Originally posted 2016-12-20 22:11:21.
For my tens of regular visitors you have been reading about my decisions about a new 12 inch tablet. I have found a few promising ones only to discard them after watching a video review or seeing a trend towards bad quality control.
So in that department I have pretty much decided to go with the slightly less powerful but totally adequate Chuwi Hi12 tablet, primarily due to the great display and long battery life and lack of negative complaints.
That of course will free up a few hundred dollars for me to get an SSD for the Asus X553SA thereby increasing its battery life by a large margin. I might even upgrade the ram while I have it torn apart. That will be quite the adventure. Bottom line on the Asus notebook is that it is utterly reliable, reasonably competent at all day to day chores and works well as a backup server.
Now as to the reasons I am choosing the Hi12, to be honest, it is an economy move and quite logical. After all the Chuwi Hibook that I am writing this post on works great as a notebook/server, but a larger display would be quite handy. The only concession is that the Hi12 will need a case/stand, but it will still work fine with the Logitech Keyboard (K480) and my wireless mouse. Below is another gratuitous shot of the HiBook in LogiTab mode…incidentally you can get the HiBook Pro really cheap at this site.
Moving on here, the Dell that runs my “Tim’s Tablet Web Site” just might find itself getting replaced by a mini PC in the near future. There are some pretty nice ones out there, the first of which I have looked at being the Voyo V1 Mini PC. Which seems like a great unit based on an unboxing video I ran across. It has a faster quad core processor and is easily upgraded as far as RAM and the SSD are concerned. It is on flash sale right now for $219, not a bad price.
Below is a short video I found just this evening:
Last but not least, I may be combining Tim’s Tablet Web Site and THE Tablet Test Server onto a single domain, tabletserver.com, even though they will be hosted on different machines of course. That involves a lot of editing, so it might be a few weeks, depends on the feedback I get on the idea. That is simply to shorten the URL to the big site. That is a decision I will make in the near future. The URL for this site won’t change at all of course. Just the port 8080 will be removed for those visiting the Tim’s Tablet Web Site server.
On a final note here, if I order the Chuwi Hi12 I will be selling the current Tablet, (the HiBook), for only $170, with a 64 gb microSD included!
That is tonight’s HiBook News report,
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