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Today’s Test Project: How Long Can The Hi12 Run As a Server?

Originally posted 2017-06-04 05:52:39.

It isn’t dead yet…after 12 hrs!

I have boasted quite a bit about battery life on the Hi12 and it is quite good, but starting last evening at roughly 6 pm CDT (06/03/17) it was tasked with being the server here.

It is now 0535 hrs and the battery is at….wait for it…..

….patience…. Yep we are at 66%!

Folks that is almost 12 hrs so far and we ain’t  halfway done! Keep in mind this is a tablet using the ComFast dual band adapter, which due to the annoying brilliant blue LED uses a wee bit more energy than one would want, but the trade-off is the super fast WiFi connect, in my case 433 MB/s.

The server you are reading this on IS the Hi12...at least until the battery gives out…so I shall post updates throughout the day.

Latest update, 1815 hrs CDT…17% I have decided at this point that 24 hrs is enough to prove a point and we are now back on the charger!

That is all,

Tim

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The Hi12 Tablet Battery Just Doesn’t Quit! As a Server It Could Possibly Last 22 Plus Hours!

I am running the site here on the Hi12 and using the HiBook as the “notebook” today, along with the trusty K480 Logitech keyboard, which incidentally is now at 7 months since the last battery change…yeah, not bad.

The battery of course on the Hi12 has got to be the best battery for a 12 inch class tablet ever. Sure you need to make sure to use all battery saving techniques, settings and  just a lot of common sense. But all I can say is HOLLEE SHEEET, this thing is light years above any other tablet I have ever owned and in some ways better than my BLU Studio Energy 2 phone, which, well, lasts days and days….okay I will shut up about it.

Here is what the Hi12 itself thinks….

Now there are issues, with both the Hi12 and the HiBook when it comes to the WiFi. Both devices tend to have the adapter crash randomly. I do not profess to know why as temps,(thermals) on both devices are very low, but I suspect that the lack of a clear signal due to the all metal construction might be an issue.

Of course there is always the ComFast Dual Band Wireless adapter there to save the day. It is after all external, and therefore not blocked by all that metal that acts as a shield/ground to radio frequency energy.  But the fact that the WiFi adapter on both Chuwi devices simply shuts down, points to some other issue. The only way to get it back is generally a reboot. Obviously the ComFast adapter does not have these issues, but on the other hand it does drain lots of battery juice. Especially on the HiBook, not so much an issue on the Hi12, because of the enormous battery, (11,000 mAh), which tends to make it a total non-issue on the device.

So that is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi Hi12 Battery Life: Far Better Than I Thought It Would Be

The Chuwi Hi12 and the Logitech K480

I have been using the Chuwi Hi12 now for a almost 2 weeks and for basic office chores in Windows 10 it beats any tablet/laptop I have ever owned. I run it with a pretty short screen timeout of 2 minutes and the brightness just under 50%

My average day consists of updating several websites, uploading images and videos of new cars in stock onto the server and editing various Excel and Word files and of course answering email. That also includes my checking my two personal sites, both this one and Tim’s Tablet Web Site.

So at the end of roughly a 9 hr day how much battery do I have left? Today is was 49%! Yeah, I could have easily gotten another 3 hrs of work related tasks out of it easily. That is roughly the average I have seen, anywhere from 46% to 53% battery remaining.

You can still find one of these for a reasonable $235 from Banggood.com.

That is all for now,

Tim

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It is Time Again for The HiBook News, Today: Battery Life

So I left the house at roughly 8 am this morning to go to work and I did not arrive home until roughly 9:30 PM.

During that time span the Chuwi HiBook ran this server for roughly 13 hrs and 29 minutes on battery! When I arrived home I fully expected to see the tablet was shutdown, but, surprise, it was still running and still had 9% battery left.

Obviously this isn’t real world type usage, since the display is basically off all day, but there is still a virtual Linux server running and search engine bots hitting it all day long. Obviously when used in real world applications for video viewing or just web related activities and spreadsheets I normally get a solid 6 hrs out of the HiBook.

I just keep wondering how much longer it would run if I had bought the HiBook Pro, which has a larger battery.

Tim

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Just Another Battery Test on The Chuwi HiBook Today.

gas-guageLast evening I left the HiBook plugged into the USB port on my Dell PC and let it charge all evening. Of course the current out of a standard USB port is woefully inadequate for charging, although it will eventually charge a battery.

This morning I switched the server here back onto the Chuwi, after firing up the VM inside Windows 10. The charge level was at 85% when I unplugged it and left for the day at 7:57 am CDT. When I arrived home I was greeted with 35% remaining battery. So as far as I am concerned the battery on this device is perfectly adequate for web server duties.

I have had similar results on previous occasions. So for now I am done worrying about battery life at least related to use as a web server.

Tim

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This site formerly ran on either a Chuwi HiBook tablet or occasionally my Chuwi Hi12 tablet. Check the About page for details. Don't miss our new YouTube Channel!