Yepo 737S is a MacBook-style 128GB netbook for $200!


The Chinese notebookĀ market seems to be hotting up as more and more tablet makers turn to making laptops. While most of them don’t have much to differentiate between themselves, there does come a unicorn on the way every now and then!

While I wouldn’t call it a unicorn, the Yepo 737S is indeed something worth giving 2 minutes of your time to. It’s a 13.3″ notebook designed to look like Apple’s MacBook, and is powered by… guess what, the Z8300.

Besides that, the Yepo 737S has 4GB of RAM and an impressive 128GB of storage. While that is indeed impressive, the makers have cut corners elsewhere — one example is the battery, which is only 8000mAh. Nonetheless, the factory claims an 8 hour battery life anyway.

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Despite that, the asking price of $209 with global shipping included does look like something not too bad. In related news, we posted the Jumper EZBook Air review recently, which you should definitely check out.

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28 Comments

  1. Dinky Toy
    October 5, 2016

    the link (to the $202 presale price) is only a 64GB version…

    and besides a boring old CPU it is also only USB 2.0……………… nothing exciting here.

    • Raky_b
      October 6, 2016

      agree, but in other heand…200$.
      can’t finde bether for that..(even though, for me in Europe it would cost 60-70$ more, and it is without warranty of whatsoever….so it’s much smarther to ad 50$ more and buy something locally)

    • October 7, 2016

      Updated!

  2. joe mont
    October 5, 2016

    Its just too slow, we need AMD to come in and bring some decent ultrabook Zen chips.

  3. Dinky Toy
    October 6, 2016

    the link (to the $202 presale price) is only a 64GB version…

    and besides a boring old CPU it is also only USB 2.0……………… nothing exciting here.

    • bojan radovanovic
      October 6, 2016

      agree, but in other heand…200$.
      can’t finde bether for that..(even though, for me in Europe it would cost 60-70$ more, and it is without warranty of whatsoever….so it’s much smarther to ad 50$ more and buy something locally)

    • Yash Garg
      October 7, 2016

      Updated!

    • Yash Garg
      October 7, 2016

      Updated!

  4. Guest
    October 6, 2016

    Its just too slow, we need AMD to come in and bring some decent ultrabook Zen chips.

  5. NextHype
    October 6, 2016

    There is a lot of cheap laptop in China, we can find ’em easily browsing gearbest or whatever website. But we should go for well known brands like Teclast or Chuwi, not Yepo or EzBook, if we don’t have the slightest confidence in this brands.

    Please bring us valuable informations, like build quality, performance and battery life.

  6. SoniC
    October 6, 2016

    Z8300… aaaaaaand I stopped reading right there.

  7. NextHype
    October 6, 2016

    There is a lot of cheap laptop in China, we can find ’em easily browsing gearbest or whatever website. But we should go for well known brands like Teclast or Chuwi, not Yepo or EzBook, if we don’t have the slightest confidence in this brands.

    Please bring us valuable informations, like build quality, performance and battery life.

  8. NextHype
    October 6, 2016

    There is a lot of cheap laptop in China, we can find ’em easily browsing gearbest or whatever website. But we should go for well known brands like Teclast or Chuwi, not Yepo or EzBook, if we don’t have the slightest confidence in this brands.

    Please bring us valuable informations, like build quality, performance and battery life.

  9. SoniC
    October 6, 2016

    Z8300… aaaaaaand I stopped reading right there.

  10. Tremaine Underwood
    October 6, 2016

    People always jump down the Z8300’s throat. Not too sure why, I am guessing they have never actually used anything powered by one. I bought a Chuwi Hi12 recently and I am more then happy with the performance. I bought a dual booting version because I was skeptical about how usable windows would actually be. Now that I have it, I am kinda regretting that because Android is kinda a waste of space. Windows performs better then my work I7, because the simple fact is, the storage speed is the most important thing. CPU’s matter very little actually because very few apps really tax it. I run full Visual Studio 2012 on there and it compiles web apps as fast as my I7(it might even be slightly quicker). Its more then fast enough for the day to day things people do. Obviously with gaming it would fall flat, but what tablet won’t? There are Core M tablets out there, they just cost more.

    I really think you guys should cover tablets more, that would set you aside a bit from the rest of review sites out there.

    • Stef
      October 7, 2016

      I do. One has to have very little use of their device if Z8300 is enough. When I have as little use of a device … I don’t buy it.

      As for Z8300. I used it for compiling (python applets), it’s dog slow and eats the battery as if there is no tomorrow. I used it as a tablet and my $150 SD652 phone runs circles around it in mobile applications (facebook, messenger, etc).

      There is really nothing going on for it apart from Chinese vendors basically forcing it on us so some people feel the need to defend it. I don’t have to do that, I merely don’t buy subpar products…

      • Tremaine Underwood
        October 7, 2016

        Firstly what device was it, as I said the storage and ram combined with it makes a huge difference. Also which OS, because there is a big difference between the Android performance and the Win10 performance on the one I have. x86 architecture and Windows always play well together. I can’t comment on Python compiling, since I haven’t done it personally. Visual Studio performance in my case as I stated above was at least on par with my work laptop(I was compiling quite a large ASP.Net app of about 10 pages). Obviously if you are pushing the CPU 100% the i7 absolutely run rings around it, but the question is how many apps actually really tax a machine where the CPU is a bottleneck. General office apps, internet browsing, pdf’s all run flawlessly on it and because of the SSD in it, it feels faster then a laptop with a mechanical drive in it.

        Power uses probably shouldn’t be using tablets in the first place. Again there are tablets with core M and x8500/8700 chips in them, just not in this price range.

        I am trying to get through to buyers who would consider this but get put off by all the negative comments, when its not only the CPU in the device that’s important. Plus the tablet I have is more than capable when it comes to your average user.

        • Stef
          October 7, 2016

          The problem with this particular product though (the one in the article) is exactly the fact that it is supposed to be for productivity. I can see why compiling .net apps may not be particularly taxing even to this laptop. But try to go to something more taxing like multithreaded compilers or running semi-scientific instrumentation (for example for UI testing), or even the more regular things that many people like video and photo editing and finally gaming and you’d see that this particular atom is at least an order of magnitude below desktop offerings and several times slower than -even- laptop offerings.

          Obviously there are use cases that such a laptop would be useful, I just struggle to see why one should buy a laptop to begin with if his/her use cases are as meager. That was my point.

          You have a tablet so maybe things are slightly different there. But even for tablet use there are better SoCs that come to mind (at least twice as fast supporting faster ram and storage)…

  11. Tremaine Underwood
    October 6, 2016

    People always jump down the Z8300’s throat. Not too sure why, I am guessing they have never actually used anything powered by one. I bought a Chuwi Hi12 recently and I am more then happy with the performance. I bought a dual booting version because I was skeptical about how usable windows would actually be. Now that I have it, I am kinda regretting that because Android is kinda a waste of space. Windows performs better then my work I7, because the simple fact is, the storage speed is the most important thing. CPU’s matter very little actually because very few apps really tax it. I run full Visual Studio 2012 on there and it compiles web apps as fast as my I7(it might even be slightly quicker). Its more then fast enough for the day to day things people do. Obviously with gaming it would fall flat, but what tablet won’t? There are Core M tablets out there, they just cost more.

    I really think you guys should cover tablets more, that would set you aside a bit from the rest of review sites out there.

    • Stef
      October 7, 2016

      I do. One has to have very little use of their device if Z8300 is enough. When I have as little use of a device … I don’t buy it.

      As for Z8300. I used it for compiling (python applets), it’s dog slow and eats the battery as if there is no tomorrow. I used it as a tablet and my $150 SD652 phone runs circles around it in mobile applications (facebook, messenger, etc).

      There is really nothing going on for it apart from Chinese vendors basically forcing it on us so some people feel the need to defend it. I don’t have to do that, I merely don’t buy subpar products…

    • Tremaine Underwood
      October 7, 2016

      Firstly what device was it, as I said the storage and ram combined with it makes a huge difference. Also which OS, because there is a big difference between the Android performance and the Win10 performance on the one I have. x86 architecture and Windows always play well together. I can’t comment on Python compiling, since I haven’t done it personally. Visual Studio performance in my case as I stated above was at least on par with my work laptop(I was compiling quite a large ASP.Net app of about 10 pages). Obviously if you are pushing the CPU 100% the i7 absolutely run rings around it, but the question is how many apps actually really tax a machine where the CPU is a bottleneck. General office apps, internet browsing, pdf’s all run flawlessly on it and because of the SSD in it, it feels faster then a laptop with a mechanical drive in it.

      Power uses probably shouldn’t be using tablets in the first place. Again there are tablets with core M and x8500/8700 chips in them, just not in this price range.

      I am trying to get through to buyers who would consider this but get put off by all the negative comments, when its not only the CPU in the device that’s important. Plus the tablet I have is more than capable when it comes to your average user.

    • Stef
      October 7, 2016

      The problem with this particular product though (the one in the article) is exactly the fact that it is supposed to be for productivity. I can see why compiling .net apps may not be particularly taxing even to this laptop. But try to go to something more taxing like multithreaded compilers or running semi-scientific instrumentation (for example for UI testing), or even the more regular things that many people like video and photo editing and finally gaming and you’d see that this particular atom is at least an order of magnitude below desktop offerings and several times slower than -even- laptop offerings.

      Obviously there are use cases that such a laptop would be useful, I just struggle to see why one should buy a laptop to begin with if his/her use cases are as meager. That was my point.

      You have a tablet so maybe things are slightly different there. But even for tablet use there are better SoCs that come to mind (at least twice as fast supporting faster ram and storage)…

    • Stef
      October 7, 2016

      The problem with this particular product though (the one in the article) is exactly the fact that it is supposed to be for productivity. I can see why compiling .net apps may not be particularly taxing even to this laptop. But try to go to something more taxing like multithreaded compilers or running semi-scientific instrumentation (for example for UI testing), or even the more regular things that many people like video and photo editing and finally gaming and you’d see that this particular atom is at least an order of magnitude below desktop offerings and several times slower than -even- laptop offerings.

      Obviously there are use cases that such a laptop would be useful, I just struggle to see why one should buy a laptop to begin with if his/her use cases are as meager. That was my point.

      You have a tablet so maybe things are slightly different there. But even for tablet use there are better SoCs that come to mind (at least twice as fast supporting faster ram and storage)…

  12. Wolvie
    October 9, 2016

    Sorry but i really don’t trust atom SOC anymore for anything serious. Maybe only for very simple use like streaming youtube, internet browsing, a bit excel, word works. then yeah Z8300 is ok.

    Anything that need more engine power like photoshop, Video Encoding, etc. Forget it, you will vomit blood using this impotent SOC.

    2 days ago i just helping my friend to re-do his Asus Transformer T100TA. This one got Atom Zxxxx series something that i forget. Darn stupid sloooooooooooooooww SOC.

  13. Guest
    October 9, 2016

    Sorry but i really don’t trust atom SOC anymore for anything serious. Maybe only for very simple use like streaming youtube, internet browsing, a bit excel, word works. then yeah Z8300 is ok.

    Anything that need more engine power like photoshop, Video Encoding, etc. Forget it, you will vomit blood using this impotent SOC.

    2 days ago i just helping my friend to re-do his Asus Transformer T100TA. This one got Atom Zxxxx series something that i forget. Darn stupid sloooooooooooooooww SOC.

  14. Alex
    October 10, 2016

    Hopefully soon (probably within Q2-2017) they’ll start using the Z8350. No, that won’t make those devices moneyworthy but they’ll be able to perform basic tasks at an acceptable speed. And yes, I have had used devices with Z8300. I’m currently using an Asus T100HA… The Z8500 does make a difference, not much but it does.

  15. Alex
    October 10, 2016

    Hopefully soon (probably within Q2-2017) they’ll start using the Z8350. No, that won’t make those devices moneyworthy but they’ll be able to perform basic tasks at an acceptable speed. And yes, I have had used devices with Z8300. I’m currently using an Asus T100HA… The Z8500 does make a difference, not much but it does.

  16. Alex
    October 10, 2016

    Hopefully soon (probably within Q2-2017) they’ll start using the Z8350. No, that won’t make those devices moneyworthy but they’ll be able to perform basic tasks at an acceptable speed. And yes, I have had used devices with Z8300. I’m currently using an Asus T100HA… The Z8500 does make a difference, not much but it does.