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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
EZbook X3 to surf the Internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Jumper with this EZbook X3.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13.3 inches size. This laptop is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this EZbook X3 on your lap. The materials appear to be designed to last several years. The engineers fromJumper have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Apollo Lake N3350; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 6 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 64 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. Jumper is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
EZbook X3 the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Jumper offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this EZbook X3 is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13.3, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.35 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this EZbook X3 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this EZbook X3. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the EZbook X3 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Apollo Lake N3350 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Jumper installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one HD Graphics 500, which with 6 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this EZbook X3 one. You get 10 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Is EZbook X3 planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this EZbook X3 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 13.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
This EZbook X3 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
The processor Intel Apollo Lake N3350 is inferior to other competitive products.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 64 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 13.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
On the connector side, it EZbook X3 has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Jumper clearly provides with this EZbook X3 a very good choice for the trip.
EZbook X3 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this EZbook X3meets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Jumper, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Apollo Lake N3350 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of Jumper have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The EZbook X3 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
With the EZbook X3, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
EZbook X3 for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Jumper in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for Jumper this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 64 Gb.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.35 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
An excellent autonomy of 10 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Is the EZbook X3 adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this EZbook X3 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.35 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this EZbook X3 is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the EZbook X3….
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The EZbook X3 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– listening to music and watching videos
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing