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A Tablet PC For $170 [Greg Laden's Blog]

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:41
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I have another tablet review for you. (See the bottom of the post for some followup on my last review.) This is a “tablet PC” meaning a tablet that runs a full on PC operating system, as opposed to a tablet-oriented operating system.

The Jumper EZpad 5SE Tablet PC is a pretty high performance tablet with an exceptionally low cost, and worth a look especially if you are a Windows user. The tablet comes with Windows 10, and a most notably, a magic “magnetic stylus.”

The screen and stylus use electromagnetic technology. So, you can hold the stylus over the screen, and it still interacts magically with the device. The stylus has a button on it, so when you are doing this spooky and very cool action at a distance, you can click on something or produce some other result. The stylus can also be touched on the screen, and is pressure sensitive. Given all these attributes, you can use the stylus to draw in ways not previously seen before on a tablet or computer. By me. Maybe you have. This is like the Samsung S Pen, as far as I can tell. It is, as I say, very cool.

The tablet also comes with a built in stand (see photo above) which has two positions. This allows what is essentially a small highly portable Windows computer to work with a keyboard and mouse in a very convenient way. (Of course, you don’t need a mouse, but many will be more comfortable).

This tablet has excellent specs including:

  • Intel Cherry Trail X8300 Quad C ore 1.44 GH plus processor.
  • A 10.6 inch screen (IPS, 1920X1080). The screen is very clear and provides excellent wide angle viewing.
  • Intel HD graphics save power and allow high end graphics use.
  • There are 4 GB of DDR3 Ram and 64GB of storage, and a slot for a micro SC card.
  • The device has an HDMI output, front and read cameras, blue tooth and wireless, etc.
  • There are two standard USB outlets and a micro USB, aside from the HDMI
  • It is designed to work, optionally, with a keyboard, but unfortuantely I did not test out the keyboard and they are currently out of stock at GearBest, where this device is most readily available.

Also, the device is uncannily light, at least in my estimation. I will probably be watching Amazon Prime videos on it.

NOTE: I just got this info I’ll pass on to you. If you use this coupon code, the price of the device drops to 168.29. I’m not sure how long that is good for.


GearBest ships the product via DHL and that works great to the US in my experience.

You can charge the device through one of the USB slots, but you can also use an external brick, not supplied but readily available (the kind with the extra small connector thingie).


And now, on a different but related matter …

Earlier, I had reviewed the Teclast Tbook, but I hadn’t said much about the keyboard. I’ve since played around with the keyboard, and I have to say that,for the price, it is very much worth it. It turns the PC tablet into a small computers. This, among other things, lets you interact with your android world with a pretty OK Keyboard (comparable to, and similar to, the Mac keyboard). Why would you do that? As a writer, I am shocked that anyone would ask such a questions. Keyboards!

This is the link to the keyboard.


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