Category Archives: Other stuff

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

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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Why My Desktop PC Is So Great!

Yes. I host this web site off of a tablet, in fact at this very moment, a Chuwi HiBook 10.1 inch tablet. But when I am at home I use my Zotac along with my ancient Dell monitor to edit and at the very same time host a few web sites!

So today I went to a website that compares processors and surprisingly the Zotac Ci323 with a Celeron is roughly comparable to the Intel N3450 based stuff,  (namely the Ci327 version)!

Now of course I have been totally amazed with this product since the day I set it up , wow! So I was thinking of upgrading it to the Ci327 but considering the test results below and the current performance, the conclusion is NO. Sure if you want a fan less PC, I would highly recommend the Zotac Ci327 but you will be just as satisfied if you can find a Ci323 out there.

So here are the CPU results..

Questions? Comments? Try posting a useful comment below, without a URL and click the reCaptcha button before you click submit, because otherwise it will go away before I ever see it!

That is all for now,

Tim

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While the World Slept, I Reinstalled Linux Lite on the Asus X553SA! Yes, It Does Work Great!

Originally posted 2016-10-22 13:43:32.

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Chromium and the Gimp, click to see full size

So last night and well into this morning, I reinstalled a VM of Linux Lite 3.0 onto the Asus Notebook. This time I made sure to remember my admin password and to carefully run all the updates.

All went well and I really am impressed how well it runs on just 1.9 GB of ram. Overall I must say that Linux Lite 3.0 is definitely the easiest to setup and use Linux distro I have ever tried.

Incidentally, this post was written on the Chuwi HiBook, running Linux Lite also in a VM, with the LogiTech  K480 Bluetooth keyboard

One more gratuitous screenshot…

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Full Screenshot, Linux Lite 3.0, click to enlarge

 

Tim

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So Why Do I Continue to Run a Tablet/Notebook Server? Answers Here!

Originally posted 2016-10-21 19:36:01.

1-Question-Mark-861x5761-300x201Perhaps you have asked yourself, why go to all the trouble of balancing out 2 mobile device based servers, battery charging levels and the confusion of moving sites from point A to point B.

The answer is simple and the reasons are many. The answer to the question, is simply…”because I can“.  Now as for the reasons, well those are many.

  • To try stuff out on a server that is basically identical to my primary server.
  • To test out the latest Linux/Apache.
  • To extend my knowledge of VM’s. (Virtual Machines)
  • To test out plugins, layouts, themes and new ideas.
  • To see just how much a Tablet can handle.
  • to try things that I know won’t work on a server that is expendable, primarily due to the fact that a reinstall and restore takes about 30 minutes.
  • last, but not least, because no one else is doing it (insert smug all knowing grin here).

Of course there is easily enough info located on this very server to teach you how to do this yourself, if you want to give it a try. For even more info you can check out my former Tablet based site right here.

Tim

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Public Service Announcement, My Personal Opinion Only, Galaxy Note 7, Samsung agrees!

Originally posted 2016-10-10 18:52:36.

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Imagine what this would do if it was in your pants pocket…

Recently I have read numerous articles about the Galaxy Note 7 fire/explosion battery issue. I have posted several on my Tablets site because the Note 7 is more of a tablet than a phone.

So first off, I have a little background in electrical engineering along with 20 years of working in the safety field for Underwriters Labs, Inc (1985-2005). I can tell you unequivocally that batteries can and do cause fires. I can also tell you that many home fires are caused by incorrectly used electrical items or items that used substandard parts, (which may be the case in this case).

I have seen numerous fire tests and can tell you that fire spreads very fast in your home and can kill silently with smoke long before you are aware your home is on fire. Also many types of clothing can easily burst into flame and cause horrendous burns long before you can react. Ask any ER medical professional. Then think, “wow, I keep that phone in my pocket!”.

So my bottom line opinion here is to return your Galaxy Note 7 Samsung phablet/smartphone to wherever you purchased it and buy something else, NOW! Get an older model Note or get a Samsung Galaxy 7 series phone, just do NOT get another Note. If you are still having common sense issues, I suggest you read the latest Samsung Press release!

Tim

disclaimer: this is strictly an informed opinion post, I suggest you read all you can before deciding on your course of action.

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