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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,

Tim

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Today’s First Video Worth Sharing: The Huawei P20 Smartphone

Hi folks! I know over the last week if you are a tech enthusiast you have been inundated with the hype on this phone. That’s okay, I am also sick of it, but, today we have a great honest review from Linus over at TechLineHD and it is less about the hype and more about the usefulness of this device!

It isn’t perfect by any means, but isn’t that why we watch reviews? Yeah, so moving on, the cameras are great, the build is great and it looks good. Now as you may know, I don’t give a damn about how a device looks or feels in my hand as long as it works!

There may be some issues finding one of these in the USA since Huawei has lost virtually every carrier and even Best Buy in the last few months due to the spying scandal from last year. So you might be stuck paying full price or perhaps going through a Canadian vendor.

Of course they are welcome to send me one, so I can test it also…yeah, not going to happen.

So before we get to the video, just a shout out to Linus at TechlineHD for having the balls to put an enormously expensive phone into water! Wow!

Okay, here is the video, please check out the TechLineHD channel and subscribe if you like this type of content. Of course I will also add, check out my crappy YouTube channel also!

That is all for the moment,

Tim

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Tonight’s Video(s) Worth Sharing: The Huawei P20 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphones

Today most of my favorite tech reviewers were going nuts over the new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. So at the end of this post I will post a few of those videos. However I am now going to rant a bit before I post said videos.

I will soon be starting up my own channel and you will never see me being a schill for these huge companies that live off of the desire of the masses to keep up with the Jones’.  I absolutely only provide info because I know folks are interested, but when it comes to long and detailed posts, you will find me recommending what works.

I don’t care if a phone or a tablet or a notebook feels premium, I simply care what a piece of technology can do for me. I also care about providing info not based on feelings/looks/latest trends, instead I look to provide viable info so that you can pick out the right product and or learn how to fix/upgrade or otherwise implement basic workarounds for your far less costly products.

If your smartphone is painted with Krylon, will it work less efficiently? Ask yourself that twice before answering, “Aw, hell no!”. If your smartphone comes in an ugly color will AT&T or Verizon not put through your calls? “Aw hell no!”.

If your notebook/laptop has an ugly logo, will it function differently? “Aw, hell no!”. If you can’t edit videos and play games on your PC/notebook and you do not do either, does it make a difference? “Aw, Hell no!”.

If you are not getting the point , skip down and watch the videos below, because they may be of interest to your brainwashed, mass market minds. (no offense here folks, perhaps one day you will remember this rant and say, wow, that guy was sooooo damned right!).

Okay, let us proceed to those cool videos on the latest phones, but keep in mind what I have said and listen for the cues about “premium feel” and ignore them. Concentrate only on performance and then think about whether or not you need one. If you are part of the 15% who do, yay for you!

Okay, in no particular order, here they are…keep in mind, I like all these reviewers, but sometimes, I just get annoyed by mass marketing!

The next 2 are from Ben’s Gadgets and he redeems himself with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review….

That is all I have have have for this this evening,

Tim

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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,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The Microsoft Surface Laptop (Review)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

The Microsoft Surface Laptop is a premium 13.5 inch laptop which is expensive, but offers a few nice features. Before we get into the details I did post up a few days back about just how unrepairable which also means non-upgradeable these laptops are. That is simply something to keep in mind before purchasing one of these.

Primarily if you purchase the lower end version, you are almost totally screwed as far as upgrading the SSD/RAM yourself. Simply put you won’t have a very pretty laptop after cutting the fabric open to get to the internals.

So below you will find the video from Andrew over at AMDTechReviews and as usual it is great.

That is going to be all for this evening,

Tim

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