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For the non-believers out there, here is how you get your Asus to run 8-12 hrs as a Server: video

Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.
Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.

A few folks have questioned me about the Asus Z580CA lasting as long as it does as a server when running as a backup here, and I am now going to show you how to get that battery life extended, well beyond what you might expect from this less than easy on a battery device!

It is really quite simple. There are but a few steps that you need to do to use a fully charged tablet for pretty much half the day as a server. You will be surprised just how easy this is…

The steps are as follows:

  • Start with a fully charged Tablet. Clear anything in the applications list!
  • Turn on your web server, in this case KSweb. Now point your router to it.
  • Go into display settings and set the display to sleep: never
  • Now turn your display brightness to minimum,
  • Last open Chrome and close the default tab and you have a nice dark screen.
  • Charge your Asus after about 10-11 hrs of use.

For those who must have video see below.

Tim

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The Asus Z580CA Has Decent Battery Life When Run as a Server!

Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.
Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.

So if set up correctly and running on just the battery, the Asus Z580CA makes quite a decent little web server!

I turned it on about 9am today and here at 5pm or thereabouts the battery is still looking good! (click the image above to see).

Of course I am still selling it because I need to explore a Windows 10 Tablet with a bigger screen size. But I still think this is one of the best tablets in this size range you can buy.

Tim

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So apparently I AM surrounded by Idiots! Reading is Fundamental Folks!

idiots1I made a decision last night to sell my Asus Z580CA tablet and today was greeted by 2 phone calls, who failed to leave a voice mail, not understanding that some of us work all day and are not attached to our phones.  Folks I ain’t psychic! If I see a number I don’t know I check the area code and then 9 out of 10 times delete the call record.

I also got an offer for well below insulting, from some crackerhead who thought I was in the charity business.

Last but not least, I got the usual Craigslist scammer, who offers a complex explanation in a text, of why they are out of the area (with a Canada area code) and then offers more than the product is worth new and a cashiers check. I have never sold ANYTHING to a legit buyer who didn’t try to lower the price, (that folks is a flag, either do not respond or tell them to go screw themselves).

It simply boggles my mind the number of folks who do not understand the words, “cash only, no shipping, no delays,local only”.

It simply amazes me just how dumb the younger generation is. Zero common sense and they want someone else to do their thinking/reading for them.

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A Few hours with the Asus X553SA Convince Tim to get a Dual Boot Tablet!

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Yep, VMWare works fine on Windows 10

So after some extensive testing tonight I have determined that I can run a Virtual Machine on Windows 10 so therefore I am going to get a dual boot tablet with Windows 10 on it so I can run this server.

The performance of the Asus laptop was quite impressive! However, I will still need to figure out how to let the tablet sleep and keep the Wifi “always on”, but that can not be as difficult as setting up a VM and configuring Apache server.

Now you may wonder how I am able to run that test considering I having Windows 7 at home? The answer is quite simple, I ran all the tests on my Asus X553SA notebook, with a VMWARE server installed running Debian 8.2.

So that means my Asus Z580CA is now up for sale!

Tim

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I cut it a bit thin today….1% battery when arriving home.

Methinks I cut that pretty close! Note the battery percentage
Methinks I cut that pretty close! Note the battery percentage

I think I cut it right down to the wire today on battery use on the DTX10….look at the image to understand, if you are clueless.

However, the battery did last from 8:15am until the time on the screen, so not so bad for a battery powered server!

For a cheap tablet, it does have a great battery!

Tim

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