Category Archives: The Tablet Test Server News

Not a damned thing to do with tablets: Crash at Indy!

First off, everyone walked away…but, damn!

That is all for now,

Tim

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WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT THIS SITE IS ABOUT TABLETS, BUT…..

Originally posted 2015-12-18 21:22:10.

1-Asus-laptop-sneak-peekToday I ordered myself some super high tech computing gear, also known as a laptop!

So don’t be surprised if I spend a few posts singing the praises of my new 15.6 inch Asus…..

But that is a tomorrow story as I have to drive to Tennessee to pick it up from a normal city where everyone doesn’t know everyone and the streets are busy and there is a White Castle and a Krystal’s!

So bottom line is I shall pick up my new Asus laptop, eat far too many burgers and probably post something about it tomorrow night!

This also means that this server will be offline during the day 2morrow!

 

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Full Review of the Cube Thinker i35 Laptop

CUBE Thinker i35

Today we have a video on the Cube Thinker i35 laptop or if you wish notebook. Those terms are rather interchangeable these days. The Cube device is a 13.5 inch touch screen notebook with 256 gb of storage and 8 gb of ram. It comes with an Intel  M3 CPU and performs very well.

So lets get right to the video, courtesy of Andrew over at amdtechreviews.com.

This product is available for $649.99 on Banggood right now.

That is all for now,

Tim

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HiBook News:Register Today and Post an Article and Perhaps Win a Chromecast Device!

You Could Win One of These!

In a blantantly commercialized effort to get folks to register and post here I am going to try once again to entice folks. In this case we are going to give away a Chromecast device that you can use to stream content to your TV from a tablet or even a phone.

I have one of these devices and it works great! You simply plug it in to an HDMI input on your television and you can steam directly from the Chrome browser or YouTube or Kodi.  I have written a few posts about using this device with everything from my tablet here to a dirt cheap Amazon Fire tablet running Kodi.

The bottom line is I am getting one of these essentially for free from Google by using my Play Credits received from  using the Google Rewards app on my phone.  I have $34.99 credit right now and the next survey should allow me to purchase a shiny new one.

Now on to the rules, which you need to read and pay attention to.

  • First step- register with a valid email address.  Pay attention to the reCaptcha checkbox!
  • Step 2 –  edit you profile so you have a name for your byline.
  • Step 3 – Post a valid article about tablets. Not just a few lines, but something folks can read and benefit from.
  • DO NOT under any circumstances post a link in your article. If you provide valid content and prove yourself worthy of being trusted, I will allow links back to your web site or YouTube channel, but not in the first article!
  • You can upload images, but try to keep them small. The server is capable of scaling them if needed.
  • Lastly post the article in English, if necessary you can write it in your native language and then translate it before posting.
  • Spam will immediately be deleted so do not waste you time and mine by trying it!
  • The contest ends on June 3 at 12:00pm CDT.

Follow the rules, write a great post, (or 2 or three), and you stand a damned good chance of winning a Chromecast. Since we never get anyone to register and post here your odds are awfully good. Of course if you can’t follow the rules, you will simply be deleted.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Did Some More Testing on the ComFast Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter Today, This Time on Windows 7

ComFast Dual-Band USB Wireless ac adapter

I figured I would try the ComFast  USB adapter on some old hardware and we have a classic at work. A Dell, Precision  M6300 laptop on Windows 7 that has built in wireless g. Yeah, about 54 mb/s on a good day.

But I thought, hey what the hell, the router in our shop is wireless n, so why not see if we can get a bit more speed out of the old Dell laptop? Now our router is one of those provided by the cable company and has a max connect of 72 mb/s, but it was still worth a quick test!

So I plugged in the adapter booted up and turned off the internal wireless and ran the setup program on the ComFast mini-DVD. In less than a minute I could see the highly annoying blue led and we were running just fine at a whopping 72.3 mb/s.

The bottom line here is that not only can one of these little adapters make your newer devices fast, it can be used with just about anything with a USB port to at least gain a bit of wireless speed on older hardware.

That is all for today,

Tim

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