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THE Tablet Test Server is Finally On The Chuwi Hi12! So Far, So Good!

F22 Raptor jet photographed by Blair Bunting

You didn’t really think I would get a new device and not put a web server on it did you? As the header image says, this site is running right now on the Chuwi Hi12. Yes, it does gobble up about 12 GB of disk space when the VM is active, but it is also part of seeing what this tablet can do.

The transfer over to the Hi12 was easily accomplished by copying the entire VM from the HiBook and then simply installing VMware player. I did the transfer using my trusty Sandisk USB 3.0  thumb-drive and in total it took about 12 minutes to copy on the HiBook, which is only USB 2.0 and then another 2 minutes to drop onto the eMMC drive in the Hi12 which of course has a full size USB 3.0 port. So a total of less than 15 minutes and here we are with a nice backup server with what can only be described as an AWESOME battery!

The only things I am still waiting on is the wireless ac USB adapter I ordered and of course the inevitable Windows 10 Creators Update. So far I am totally impressed with this tablet. The display is great, the battery lasts all day for basic web surfing, image editing and the occasional video. I also run Office 2007 on here to do spreadsheets for work and the occasional Word document.

Incidentally, the Chuwi Hi12 is still available on Banggood.com for $235, which is about $100 bucks less than the newer Chuwi Hi13.

That is all for now,

Tim

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My Chuwi Hi12 Tablet Gets Benchmarked Via Geekbench

This evening I installed and ran Geekbench on the new Chuwi Hi12 tablet. Geekbench identifies it as a Hampoo E4D6-HI122LP, but that is typical with Chinese tablets. The scores were not too bad at all…

Keep in mind I have yet to tweak the bios to boost the ram speed up to 1600 MHz, right now it is at the factory default 1066 Mhz.

Below is the result of the Chuwi HiBook with the ram speed boosted, but still not up to the numbers that the  Intel Z8350 on the Hi12 produced, versus the Z8300.

 

Chuwi HiBook

So there are no major surprises just yet and testing and playing on the Hi12 shall continue.

Tim

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So The New Hi12 Tablet is Still Being Setup Like I Want It. Dumping Unnecessary Files and Running Updates

It’s the New Hi12 Logitab!

So far today I have been watching as Windows 10 very, very slowly un-indexed all the files on the C:\ drive, thereby saving me a little space. That process took an incredibly painful 3.5 hrs to finish.

3.5 hrs to simply un-index the drive? Yeah.

Then we moved on to disk cleanup, which is still currently running, once again promising to free up a whopping 3.99 TB, yeah, Terabytes on a 64 GB drive. One must marvel at Microsoft math. We are currently at about 1.25 hrs on that process, but my guess is that it will free up roughly 3 GB of disk space, most of which is Windows Update leftovers.

Disk Cleanup Also Takes Forever!

So after cleaning all those files out I gained a whopping 500 MB so it really wasn’t worth the effort. But on a more positive note, after using the tablet all day long for over 8 hrs, I am still showing 41 % battery remaining!

Tim

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So After a 2 Month Wait I Now Have My Hands On a Chuwi Hi12 Tablet! First Impressions Are…WOW! (video)

Yeah, That Is The Hi12 Dwarfing the HiBook!

So after my initial disappointment with the first Hi12 I received with a defective screen, I finally received the replacement today. I was actually amazed how fast the postal service was compared to whatever Chinese shipper was involved with shipping it to the USA,

Considering the fact that it arrived in Chicago late on Easter weekend and managed to find it’s way to Nashville and then up to Kentucky in just a few days is a miracle.

While the case I bought for it isn’t great, it will do the job. I can simply set the angle of the tablet by where I position my super-duper Logitech K480 keyboard. This akes for on very nice notebook type PC without paying the extra expense of those docking keyboards! Sure the extra USB ports would be nice, but 2 full size USB ports work for me! (1 USB 3.0/ 1 USB 2.0).

So without further typing by me and because I still need to get this thing all the Windows Updates, here is the video!

That is all for this evening…so far,

Tim

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Finally I Have Some News on My Hi12 Tablet Replacement. It is in Chicago, Let The Countdown Commence!

The Chuwi Hi12 is in Chicago!

The countdown is officially about to commence on the delivery of the replacement Hi12! It went off the radar on the 27th of March, because I guess China tracks them as far as being processed by the shipper.

Today however I decided to use that same tracking number with the USPS and lo and behold, we now know where the new tablet is! It is in Chicago and should be here by Thursday! I am actually thinking it might arrive here by Wednesday, April 19th, but that is simply a gut feeling!

Stay tuned for updates, if you actually care…Thursday looks to be a busy night of posting, provided the replacement is functional.

Update here, the USPS is definitely faster than the Chinese! Delivery today!

That is all I have right now,

Tim

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