The EZbook X4 is my first look at a laptop running the Gemini Lake processor. which is the Intel N4100 Celeron. Currently not many laptops exist with this processor, as it’s still very new. The Gemini Lake series launched over 6 months ago, but its availability continues to be scarce even to this day. Therefore Jumper is definitely ahead on this one!
The laptop has got 4 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD storage and a wonderful multi-stage backlit keyboard.
You probably have mixed feelings after this line, but don’t worry we will take a deep look into Jumper EzBook X4 so that you can decide consciously whether this laptop is the right choice for you.
Let’s dive right into it, by taking a quick look at the specs before further examination!
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Gemini Lake N4100 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.4GHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 600 Integrated Graphics|
|Display||14.0 inch FHD Screen|
|RAM||4GB DDR4L RAM up to 8GB|
|Expandable Storage||With MiscroSD|
The laptop sports a 14-inch full HD matte display at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which adds up to 157 pixels per inch. The aspect ratio of the screen is 16 by 9. EzBook X4 does not have an IPS panel, but instead uses a TN panel which means you’re not going to get as good viewing angles, the blacks are not going to be as deep and color is not going to be as vibrant as you would as if you had an IPS panel. Having said that, the display looks pretty good and I had absolutely 0 problems with it. it’s a pretty bright display, over 300 nits. But when you’re viewing from a deep angle or off to the side you’ll notice the difference. Bezels on the other hand are very good. They’re not too thick as you normally find on a budget laptops.
Keyboard / Trackpad
If the display let you down, then the keyboard will certainly reward you.
This has one of the best keyboards I’ve ever used on a budget laptop. Going by feel, this is most likely a metal keyboard.
It’s seriously good. it’s got really good key travel and the keys are nicely spaced out so you don’t feel like your fingers are running out of space Tactile feedback is also superb.
Something you don’t normally see from a budget laptop especially in the $300 range, is a multi-stage backlight. And it works really well. Keys light up evenly and it makes browsing a breeze, when your in a low light or a dimly-lit environment.
Moving to the touchpad, it is nicely sized and works with absolute precision. I was able to use my two-finger scrolling and Windows 10 finger gestures on it.
CPU / GPU
Celeron N4100 is a quad-core 64-bit x86 mobile microprocessor introduced by Intel in late 2017. This processor is based on Goldmont Plus microarchitecture and is manufactured on a 14 nm process. The N4100 operates at 1.1 GHz and a burst frequency of 2.4 GHz with a TDP of 6 W and an SDP of 4.8 W. This MPU incorporates Intel’s UHD Graphics 600 GPU operating at 200 MHz with a burst frequency of 700 MHz.
The Intel UHD Graphics 600 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation. The video engine decodes H.265/HEVC (8b and 10b) and VP9 completely in hardware. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2a/eDP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0a (including HDCP 2.2).
If all this technical information made you tired, stick with me cause we are near the end.
RAM / SSD
Moving on, this laptop has one more great attribute. It sports a built-in SSD with 128GB capacity. What’s great about it, is that most laptops at this price range (and even higher) use EMMC or even HDD storage. So having an SSD at such a lower price is a big thing. The SSD is manufactured by Biwin and has impressive performance.
These are some recent SSD benchmarks from another user:
Of course, you could always use your own SSD if you would like, since Jumper gives you the option to easily insert your own drive by unscrewing the little door at the bottom of the laptop.
The SSD slot is 2242, but can also take all common sizes. 2242, 2260 and 2280.
Moving to the RAM, we have good news and bad news to tell you.
The bad news is that it only has 4 gigabytes of RAM.
The good news is that Jumper didn’t use DDR3 ram as we are used to seeing in this price range but insted used DDR4 clocked at 2400mhz.
What does that mean?
Well, it means that it’s going to be much faster.
So all in all, while I would have liked more RAM in total (6GB or 8GB) im fairly content with the DDR4.
This is good news for light users (browsing, watching movies etc) as their RAM will be faster, but bad news for users wanting heavy usage out of their laptop (gaming, video rendering etc) as in these cases you certainly need more RAM.
Port selection is adequate. Looking at the right side you will find your microSD card slot for storage expansion, USB type A 3.0 and you a 3.5 mm headset Jack along with your charging port. On the left side you have another USB 3.0 type A and a micro HDMI to connect to a TV or a monitor.
Speakers & Webcam
The speakers are located above the keyboard. They’re actually okay for a $300 laptop. It’s certainly not premium sounding that’s for sure, but they will get the job done.
There’s also a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam which is also sufficient. Don’t expect too much here either.
Overall build quality is surprisingly very good. Jumper did a great job as this laptop looks and feels like a very high-end premium device. The metal keyboard and premium trackpad add to the whole image. It certainly doesn’t look like a $300 laptop that’s for sure.
A very thin light and elegant laptop which weighs only 2.9 lb for my American friends and 1.3 kg for the rest of the world.
This computer is great for anyone looking to buy an entry level laptop which also looks and feels premium thanks to it’s metal construction, it’s backlit keyboard and overall thin and light presence.
On the other hand, 4GB of RAM may limit you if you are looking to do intensive work. Also if you are looking for a laptop to edit videos and pictures, you might want to look for a laptop with an IPS panel like Teclast F6 Pro.
I’ve given you everything you need to know about this laptop. Now it’s up to you.
I would love to hear your opinions about this laptop. Do you think Jumper did a good job?