Category Archives: The Tablet Test Server News

Sometimes Just Surfing For Stuff Reveals a Need You Did Not Know You Had Such as a Nice Charger for Multiple Tablets and or Phones

So today I was poking around the Inter-Web and found a product I actually need! A 3 port USB charger than can handle the HiBook and the soon to be received HI12 and my phone!

1 charger, 3 devices and all at a fairly low price. It will get the job done and allow me to bring my regular 3.0 A charger for the Chuwi to work, which will work with either the HiBook or the Hi12, depending on which device I decide to use. The output is only 2.4 amps but that is more than enough for a late afternoon recharge. It also means I can plug in my  BLU Studio smartphone at the same time and easily recharge it on those rare occasions where it actually needs charging, usually every 3 days or more.

Sure 2.4 amps isn’t optimal, but the HiBook will end up back at 100% when down at 60% or so, while I am eating lunch with the BLU 2.0 amp charger, so 2.4 amps is definitely going to do the trick and save me outlets.

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The HiBook News Today’s Edition – Minor Issues With Boosting The Ram Speed to 1600Mhz

Today’s subject is primarily concerning the HiBook. A few days back I boosted the RAM speed up to what it should be, which is 1600 MHz. The factory defaults are set at 1066 MHz and I am always willing to get a tiny bit more performance.

In the process of boosting the RAM speed I also went ahead and flashed the bios to the latest version which was supposed to help with some WiFi issues. The only issues I have had are with my LogiTech mouse which although I believed I had figured out, I guess I hadn’t. Occasionally it won’t recognize the mouse until I go into Device Manager and unplug and re-insert the wireless dongle.  I have another wireless mouse that works just fine. It happens to be one of those ultra cheap $1.50 deals you can find on Amazon.

So that eliminates the micro-USB port and the OTG cable. That leaves me with the thought that the Logitech could simply be going bad or that the increased memory speed is somehow messing with the device manager in Windows 10.  I shall continue to try different things, but  in the meantime I have ordered a less crappy cheap mouse from Amazon, the very best that $3.79 can buy!

As for my return process with the Chuwi Hi12, that seems to be going well. They have shipped the replacement Tablet and according to the email it should arrive in less than 2 weeks. They also reimbursed me for 50% of the return shipping cost and that was okay by me. So once again, we play the waiting game for the new tablet PC but I believe that this time I will get a good one.

That is all for now,

Tim

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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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