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I Simply Must Test This Mini Laptop PC! GPD Win Pocket….a Good Server? Maybe….But We Need To Get Our Hands on One!

Originally posted 2018-01-31 01:21:59.

GPD Pocket

Occasionally I go back a and review posts and I don’t know why I never thought of this device as a potential test server!

Yeah we are are talking about the GPD Pocket Win 10 PC! The most likely reason is that it is far over-priced for what I will be using it for. But still, this device intrigues me!

Since the tiny notebook has 8 GB ram , 128 GB of on-board storage and a decent processor, ( the Z8750 Cherry Trail), it will easily run the tabletserver.com website once we get back on cable here.

Sure it is a bit out of date, but hell, it looks like it would easily do 8-10 hrs per day as a server of a WordPress site! In testing it gets roughly 7 hrs of use but as a web server we are not using up battery because the screen is on, so I am guessing at least 10 hrs minimum, perhaps more!

So if anyone wants to help out with the donations so we can test the crap out of this poor little tiny notebook, kick in some bucks, or if you have one send it on over for testing. I promise we won’t break it. In fact I am betting it might beat out the HiBook as a tiny server!

Here is a repeat of the full review on this mini notebook/laptop….

Oh wait, now I remember why I didn’t put this on my list to test, it is currently on sale at Gearbest for $509! But you could still send me one…

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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THE Tablet Test Server is Finally On The Chuwi Hi12! So Far, So Good!

F22 Raptor jet photographed by Blair Bunting

You didn’t really think I would get a new device and not put a web server on it did you? As the header image says, this site is running right now on the Chuwi Hi12. Yes, it does gobble up about 12 GB of disk space when the VM is active, but it is also part of seeing what this tablet can do.

The transfer over to the Hi12 was easily accomplished by copying the entire VM from the HiBook and then simply installing VMware player. I did the transfer using my trusty Sandisk USB 3.0  thumb-drive and in total it took about 12 minutes to copy on the HiBook, which is only USB 2.0 and then another 2 minutes to drop onto the eMMC drive in the Hi12 which of course has a full size USB 3.0 port. So a total of less than 15 minutes and here we are with a nice backup server with what can only be described as an AWESOME battery!

The only things I am still waiting on is the wireless ac USB adapter I ordered and of course the inevitable Windows 10 Creators Update. So far I am totally impressed with this tablet. The display is great, the battery lasts all day for basic web surfing, image editing and the occasional video. I also run Office 2007 on here to do spreadsheets for work and the occasional Word document.

Incidentally, the Chuwi Hi12 is still available on Banggood.com for $235, which is about $100 bucks less than the newer Chuwi Hi13.

That is all for now,

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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