There are several Chinese tablet PC makers we like to tell about. Jumper is one of them. And though many can be familiar with this company thanks to TV boxes like the MX3 mini, we have already managed to explore the key features of a couple Jumper laptops dubbed as the Jumper EZBook Air and EZBook 2. On the other hand, have got acquainted with tablet PCs like the Teclast TBook 12 Pro/16 Pro, Onda OBook 20 Plus, Chuvi V10 Plus, oBook Wave 10, and many more. I mean we have found a half dozen outstanding transformer PCs and it will be very difficult for the Jumper Ezpad 4SE to compete with them. Plus, we have to compare this model with its ancestor to find out whether there are actual changes or not.
Jumper Ezpad 4SE Build Quality
The advantage and the source of issues of transformer PCs are the same – their nature. Being a tablet and a laptop at the same time means it can be used for different purposes, thus it should correspond many requirements. But on the other hand this nature limits not allowing manufacturers to pack them with a list of features. The same problem exists for the Ezpad 4SE too. When the keyboard is not installed the Jumper Ezpad 4SE looks like a regular tablet. But when the peripheral is connected to it, you can’ differ it from a regular 10-inch laptop.
As for the appearance, the Jumper Ezpad 4SE looks identical to its predecessor the Ezpad 4S. Thus it has not capacitive buttons on the front carrying only a 0.3MP front camera for video chat and a 10.6-inch IPS screen at a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels (720p HDTV). However, there are too much space left between the edges and the screen that causes many inconvenience when using the device, plus, almost all high end tablet PCs have managed to avoid this design and they look more attractive. When the tablet boosts in Windows mode there is a Windows logo – home touch button on the opposite side of the camera below the screen.
The back panel is made of ABS, but it also has an additional rubberized covering. Probably, it’s made to make the tablet more rugged. There is also the company’s logo and a 2MP rear camera apart from several printed icons to show which ports are there.
The dock connector is on the bottom side. The unlock bottom along with the volume rocker are on the top, while the rest of ports are located on the right side. It carries an earphone, a DC charger, a standard USB port, a mini HDMI port, a micro USB port and TF card slot.
The Jumper Ezpad 4SE comes at dimensions of 27.83 x 16.97 x 1.10 cm and weighs 640 grams. Thus this model is a bit thicker than its processor and a bit heavier. No color options info is available at this moment, but I guess it will available in dark grey and brown versions unlike the original Ezpad 4S that is sold only in white color with orange bezels.
Jumper Ezpad 4SE Performance
This tablet PC is packed with an Intel Atom “Bay Trail” Z3735F quad-core processor clocked at 1.33GHz that can be boosted up to 1.83GHz thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology. This 64 bit CPU is paired with an Intel HD Graphic (Gen8), a 2GB of DDR3L RAM and a 32GB eMMC ROM. The latter can also be expanded up to 128GB via TF card slot. The processor comes with 14nm technology that provides an acceptable performance. The manufacturer says the GPU is identical what you can find on many desktop computers supporting Direct X11, open GL3.2 and HTML5 hardware acceleration. It’s clocked at 646MHz, which is not that bad, as you can assume.
As for the comparison, the Jumper Ezpad 4S sports an Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 64bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.44GHz that can be boosted up to 1.84GHz. It is paired with the same hardware what we have seen on the advanced model. It’ said to support H.265 4K video at 30fps, and 1080p video at 120fps. Though I haven’t tested these handsets and at the moment I can’t provide a benchmark results, it seems to me the earlier model is the way powerful.
The Jumper Ezpad 4SE is powered with a 6600mAh high polymer battery that can provide a lifetime for about 4-8 hours. Thus the manufacturer didn’t touch the battery. Plus, the Ezpad 4SE has inherited a great feature – thanks to DC adapter and a micro USB port it comes with a dual charge option.
It’s unnecessary to say the Jumper Ezpad 4SE supports dual boot, thus you can run either Windows 10 or Android 5.1.
As you see, the Jumper Ezpad 4SE is not better than its predecessor. Moreover, I am sure the letter SE stand for Special Edition that can simply mean we are dealing with another version of the original 4S packed with another set of features. That’s why the Jumper Ezpad 4SE is bit cheaper than the original model. The Ezpad 4SE is ready for pre-orders at a price tag of $122, while its predecessor is sold for $132. As a reminder, the detachable keyboard should be acquired for an extra cost. However, it remains unknown how much the keyboard will cost, but I guess it will be something around $25 like what we have seen at the Jumper Ezpad 4S. At last, the tablet PC will be shipped on October 5. So before you decide to get it, the retailers will start selling it freely.