The Newest Tablet Test Server Will Be…A Chuwi HiBook, 10.1 Inch Dual Boot!

Chuwi HiBook
Looking Forward to Win 10 with a VMware based Linux Server!

Within the previous 3 minutes I have successfully placed an order for a Chuwi HiBook from Amazon.com. Which of course means that I sold my Asus Z580CA tablet. I shall miss that little tablet, it was the fastest piece of hardware I have ever owned.

So be prepared for a new site with all the specs and tech on the Chuwi device. In the meantime this server will continue to run primarily on the Dragon Touch X10, which is working very well after I turned off all syncing and anything else that could cause the KSWeb app to crash.

I’ll post all the specs and a review once I have this critter in my hands. For now I am just relieved to having finally sold the Asus so I could proceed with testing on something new! Below you will find the basic specs:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop/Windows 10 Home tablet
  • 1.44GHz (boosts to 1.84GHz) Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 quad-core processor
  • Intel HD Graphics (Gen8)
  • 4GB DDR3L RAM
  • 64GB storage (split 50GB Windows, 16GB Android)
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 10.1in full-HD (1920×1200, WUXGA), 16:9 IPS screen
  • 5Mp rear camera
  • 2Mp front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • OTG
  • USB-C
  • Micro-USB
  • Micro-HDMI
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • AAC Double Speaker
  • optional magnetic keyboard cover
  • 6600mAh non-removable battery with 3A fast-charge tech (charges in 6 hours)
  • 262×167.5×8.8mm
  • 522g

Tim

Note: Don’t you just love getting some new tech stuff?

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It Appears That I Have Finally Found a Buyer for MY Asus Z580CA! That Means That Tomorrow I Shall be Ordering a 10 inch Dual-Boot Tablet.

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It’s going to be a Dual-Boot Testing Party!

So after several months of folks offering me either an insulting amount for my Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Tablet or merely trying to scam me it appears that the tablet will sell later today.

This of course means that I shall be able to move on to testing a shiny new dual-boot, Win 10/Android 5.1 tablet! That also means I get to run a Linux virtual machine (VM) inside of Windows and have all the power of the notebook that I am currently running this server on as I write this in a 10 inch tablet. Think about that for a second….yeah that is some cool shit stuff!

At the current time, I have pretty much settled on the Chuwi Hibook, but I will do a bit more research before I purchase the new 10 inch class tablet.

Lastly this means that “THE Tablet Test Server” will probably be running on the Dragon Touch X10 again today because my traveling companion shall be the Asus X553SA notebook…yeah the one I am using this evening as a server.

So all that being said and earthlings being as unreliable as they are, stay tuned for updates! I have zero doubt that the person buying this tablet even remotely understands how good this tablet actually is! But I guarantee they will be enormously pleased!

Tim

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The Dragon Touch X10 is Being Retired From Server Duties. Testing is Complete.

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One must love the ZenUI…or not.

I realize that this site was originally called the Dragon Touch Test Server and that it occasionally shows up in searches just that way, but tonight I am officially retiring the DTX10 as a server.

Asking any flat slate of electronics to be a server for 9 months is pretty much proof that the product itself is rather reliable. Wouldn’t you agree?

So with great sadness I am going to sell the DTX10 for a few bucks and move on to the next tablet, hopefully soon.  This in no way means it isn’t a great tablet, especially when combined with the LogiTech K480 Bluetooth keyboard and LogiTech mouse, which of course were the source of the name LogiTab. Until I sell it I will continue to push its limits as I did today, using it once again as a cheap laptop with superior battery life.

So what have we learned since November when I first went insane and began hosting a server on a tablet again? Surprisingly a ton of stuff!

  • We have learned that a mouse will work with most Androids either through a full USB port or via an OTG USB-micro USB adapter.
  • We have learned that a medium priced, super high quality Bluetooth keyboard can run multiple devices and will serve to continue as the basis of the LogiTab line, no matter what the operating system, thereby eliminating the need to purchase overpriced keyboard with you next super tablet.
  • We have also experienced using a cheap tablet as a movie viewing platform with great results.
  • We have also discovered that super cheap tablets like the DTX10 have surprisingly good battery life!
  • Recently we learned that upgrades can help with memory issues, although they bring their own issues with them.

I am sure among the 200+ posts here there is a lot more, but bottom line, if someone actually buys this tablet I shall miss it.

Let us not forget to mention that my Asus Z580CA has served well as a backup and after playing about for months I finally learned how to keep the WiFi active, (plug-in a wireless Logitech mouse), because the damned Android system, even when you check off WiFi always on, it really isn’t! This is still a conundrum on every Android device I own!

That is all I have to say….

Tim

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Did Some Playing With The Dragon Touch X10 Tablet Today. New Launcher, ZenUI.

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The basic ZenUI Launcher look.

Because I really do like my Asus interface so much, I decided that now that the Dragon Touch Memory Issues are cured that I would try out a new Launcher and of course I installed the ZenUI interface from Asus from the Play store.

All seems well so far and it is a better launcher than the stock Dragon Touch launcher.  Click any of the images in this article to see the full size images.

Below is the interface that can be accessed by doing a long touch on the home screen.

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Manage all settings from here.

Lastly here are some things you can select when using the Home screen editor.

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Home Screen Editor

That about covers today’s testing,

Tim

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Memory Issues on the Dragon Touch X10 Fixed. Flashed it to Android 5.1.1

Android_5.1_imageSo after dealing with Customer Service at TabletExpress, I finally gave up and decided to try flashing the latest upgrade to Android 5.1.1.

My installed memory now shows 1003mb installed instead of the previous 620mb.

I also noted that this latest version still has issues with the mac address changing every time the WiFi is activated/deactivated, such as during a reboot. This is an issue I can live with. The latest version of KSWeb seems a lot more stable than the last time I tried an update to version 5.1.1.

So overall, all issues seem to be fixed, although that mac address issue means I can’t reserve an IP, because that is done via the mac address. This won’t affect 99% of the folks who use one of these.

The image at the top of the article indicates which version to flash to if you happen to still have Android 4.4.4. You can find detailed instructions by doing a search on YouTube or in the video below. Please note, use the version V2 update  as indicated in the image at the top!

Tim

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