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Today’s Hi12 Report! This Thing Is Still Fantastic After More Than a Year!

So today I decided it was time for another video for our new YouTube Channel on High End Cheap Tech. The video went well but it took more than 3 hours to process the video due to the idiot (me) operating the keyboard here.

But I finally got it done and here I am sharing it, although somehow about 4 hours of my day has gone into the toilet.  I won’t go into the issues, although a power failure killed the first edit on the Zotac PC. Yeah, we can’t plan for those now can we?

I also found a way to shoot nice steady screen shot video at 1080p using the worst phone mount ever created, but it did get the job done.

So all of that being said, there is one minor correction in the video and that is the voice over should mention that I use the Hi12 to EDIT, not shoot all the videos I do for work. The camera’s on most inexpensive tablets are horrible, the camera on my old BLU Studio Energy 2 is still quite good!

So let us get right to the video in question and as usual, please like it, please leave comments and please subscribe and share!

In a few minutes we will have another video worth sharing from Andrew over at AMDTech on the HP Envy X2 ,Win 10 on ARM 2 in 1 notebook.

That is all for the moment,


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There Are Better Notebooks Out There, But This One Will Absolutely Get the Job! (Videos)

I know that all my tens of visitors know that I am a huge fan of Chuwi products because they get the job done!  Tonight I am going to go on in length about why the absolutely best notebook you can purchase on a budget is the Chuwi Lapbook Air.

Lets forget the fact that currently it is a bit overpriced and dig down into the reasons you should consider this one.

Lets focus on what you need to do with a laptop/notebook. Do you absolutely need amazing image/video editing. Okay, this ain’t the one. Do you need basic image/video editing qualities? Yeah, right here.

Do you need a bunch of ram to get stuff done? Well in most cases 8 GB is more than enough. And that is about 2 GB more than cheaper competitors offer.

You want a back-lit keyboard, yeah, got that covered. You want a decent track pad and lots of ports? Also covered! You want Win 10 with an expandable SSD storage solution that is easily accomplished? Covered!

You insist on thin and light…covered!

If you are doing spreadsheets, Word ,etc and surfing the web, this thing will get the job done all day, everyday.

I use a desktop powered with 8 GB Ram and a Celeron 3150 and this thing has an Apollo Lake 3450 with the same Ram so it should easily get the job done.

So below you will see a few videos that I have featured before….

Here is also a straight up comparison of specs between the Jumper EzBook 3 Pro and the Lapbook Air.

And another video….

Yeah, I would have a video if I had some web site support….

You can find this device on Gearbest and on Banggood, but be patient and wait for those prices to drop!

That is all I have for now,


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The HiBook News: How To Fix a Broken Web Server And Relearn Things You Forgot!

Originally posted 2017-08-16 22:22:47.

The other evening I was trying to check the time settings on the Hi12 version of this site and lo and behold Webmin was dead. Sure the server was working okay, but Webmin is a super handy tool for tweaking your Linux machine.

So I spent literally hours trying to fix it. I read all the how to info available on the Inter-web and even from other planets! No fix worked and I determined before going to bed that although the server was fine, it was time to re-create the VM, (virtual machine), for this site.

So while at work today, using the Hi12 for its normal chores I went ahead and cleaned off my microSD card and began the build. Now obviously I don’t run the actual server from a microSD card, but better to build it and check it then copy it over.

Step 1: proceed to turnkeylinux.org and grab the latest LAMP stack ISO.  Roughly 262mb of download later, we are ready to install!

Step 2: Open up the VMWare Player and create a new VM, point it to the ISO, copy the settings used on the previous VM, (the broken one), and click play. Run the install, fairly straightforward.

Step 3: Fire it up after installing all the updates, etc. Okay, belay the excitement, because now all the little stuff needs to be tweaked! The list is not that big, but trying to remember it all, was helped  a great deal by searching my own posts on this very server! So below is the list:

  • install php5-gd
  • install php5-curl
  • install php-pear
  • install imagemajick
  • edit the php.ini file to allow larger uploads and a max of 128MB for php
  • edit the Apache web serve ports.conf file, (using Webmin), to Listen on port 8080
  • create the Virtual Host in Webmin and copy the directives from the other tablet!
  • using Webmin, create the database in MySQL for the server.
  • FTP in using the SSH port via the local IP, since this thing ain’t live yet and upload WordPress to the same directory as on the active server.

Okay, that takes care of the little stuff, but now we have to FTP/SSH in, using SSH and upload  WordPress and chmod the directories. That is followed by running the WordPress install and pointing it to the database we created earlier. Also time to update any re-direct files you may have, such as the redirect that takes folks from tabletserver.com:8080/ to the actual WordPress site at tabletserver.com/wordpress.

After copying the entire VM to the main drive you do the following. You wait until you are home from work where you can assign a fixed IP in your router to said VM. Then you reboot it about three times to make sure it is getting the same IP.

Now after setting your port forwarding to the correct IP you fire it up, install WordPress and then immediately install Updraft Plus. Then you simply lookup your most recent backup, (which I did remotely on the HiBook from work), and restore from backup!

The end result is this post! The huge bonus is, it freed up roughly 9gb on the Hi12. With  the server running I currently have 17GB free space! I have no idea why the previous version was gobbling up the entire 12gb allocated space, since the server is not using anywhere near 25% of its size limit and was set to allocate space dynamically. That may just be the way it works, but I now have a copy of a virtually unused server with everything set, so I can always repeat this process in about 1/10th the time.

Obviously before I move this entire VM onto the HiBook I will allow it to run for a few evenings to see if I have missed anything, but it appears that so far it is working 100%.

That folks is all I have for this evening, except for one small note….

THIS IS POST NUMBER 600! Not too bad for a server running on a variety of inexpensive tablets/laptops and different operating systems!


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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: The Chuwi SurBook Mini 2 in 1 Tablet/Notebook

This one comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and covers the details on the Chuwi SurBook Mini Tablet/Notebook 2 in 1 device. The device is the smaller of the 2 SurBooks available from Chuwi and has some good and not so good features.

Below are the basic specs:

  • Intel Celeron N3450 Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • microSD Slot
  • USB-C charging/data port
  • 2 USB full size ports
  • 64 GB eMMC 5.1 spec on-board storage
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 10.8 inch 1920 x 1080 fully laminated IPS display

The specs are okay, but here is my take on this. Sure it is a 2 in 1, but there are quite a few better ones than this one at a similar price point. Unless you absolutely use a 2 in 1 you can make do with a Bluetooth keyboard and a tablet of any size.

The storage is horrible, they could easily have provided a way to use an M2242 SSD drive for some real storage capacity. Yes, the microSD slot will help a lot, but at the expense of speed.

In this same price range you could probably find a notebook like the LapBook Air and get more storage, more RAM and a back-lit keyboard. Yes, you would forgo the touch screen and tablet use, but if you are going to primarily use it as a laptop, who cares?

However…if you need a nice basic 2 in 1 tablet PC, this might be just perfect for you. You can find it at this link for about $327 and they have a deal on the the keyboard also.

So let us get right to that video where you can see this thing in action and marvel at the quality of Andrew’s videos. Make sure you subscribe to his channel if you want super honest reviews.

That is all I have for now, except for the usual plea to help out our site with a donation, just click here to donate on Paypal!


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We Are Going To Be Giving Away The HiBook Tablet! We Just are Not Sure Of The Method…Yet

Yes folks, the HiBook tablet has been tested in all sorts of ways here at HiBook Labs and we are simply out of things to test on it!

We have installed Linux on it, edited videos on it, run a server off of it for over a year and a half  in a VM AND in Android and also watched hundreds of movies and TV shows on it!  Personally I love this thing, but it does sit around lately not being used too often and it still works perfectly!

So I have decided to do some sort of giveaway to someone who really could use a handy 10.1 inch, dual boot, Windows 10/Android tablet in perfect working order.

Of course the test facility here at HQ will continue to be called HiBook Labs for the foreseeable future, so do not panic! But the nature of the giveaway will be determined by those who choose to register on this web site and actually come up with a suggestion or two!

Why yes, “what a novel idea you are thinking, I could write a post on this site and perhaps influence the outcome/method of this giveaway”.

Of course if you register and do not login or post, yeah, you get terminated, if you post a bunch of links (URL’s) you get removed. Simple enough?

Make sure you are registering on tabletserver.com and not another site that this may be shared with! (yes this will be shared on my other site, so just making sure you are registering for the correct web site!)

That is all I have at this time, register and write or suggest, no comments please, since most folks screw those up and they get dumped by the security protocols.


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