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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing! Chuwi LapBook Air Finally At A Good Price!

Chuwi LapBook Air

This is primarily a heads-up post to let folks know that the Chuwi Lapbook Air noteBook is finally down to a price most reviewers said it was worth!

It can now be found on Gearbest for the next 4-5 days at $350! That was the price many reviewers said it would be well worth it!

This device has a 14.1 inch full HD panel, and 8 GB RAM. It also sports a backlit keyboard and a microSD slot AND a hatch on the bottom to insert an M2 Sata 22.42 SSD drive!

There are plenty of other posts on this website concerning this but here below are the ones to read!

Here are a few other laptop notebook reviews that cover all of the ones I mentioned in the College Time Post.

Let us proceed on to the video, before Chuwi sells them all!

 

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Chuwi Lapbook 14.1 in Notebook Gets My Attention: video

Originally posted 2017-01-22 11:52:07.

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Since tax time is approaching it is once again time to look at some new hardware. Now there isn’t a thing wrong with my Asus X553SA notebook, but this Chuwi Lapbook does look interesting.

No it isn’t bleeding edge, but it certainly has some positive features at a reasonable price. It is currently at $236 on Gearbest.com. The specs are very good and reviews I have seen are quite positive.

Most important to note here is the fact that the storage can be easily upgraded with an SSD drive.

The specs are listed below:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel APOLLO LAKE N3450
  • Core: 1.1 GHz, Quad Core  up to 2.2 GHz
  • 4 gb DDR3L ram
  • 64 gb onboard eMMC storage
  • microSD slot, up to 128 gb
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 IPS 14.1 inch.
  • 2 USB ports, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone jack
  • Upgradeable to a SATA 3, M2242 SSD,

So the product does have some expansion options and below I have included a video review. You can find all the details right here.

Tim

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Tonight’s First Video Worth Sharing: HiBook Get’s Latest Win 10 Update, Sound Becomes an Issue!

The other day I let the HiBook get the latest Spring Creators update and my sound drivers, etc went to hell in a handcart.

The bottom line is that the microphone is acting like a playback device also. Of course this produces horrendous feedback. I can fix that in the setting so it is removed from the playback devices, but in certain apps when I need to push the mic volume up I get that same feedback.

Below is the video we put on the new  YouTube channel last night to cover the issue. Leave a comment if you have an idea (preferably on YouTube).

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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Tonight’s First Video Worth Sharing: The Chuwi Hi9 Air 10.1 Inch Tablet

This short unboxing and review comes to us from Chris over at TechTablets and covers the Hi9 Air which is supposedly a gaming tablet.

It has a great screen resolution, although not as bright as the mfg claims and it sports a decent 8000 mAh battery, but it does have its flaws.

As far as I am concerned, my HiBook is just as good as this device, but, I don’t play games, so that makes me rather biased. Hence the reason I am sharing this with you folks who do play games and are concerned with this info.

Chris is going to be the next reviewer I talk about on our new channel, because of his ability to engage the audience, nit-pick the living crap out of a device, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, notebook or a mini PC.

So without further into, let us proceed at once to that video! As always, make sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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It’s the Weekend And Time For More Insanity Here at HiBook Labs! Testing out More Linux on the HiBook Tablet. (video)

Originally posted 2016-12-04 01:52:53.

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It’s Linux Time Again!

Tonight I decided to try out some more Linux distributions on the Chuwi HiBook Tablet. This of course meant that I needed to dump one of my virtual machines so I could have extra space on the microSD card for anything new. It really is amazing how quickly one can use up 64gb of storage space.

My first distro install was called SparkyLinux and it was very good. The new (to me) windows manager had me searching all over for what I can easily find in Linux Lite 3, but it was a very decent lightweight distro, unfortunately it didn’t play well with the audio recording portion of SimpleScreenCapture and was quickly deleted. It’s too bad I had to move on because it actually allowed me to install Chrome rather than Chromium and the performance was extremely fast! Alas, because it wasn’t good for videos, it just had to go. Below is a picture I snapped of the basic desktop.

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Next on the list was Puppy Linux. It did work but the mouse pointer kept disappearing. Although it was just a bit glitchy and it worked well otherwise I simply decided to scrap it and move on.  Having used Puppy previously I can attest it is rather stellar on a PC with older hardware, simply not so good in a Virtual Machine.

So not to be deterred I am currently exploring the wonders of Ubuntu-Mate. This is a lightweight version of Ubuntu and so far is working nicely. The install took roughly 30 minutes and now I am adding the items I need/want, such as Chrome or Chromium, SimpleScreenRecorder and of course the Gimp graphics editor.

After a bit more testing we have some screenshots and a short video! How about those screenshots first? Click any image to see the gallery, (click outside the image to return here, if you have a high resolution display, you will see the X to exit the gallery).

I now have the video uploaded and ready for viewing. This was all shot on the Chuwi HiBook, in a VM, and all editing and uploads were done from the tablet. Capture was done using SimpleScreenRecorder and the videos were stitched together and processed using Openshot. In the video below I mention an install of Chrome, not Chromium, but the same program that impressed me when testing SparkyLinux. The link to a site with easy instructions is right here.

So ends another night of testing…

Tim

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