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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing, The Chuwi SurBook Mini Full Review

Originally posted 2018-01-30 17:56:03.

This evening’s video comes to us from Chris over at TechTablets and covers the Chuwi SurBook Mini tablet PC.

This is a 10.8 inch tablet with the following specs:

  • Display- fully laminated, 1920 x1280
  • Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB on-board eMMC 5.1
  • microSD slot, supports up to 128 GB
  • 2 full size USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 USB-C 3.0 port
  • option keyboard/cover
  • stylus support, but very low end
  • 8000 mAh battery

For me this one isn’t a whole lot better than my little Chuwi HiBook. Sure, it has the better processor, but  the display isn’t much better, 1920 x 1200 versus 1920 x 1280.  If you can still find a HiBook or HiBook Pro, buy it!

However I digress a bit, considering the point of this post is to share the video and let you decide!

So let us get right to the video.

This product is currently available at Gearbest for $274.

That is all for now,

Tim

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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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I Was Looking For Some Updates on The Chuwi LapBook Air Today And Ran Into Some Great Prices!

Originally posted 2017-09-08 15:39:34.

While checking the Chuwi web site today I ran across some great sale prices on Chuwi Products from Banggood. Chuwi had some sale prices listed and it turns out that a few of them are even lower when you get to the Banggood site.

Remember, this are limited time sales and you need to hop on them right away if you are interested! All links below will open in a new tab.

So let us get right to those deals!

The first is the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 at a mere $269. This little notebook has great specs and at only $284 it is a deal! (sale ends at 9 PM CDT,09-09-17)

Next we have the Chuwi Hi12 tablet at a mere $206.99. This is another great deal!

Next we have the Chuwi Hi13, 13.5 inch tablet at a great price of only $289.99.

Last we have the Chuwi LapBook 14.1 at a very low $218.99!

In the interest of getting this info out quickly I didn’t post any specs, because you can find all those at the links I posted and by doing a search on this site since every one of these devices has been written about here or has a video review posted.

For the curious I did not find any new updated specs on the LapBook Air.

Tim

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It Is Time Once Again For The HiBook News! Today: Finally Shipped the Hi12 Back!

Originally posted 2017-03-18 14:00:26.

Today I finally shipped the Hi12 back to BangGood at the address they finally provided.  So that makes it an even month since I first ordered it. They asked me to provide the lowest cost shipping possible and in rural Kentucky that pretty much meant using the US Postal service which still cost a bundle to send it with a tracking number. $60 to be exact!

I have no clue if they are going to cover my return shipping or not and at this point I was just glad to send the tablet back from whence it came. So now we wait, probably another 30 days before I even get my hands on a working Hi12.

So while ordering a tablet from a Chinese retailer is inexpensive to start with, be prepared for a long return process if the item is defective.  I would have hoped they had a US warehouse to ship it back to, but I don’t think that Banggood has a warehouse here, Gearbest however does, but they didn’t put the Hi12 on sale until this week.

The HiBook of course is still working perfectly, although today I am having mouse issues because I am using a crap $1.50 mouse I bought for the Dragon Touch X10 back in 2015 and the cursor just sort of drifts around with no control. But that is okay, because this is a touch screen after all and I have resorted to using my finger as a pointer.

That is pretty much all I have for today, except I did order another super cheap wireless mouse for this tablet from Amazon!

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition, Finally Got The Server Moved!

Originally posted 2017-12-09 19:33:00.

Eventually this server will end up back on a tablet but for the foreseeable short term future I thought it best to get all the good info on here loaded up onto a full server since I am in the process of moving.

Of course that meant changing a few things such as the URL of the site which no longer contains the :8080 (port 8080) because it is no longer necessary. So if you end up getting an error on a search or from a link on Google, just remove the :8080 part of the address and all should be good.

Obviously there may be some occasional errors, but overall everything should work. I actually created the new database and edited it all on the Hi12 tablet which as usual saved the day. There really isn’t very much that it can’t do when needed.

So please remember to update your book marks and remove that :8080 from the address, thanks!

That is all for now,

Tim

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