Category Archives: Other stuff

The Dragon Touch X10 Report, Aug 01, 2016

Originally posted 2016-08-01 14:33:12.

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The LogiTab doing its thing.

Today the roles have been reversed and the Dragon Touch is my notebook and the server is running on the Asus X553SA notebook, which incidentally did a super job yesterday. I found that by simply reducing the screen brightness to roughly 65% that I could coax an addition 2 hrs out of the battery.

The Dragon Touch 10 is still working great and will be back on server duty again tomorrow. I can’t believe just how well this inexpensive tablet has proven to be.

Sure I have pissed, bitched and moaned a bit about the Andoid 5.1 updates and had some issues, but overall this tablet when combined with a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard and a wireless mouse is still an incredibly useful tool!

If you are thinking of purchasing one of those overpriced Apple or a Mircosoft Surface, rethink it. If all you need is some web access and to be able to do a bit of typing on a real keyboard and a mouse then this setup rules! There is simply no reason to spend a ton of money on a product that that costs twice as much.

You don’t have to a Logitech keyboard, any Bluetooth keyboard will do the trick, I just happen to think that the Logitech products are a bit better, but I have actually seen BT keyboards available on gearbest.com for less than $15 and any decent wireless mouse will work, but remember you do get what you pay for.

The Dragon Touch is a great deal for the price and last night I installed N.O.V.A 3, which is a great game and it actually ran very well on this tablet. So you can play your games, post stuff on the web, and install a ton of apps all for a lot less then purchasing the high end stuff.

Tim

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Just tweaking this server a bit. A shorter URL will now work for most folks.

Originally posted 2015-11-25 00:15:01.

Info=I-1Wow! Yeah, this was written long before we switched to tabletserver.com…

For anyone who does not have their browser settings set to ridiculously secure, you can now simply point your browser to the following URL.

http://http://tablets.mrbasic.com:8080

Just trying to make it a bit simpler for folks to access the site here. Just a simple php redirect.

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Chuwi HiBook Pro Still on Sale For Only $180!

The Chuwi HiBook is what this site is actually running on as I write this post. The HiBook Pro is the very same device with a bigger battery and an incredible display!

At a mere $180, this is one of the best deals you will find out there for a 10.1 inch tablet! The specs are listed below…

  • Windows 10 64 bit/Android 5.1
  • Intel Z8300 Processor
  • 2560 x 1600 display! (maybe the best display of any tablet in this class)
  • 4 GB Ram
  • 64 GB on-board eMMC storage
  • microSD support for up to 64 GB cards.
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 8000 mAh

I certainly wish I had purchased this version over the standard HiBook, which is a great tablet, but the bigger battery and better display and low price make this one a winner! You can find it right here for about 1 more day, they only have 7 left.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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The Rather Long and Tedious Process of Returning a Tablet to China Seems to be Over.

As I wrote about recently, I have finally shipped the Chuwi Hi12 back to Banggood and as of this morning I was notified that a replacement has now been shipped.

So I can report that within roughly 2-3 weeks weeks, I should have an Hi12 in my possession and hopefully this one will be 100% functional.

Time will tell, but just to let you know, if you get a defective product from one of these Chinese retailers, expect at least 10-15 emails to be exchanged before the situation is resolved. The reply speed can be called painfully slow, to be as polite as possible. However, keep in mind that if you happen to live in the USA or Europe, you are pretty much 12+ hrs out of synch with China.

That is all I have for tonight, in the meantime the HiBook is doing double duty as a work PC and a server. So far, so good. Incidentally, the Hi12 is still on flash sale at Gearbest for $229…just thought I would mention that.

Tim

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Did Some Playing This Evening on The Asus X553SA Notebook, Using Linux. Quite fun!

Originally posted 2016-02-09 02:26:18.

Sure does look like Windersz...but it is not!
Sure does look like Windersz…but it is not!

So I installed Linux Lite 2.6 a number of weeks back and decided to play with it a bit. I’ll point out that this is running inside a virtual machine and only using 1.4 gb ram of the 4 gb ram available to the Windows 10 system.

It works quite well and this very post is being written inside Linux on the VM. I have to admit that I really enjoy Linux Lite more than Winderz 10!

The image at the top of the screen was screenshot/edited using the GIMP photo editor.

Everything I have done on the web tonight was via Linux in a virtual machine. Folks really ought to try this stuff out!

That is all….

Tim

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