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Just Another Decent Tablet I Ran Across on Gearbest This Evening. Cube iWork10 Flagship Tablet PC

The Cube iWork 10 Flagship is another dirt cheap 10.1 inch tablet that you may want to consider. It is priced at a mere  $150 or roughly $199 if you want to get the keyboard.

Those are fairly stellar prices for a 10 .1 inch table with the following specs:

  • OS: Android 5.1, Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 Quad Core 1.44GHz ( up to 1.84GHz )
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
  • 4 gb DDR3L Ram
  • 64 gb on-board storage
  • microSD slot supports up to 128 GB
  • USB-C port
  • micro USB port
  • Micro HDMI out
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Capacity(mAh): 7000mAh

If you are like me and run a Bluetooth keyboard this becomes very attractive.

Below you will find a video review, keep in mind this tablet has been around for quite awhile…

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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After a Few Months, I Am Still Loving The Silent Zotac Ci323 Nano PC!

ZBox CI323

Back in January I wrote about the Zotac Nano Box Ci323 which I had recently purchased and I am here to tell you, that it is still the best low cost desktop replacement PC you can get!

It uses less than 10% of the power that my old Dell Optiplex did and it runs everything perfectly in Windows 10 or Linux. Yeah, I never did figure out Windows 7, but the truth is, Win 10 is so much better that I ceased to care about it.

You can still grab one of these super little PC’s, with a gazillion ports from Newegg.com for only $139! It is a bare-bones PC, meaning you will need to get a hard-drive (or SSD like I did) and some RAM, like I did. When done you will have a sub $300 desktop PC.

Once again, here are the specs:

  • Intel Celeron N3150 (quad-core, 1.6GHz, up to 2.08GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 2 x 204-pin DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM (up to 8GB)
  • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA3 HDD/SSD
  • 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x VGA <—3 display ports? Yes!
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports <–4 std size USB ports, yes!
  • 1 x USB-C (3.0) Port <—-a USB C Port also?, OH Yeah!
  • WiFi 802.11/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual Gigabit Lan ports.
  • 1 microSD/SD Card slot

In conclusion, I am so happy with this little PC I am promoting it and I don’t get a penny for folks clicking on the Newegg link!  Below once again is the video that sold me on this PC…

That is all I have for this evening,

Tim

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A Very Decent 10.1 Inch Tablet at a Great Price: Cube iWork10 Ultimate

Cube iWork10, not too bad

I have noticed that both of the major Chinese retailers are pushing Cube devices this month and I decided to poke around a bit. After about an hour of reading specs, and looking at videos I finally found a great deal for folks interested in the 10 inch class tablets!

The Cube iWork10 is a fairly decent dual-boot tablet PC at a super low price of $154! Sure, the HiBook Pro is a better device, but if you just want a super good, dual boot, 10.1 inch tablet and are on a budget, then this one may be the best deal for you. That price certainly leaves room left in the budget to get the optional keyboard or get a nice Bluetooth K480 Logitech (I know it is still available).

The specs on this device are as follows:

  • Intel Z8300 Quad Core @1.44GHz
  • 64 GB on-board storage
  • Dual boot Win 10/Android 5.1
  • microSD support up to 128 GB
  • 1920 x 1200 IPS display
  • 1 USB 2.0, 1  USB-C, 1 x HDMI
  • 7500 mAh battery

I did in fact find a video review for your entertainment …

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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So I Watched a Few Video Reviews Of Chromebooks Today and Then After Being Impressed, I Regained My Sanity

Just Because They Are Pretty Does Not Make Them a Logical Choice

Most certainly we have had a slew of new Chromebook devices this year, and even some super ones from Acer, Samsung and Asus. They are sleek and fast, they all run Android apps and have nifty keyboards.

Wow, you say, that sounds super cool! It sure does, until you remove your head from your ass and begin thinking again.  Chrome OS is an okay operating system, absolutely no doubt, and so is  Android and all those nifty apps one can install! Now remove your brain from the place with no oxygen and let us look at some simple facts.

  • Most of these super neat, super slick Chromebooks cost about twice what a dual boot tablet does ( and that includes buying a keyboard or using a Bluetooth keyboard as I do).
  • At best they are close to some of the low cost tablets with similar sized screens and their displays are no better.
  • As far as battery goes, 8 hrs isn’t stellar.
  • The two videos I watched tonight concerning a Samsung and an Asus (see the end of this post), look good, but are sadly lacking in ports.

Let us consider these facts: being obsessed with thin devices is silly! Are you taking your device to a European fashion show? Thin isn’t in, it is just plain marketing stupidity. I can carry my tablet and my Logitech K480 keyboard easily in my laptop bag and even by hand. It might not be as slick of a setup, but, hey there you Samsung Plus owners who paid way too damned much…I can connect the same keyboard to my Mini-PC….oh yeah…and my Android phone…uh…yeah, dumbass and to both of my tablets, which incidentally run Win 10, AND Android and combined cost less than a new Chromebook.

This is strictly my opinion, no offense to Google, but do not waste your cash on an expensive Chromebook. But if you like pretty laptops that will cost you far too much…here are the videos:

That is all for this evening…said the guy with a tablet that runs office apps, Win 10 AND Android, oh wait, it also will run this Virtual Machine in Linux,

Tim

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This Evening I Tweaked The Memory Speed On The HiBook And Didn’t Blow It Up! (yet)

Less than 20 minutes ago, I decided to tweak the RAM speed on the HiBook to 1600 MHz, which is what it should be running at. All seems to have gone well since the tablet still boots up and all systems seem to be a-okay.

I did this after poking around YouTube and finding a video on how to do this on the Chuwi Hi12, which of course I shall have soon. While I absolutely do not recommend trying these little tweaks, increasing the memory speed can get you a bit of performance.

The procedure is fairly easy, but you will need a USB keyboard to get the deed done. I used the keyboard that I normally run from the Dell PC through a USB to USB-C adapter and it worked fine.

The steps are as follows:

  • Plugin your USB keyboard (Bluetooth ain’t going to hack it).
  • Start up the tablet and then when Windows is starting, hold down the “delete” key.
  • Once into the BIOS, find the chipset settings and then select Northbridge.
  • You will then see the memory speed settings. Change the setting to 1600.
  • Save settings and pray to god your tablet restarts and works.

Do NOT blame me if your tablet turns into a brick, especially if you watch the video below, which will also offer similar warnings. Below is an image showing the task manager performance readings in Win 10.

Ram, now running at 1600 MHz!

Do I know if this has increased performance?  Not just yet, but it certainly can’t hurt! Will it decrease battery performance? Perhaps a little, but this tablet does very well on battery, so if I lose 30 minutes, but get a performance increase I won’t complain. So without further introduction, here is the video…

That is all for tonight, except for a short note…you can still get a HiBook Pro for a mere $184 for the next few days,

Tim

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