB hub works)

- assembled by lowly paid production line workers with too much to do in too short a time ie not the best build quality.

Pros:

- 1080p

- Still capable of streaming 4k video when using Microsoft Edge (as opposed to Chrome which lags when streaming the same video)

- around 6/7 hours of battery life in real world use

- Windows 10 included

- thin and light for a 14" at ~1.4kg

- £140! You never get anything this thin and light at this price.

Alternative supplier (more expensive though): banggood.com/Jum…05Y

As long as you buy this with low expectations, you should be fine. Build quality is not going to be the best but for web browsing, emails, watching videos on the go, it should be absolutely fine and given the low price, it's not the end of the world if you drop it, it gets stolen etc. Personally, I think it's worth a punt as it's very unusual to find a thin/light 4gb Windows laptop in this ultra portable form factor at this price.

Note: 17 units left. Deal at this price expires in about 4.5 hours (supposedly).

Note2: There is apparently a "2nd batch" of these laptops where the manufacturer has supposedly resolved some of the issues associated with this laptop eg. heat issues, low powered USB ports etc. Available here from October: geekbuying.com/ite…tml

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Does this come with a UK keyboard

Bare in mind that if it arrives DOA (or later develops a fault) you will have to pay a small fortune for tracked shipping back to China... or they will offer you a small partial refund if you decide to keep it (I speak from experience!)

Gearbest, Aliexpress & Bangood are great for low cost items, but I won't be gambling with higher priced stuff again from China.. will stick with a UK seller...

djdope

Does this come with a UK keyboard



The picture on the Gearbest site (almost to the bottom of the page) shows the keyboard and it's not a UK.

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steve1221

The picture on the Gearbest site (almost to the bottom of the page) shows … The picture on the Gearbest site (almost to the bottom of the page) shows the keyboard and it's not a UK.



If it's not a UK keyboard, all you have to do is set the keyboard to UK in Windows and buy some black keyboard stickers from Ebay for about £1.

For example: ebay.co.uk/itm…822

I have a Lenovo laptop for instance with a Nordic keyboard which I use without problems.
Edited by: "Picard123" 26th Sep 2016

a Macbook air clone for all those windows users who hate Mac's....:p

Picard123

If it's not a UK keyboard, all you have to do is set the keyboard to UK … If it's not a UK keyboard, all you have to do is set the keyboard to UK in Windows and buy some black keyboard stickers from Ebay for about £1.For example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENGLISH-STANDARD-UK-KEYBOARD-STICKERS-SUPER-DURABLE-NON-FADE-GUARANTEE-BLACK-/151768605822I have a Lenovo laptop for instance with a Nordic keyboard which I use without problems.


How about the missing key (#~)

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Uridium

a Macbook air clone for all those windows users who hate Mac's....:p



Nah, this is more a Macbook knockoff. Macbook is a premium product and an expensive one too. They simply don't compete IMO. This is bargain basement. Good if you're looking for something basic and cheap to take out and about with you and don't mind some of the potential glitches.
Edited by: "Picard123" 26th Sep 2016

Original Poster

djdope

How about the missing key (#~)



It has that key.

OP thanks for the heads up, I'll wait until the new batch is released.

Picard123

Nah, this is more a Macbook knockoff. Macbook is a premium product and an … Nah, this is more a Macbook knockoff. Macbook is a premium product and an expensive one too. They simply don't compete IMO. This is bargain basement. Good if you're looking for something basic and cheap to take out and about with you and don't mind some of the potential glitches.



Yeah I meant more of a knockoff type clone....

stewie

Bare in mind that if it arrives DOA (or later develops a fault) you will … Bare in mind that if it arrives DOA (or later develops a fault) you will have to pay a small fortune for tracked shipping back to China... or they will offer you a small partial refund if you decide to keep it (I speak from experience!) Gearbest, Aliexpress & Bangood are great for low cost items, but I won't be gambling with higher priced stuff again from China.. will stick with a UK seller...



hi, as for DOA , based on our newest and updated policy, risk-free, now
gearbest.com/abo…tml

Gearbest Store Rep.Alice
[email protected]gearbest.com

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stewie

Bare in mind that if it arrives DOA (or later develops a fault) you will … Bare in mind that if it arrives DOA (or later develops a fault) you will have to pay a small fortune for tracked shipping back to China... or they will offer you a small partial refund if you decide to keep it (I speak from experience!) Gearbest, Aliexpress & Bangood are great for low cost items, but I won't be gambling with higher priced stuff again from China.. will stick with a UK seller...



Yeah, that's always the risk. Some people don't mind the risk due to the low price. Others would rather pay more for a iron clad guarantee. Each to their own.

For those who are squeamish about buying something like this from China, and would prefer something more established, have a look at the Lenovo Thinkpad 13. Very good, and very well reviewed 13" laptop (albeit starting at £360).

shop.lenovo.com/gb/…ws/

I'm sorry Alice, but those terms for return of doa items are still not very inviting, and the risk of having to return an item which develops a fault during the 'guarantee' period is not worth taking for most items. I'll set up a return/inspection service inside the UK for you, if you want. It'll be much more appealing for UK customers.

Gearbest1

hi, as for DOA , based on our newest and updated policy, risk-free, now … hi, as for DOA , based on our newest and updated policy, risk-free, now http://www.gearbest.com/about/warranty-and-return.htmlGearbest Store [email protected]



'Up to $50'? Do you know how much tracked shipping costs from the UK?

Also it is you that decides if it's faulty, if you say no it's not that means paying out again for shipping a faulty product?

If you have a non-standard keyboard or need to remap any keys then use Keytweak, it's a very good piece of software that works via registry edits so there's no app running in the background affecting performance or being intrusive.

bleepingcomputer.com/dow…ak/

Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like many I'll use gearbest for low value purchases only.
Good description though OP - suitably objective

Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? Pretty sure there's Dual boot chromebooks out there for less than this.

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woldranger

Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like … Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like many I'll use gearbest for low value purchases only. Good description though OP - suitably objective



Thanks.

"Ultrabook" is just an Intel marketing term anyway. You can be rigid to their marketing specification but all it's designed to do is sell Intel chips at a higher price point. Doesn't mean an awful lot in the real world other than to suggest low TDP, 20/23mm FF, 9 hours battery idle, SSD speeds (or similar), etc.

If you want an all singing, all dancing 13-14" ultrabook style laptop, get an XPS13 or Macbook, but that's going to cost you upwards of £700 (I paid almost £800 for mine), not £150....

Look at the Asus 14" Eeebook. £229 but with Pentium, 2gb RAM, 32 eMMC, 1366x768 screen, and a higher weight/thickness: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

If I didn't already have a Chromebook - which I leave around all over the place as the price makes it semi-disposable - I'd seriously consider getting one of these for portable on the move computing without the worry of it getting lost or broken as the price is so low.

Fo3

Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? … Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? Pretty sure there's Dual boot chromebooks out there for less than this.



I love my Chromebook but there is simply software that is 100% Windows specific and where there is no ChromeOS or Linux equivalent. You're also getting 4gb / 64gb eMMC which is more than any Chromebook I've seen.


Edited by: "Picard123" 26th Sep 2016

Fo3

Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? … Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? Pretty sure there's Dual boot chromebooks out there for less than this.


Not with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 14'' FHD screen.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 26th Sep 2016

woldranger

Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like … Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like many I'll use gearbest for low value purchases only. Good description though OP - suitably objective

Fo3

Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? … Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? Pretty sure there's Dual boot chromebooks out there for less than this.



That Asus is pretty good but 2gb ram 32gb eMMC but in USA they do a model with 4gb ram and 128gb which would make it so much more appealing.

It's a good laptop for surfing and youtube, but not if you are doing office work. Even for Z8300, it's rather slow.

Original Poster

woldranger

Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like … Ultrabook?! How can they get away with using some of these terms? Like many I'll use gearbest for low value purchases only. Good description though OP - suitably objective

Fo3

Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? … Why exactly would anybody buy this over a chromebook? For Windows 10? Pretty sure there's Dual boot chromebooks out there for less than this.

ro888

It's a good laptop for surfing and youtube, but not if you are doing … It's a good laptop for surfing and youtube, but not if you are doing office work. Even for Z8300, it's rather slow.



Indeed! The Asus 4gb/128gb is a nice enough laptop (though not without its problems), but it's also $440 (£340) and you can't it in the UK.....



Are you kidding? If by office work you mean things like Word, Outlook and Excel etc, it's absolutely fine for those sort of applications. Office apps are fine even on a 15 year old PC. This is the same CPU as in the Microsoft Surface 3. Are you really suggesting that a Microsoft device cannot even properly run Microsoft's own software?? You do realise that millions of businesses use very low CPU spec PCs? Have you even looked up the hardware requirements of the various versions of MS Office? For Office 2016 its:

- 1 GHz processor
- 2GB RAM
- 3GB of available disk space; better to have some extra space for temp files
- Screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800
Edited by: "Picard123" 27th Sep 2016

89quidyoucantgowrong

I'm sorry Alice, but those terms for return of doa items are still not … I'm sorry Alice, but those terms for return of doa items are still not very inviting, and the risk of having to return an item which develops a fault during the 'guarantee' period is not worth taking for most items. I'll set up a return/inspection service inside the UK for you, if you want. It'll be much more appealing for UK customers.



Great ! your suggestion sounds quite appealing. Could you please let me know more details ?
As for our newest return policy, any such kind of advice to be better will be highly-appreciated ! thanks !


Gearbest Store Rep. Alice
You can contact me here : [email protected]gearbest.com

Gearbest1

Great ! your suggestion sounds quite appealing. Could you please let me … Great ! your suggestion sounds quite appealing. Could you please let me know more details ? As for our newest return policy, any such kind of advice to be better will be highly-appreciated ! thanks ! Gearbest Store Rep. AliceYou can contact me here : [email protected]



Have to say, returning an item for inspection to a UK based address, is MUCH more apealing than sending something back to China

Original Poster

poisondwarf

Have to say, returning an item for inspection to a UK based address, is … Have to say, returning an item for inspection to a UK based address, is MUCH more apealing than sending something back to China



That's always the way with low priced goods. You can always get an HP Stream 13 but you're not getting bang for your buck (£200) IMO:

johnlewis.com/hp-…=ds

Did anyone order one?

Junk.
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