Surface Laptop Review: A Sexy Premium Laptop, But Is it Worth It?

I was really looking forward to this one and I am happy to report it was worth the wait.  It has probably one of the best builds I have ever seen in a laptop.  I am really liking its alcantara material on the inside and the magnesium alloy on the outside.  I will be doing a head to head look at this and the Cube Thinker i35.  Should make for an interesting competition.

Microsoft Surface Laptop: http://amzn.to/2sKdJll

Specs:

Technical Details

Screen Size 13.5 inches
Max Screen Resolution 2256×1504 pixels
Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM 8 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Card Description Integrated
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Other Technical Details
Brand Name Microsoft
Item model number DAG-00001
Operating System Windows 10 S
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 0.6 x 12.1 x 8.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.57 x 12.13 x 8.79 inches
Color Platinum
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Flash Memory Size 256.0
Hard Drive Interface Solid State
Optical Drive Type None

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Chuwi LapBook 12.3: Unboxing and First Look

 

What do you get when you take a metal body and pair it with a Surface Pro/Surface Pro 4 Display?  You get this, the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 and I really like so far.  Great display and really good build makes this a winner especially at $300 or less.  The full review is coming soon.  Stay tuned…

 

Chuwi LapBook 12.3: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=128…

Jumper EZBook 3 Pro “Dual Band Wifi” version: Jumper EZBook 3 Pro (Dual Band)

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=128…

Transcend SATA 3 SSD: http://amzn.to/2rQVMjt

Specs:

Specification
Basic Information
Brand: CHUWI
Model: LapBook 12.3
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU Series: Intel Celeron
CPU: Intel Celeron N3450
Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
Caching: 2MB L2
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 500
Graphics Card Frequency: 200MHz – 700MHz
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4W
Threading: 4
Storage
RAM: 6GB
RAM Type: DDR3
RAM Slot Quantity: Three
Hard Disk Memory: 64GB EMMC
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Network
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
Display
Screen size: 12.3 inch
Display Ratio: 16:9
Screen resolution: 2736 x 1824
Screen type: IPS
Camera
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 0.3MP
Connectivity
USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
Mini HDMI slot: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
General
Battery Type: 7.6V / 8000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Standby time: 7-8 hours
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A
Material of back cover: Plastic
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Built-in Dual Channel Speaker
MIC: Supported
Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages
Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents
Charger: 1
English Manual : 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions
Product size: 29.30 x 20.00 x 1.50 cm / 11.54 x 7.87 x 0.59 inches
Package size: 34.00 x 25.50 x 7.50 cm / 13.39 x 10.04 x 2.95 inches
Product weight: 1.0430 kg
Package weight: 2.6580 kg

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Jumper EZBook 3 Pro Review: with SSD Installation

After using the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro for two weeks, I have really come to the conclusion that this is a great offering out of China.  And the fact that this is on Sale right now for $259 US, it’s a downright steal.

More information below:

 

Jumper EZBoook 3 Pro: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1280615&b=573201&m=52031&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Egearbest%2Ecom%2Flaptops%2Fpp%5F620750%2Ehtml%3Fwid%3D11

Transcend SATA 3 SSD: http://amzn.to/2r8YGNE

Specs:

Main Features:
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS
Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen
Intel Apollo Lake N3450 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.2GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it
13.3 inch FHD IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Offering good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen boasts impressive high-quality images
6GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking, up to 8GB
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
64GB eMMC Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
128GB TF Card Expansion
Accepts compatible card up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion
Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
2.0MP front camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friends
Bluetooth 4.0

 

 

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Shieldon Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+: Premium Cases That Won’t Break the Bank

Folks, theses are really good cases that won’t break the bank. I especially like the leather wallet style case.  It is genuine leather and is high quality.  It also offers some protection.  For those that want more protection go with the the Sunrise Series as it has TPU specially made to protect your S8 and S8+.

What’s even better is that they are offering a 20% discount if you purchase it from their website and 10% off their Amazon store.  Links are below.

Website: http://www.shieldoncase.com/, 20% off code SDCODE20 works for the entire website, code expires on Jun.16th

Shieldon Galaxy S8+ leather case: http://amzn.to/2pEwDW9
Shieldon Galaxy S8+ back case: http://amzn.to/2rpRGg0

10% off code SDCODE10 works for all Shieldon Amazon stores
Like Shieldon on FB for giveaway updates: https://www.facebook.com/shieldoncase/

Samsung Galaxy S8+: http://amzn.to/2r2rUBT

Samsung Galaxy S8: http://amzn.to/2sE1MdI

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Unboxing & First Impressions: Plus Giveaway!

This is the unboxing and first impressions of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 by AMDtech.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Giveaway: https://gleam.io/tLIx9/xiaomi-mi-pad-…

The giveaway ends on June 17, 2017.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3: https://www.banggood.com/XIAOMI-Mi-pa…

Also Banggood has a deal of Cube iPlay 10:
https://deals.banggood.com/deals/edm/…

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Specs:

Model XIAOMI Mipad 3 Global Rom
CPU MTK MT8176,Featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 2.1GHz
GPU IMG GX6250
System MIUI 8
RAM 4GB LPDDR3
Capacity 64GB eMMC5.0
Screen 7.9 Inch IPS Capacitive Screen
Resolution 2048*1536,326 ppi

Extend Card Support
Camera Front 5.0 MP, Rear 13.0MP Auto focus

WIFI 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Support
GPS Support
Gravity
Sensor Support

Audio AAC/MP3/AMR/FLAC/WAV
Picture JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF
Video MP4/M4V/MKV/XVID
Language Multi-language

Microphone Built-in
Speaker Built-in
I/O Port 1 x Type-C port
1 x 3.5mm Earphone port
Battery 3.8V / 6600mAh
Weight 328g
Size 200.4*132.6*6.95mm Package Included 1 x XIAOMI Mi Pad 3 Global Rom Tablet PC
1 x USB Cable
1 x Charger(5V 2A Quick Charge)
1 x Adapter (the adapter depends on the country of the buyer.)

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Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is Coming

I have a Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 on order from gearbest and paid $319.

Here is the link:  Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 

This one looks interesting with its 12.3 inch Screen with 2736 x 1824 Resolution It has as 6 GB RAM 64 GB eMMc and an open M.2 SATA  slot to put your own SSD.  It has wireless AC and a 12.3-in 2k display which is non-touch and fully laminated (I hope).  Specs are below:

 

Specification

Basic Information Brand: CHUWI
Model: LapBook 12.3
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU Series: Intel Celeron
CPU: Intel Celeron N3450
Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
Caching: 2MB L2
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 500
Graphics Card Frequency: 200MHz – 700MHz
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4W
Threading: 4
Storage RAM: 6GB
RAM Type: DDR3
RAM Slot Quantity: Three
Hard Disk Memory: 64GB EMMC
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Network WIFI: 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
Display 12.3 inch Screen with 2736 x 1824 Resolution

Display Ratio: 3:2

Screen type: Capacitive

Camera Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 0.3MP
Connectivity USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
Mini HDMI slot: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
General Battery Type: 7.6V / 8000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Standby time: 7-8 hours
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 2A
Material of back cover: Plastic
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Built-in Dual Channel Speaker
MIC: Supported
Media Formats Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents Charger: 1
English Manual : 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions Product size: 29.30 x 20.00 x 1.50 cm / 11.54 x 7.87 x 0.59 inches
Package size: 34.00 x 25.50 x 7.50 cm / 13.39 x 10.04 x 2.95 inches
Product weight: 1.0430 kg
Package weight: 2.6580 kg

Jumper EZBook 3 Pro Now $279

Another great deal.  The Jumper EZBook 3 Pro is now only $279 over at Banggood.  What surprised me the most is its all-metal build and great design.  I love its FHD matte display and the fact that it also has 6 GB RAM and a open M.2 SATA 3 slot.  My review and ssd installation video will be posted soon. Stay tuned.  Until then, check out my unboxing and first impressions:

Jumper EZBook 3 Pro:
Specs:
Basic Information
Brand: Jumper
Model: EZBOOK 3 PRO
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU: Intel APOLLO LAKE N3450
Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
Caching: 2MB L2
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics 500
Graphics Capacity: 2G
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4W
Threading: 4
Storage
RAM: 6GB
RAM Type: DDR3
External Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Hard Disk Memory: 64GB EMMC
Network
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
Display
Screen size: 13.3 inch
Display Ratio: 16:9
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Screen type: IPS
Camera
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 2.0MP
Connectivity
TF card slot: Yes
USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
Mini HDMI slot: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
General
Battery Type: 9600mAh Polymer Battery
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 3A
Material of back cover: Aluminum Alloy
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Supported
MIC: Supported
Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages
Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents
Charger: 1
English Manual : 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions
Product size: 31.50 x 20.85 x 1.50 cm / 12.4 x 8.21 x 0.59 inches
Package size: 38.50 x 31.50 x 8.50 cm / 15.16 x 12.4 x 3.35 inches
Product weight: 1.3930 kg
Package weight: 2.3670 kg

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Cube Thinker i35 Now $599

My favorite laptop out of China is now on sale for $599 over at
Banggood: https://www.banggood.com/CUBE-Thinker…
This is a great deal for the Surface Book Display laptop with very few compromises.  It has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage.   Top that off with premium all-metal build and you have a winner.  Totally worth it at this low price.

Check out my review:

 

Specs:

Brand: Cube
Model: Thinker
Type: Notebook
OS: Windows 10
CPU Brand: Intel
Core: 1GHz,Dual Core
Caching: 4MB
Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 615
Graphics Card Frequency: 300MHz – 900MHz
Process Technology: 14nm
Power Consumption: 4.5W
Threading: 4
Storage
RAM: 8GB
RAM Type: LPDDR3
RAM Slot Quantity: One
Hard Disk Memory: 256GB SSD
Hard Disk Interface Type: M.2
Network
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
Bluetooth: 4.0
WLAN Card: Yes
LAN Card: Yes
Display
Screen size: 13.5 inch
Display Ratio: 3:2
Screen resolution: 3000 x 2000
Screen type: IPS
Camera
Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 2.0MP
Connectivity
USB Host: Yes (2x USB 3.0 Host)
DC Jack: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
Type-C: Yes
General
Battery Type: 7.6V / 5000mAh, Li-ion polymer battery
Charging Time.: 3-4 hours
Standby time: 8-10 hours
AC adapter: 100-240V 12V 3A
Material of back cover: All Metal
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Built-in Dual Channel Speaker
MIC: Supported
Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Languages
Languages: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi
Package Contents
Charger: 1
Notebook: 1
Dimensions
Product size: 31.30 x 23.70 x 1.40 cm / 12.32 x 9.33 x 0.55 inches
Package size: 42.00 x 28.50 x 6.50 cm / 16.54 x 11.22 x 2.56 inches
Product weight: 1.6880 kg
Package weight: 3.4850 kg

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