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The Rather Long and Tedious Process of Returning a Tablet to China Seems to be Over.

As I wrote about recently, I have finally shipped the Chuwi Hi12 back to Banggood and as of this morning I was notified that a replacement has now been shipped.

So I can report that within roughly 2-3 weeks weeks, I should have an Hi12 in my possession and hopefully this one will be 100% functional.

Time will tell, but just to let you know, if you get a defective product from one of these Chinese retailers, expect at least 10-15 emails to be exchanged before the situation is resolved. The reply speed can be called painfully slow, to be as polite as possible. However, keep in mind that if you happen to live in the USA or Europe, you are pretty much 12+ hrs out of synch with China.

That is all I have for tonight, in the meantime the HiBook is doing double duty as a work PC and a server. So far, so good. Incidentally, the Hi12 is still on flash sale at Gearbest for $229…just thought I would mention that.

Tim

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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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I Was Looking At All The Gearbest March Madness Sales and Ran Across The Hi-10 Pro At a Decent Price!

Chuwi Hi-10 Pro

The Hi-10 Pro is a pretty decent dual-boot (Win 10 and Android 5.1) tablet with a 10.1 inch screen that was pretty much the predecessor to the HiBook series of tablets.

Gearbest which is now in the middle of it’s 3rd anniversary promotions has this one on sale for $199 including the keyboard. That is a fairly decent deal for a 10.1 inch tablet these days and this one is sporting an X5-Z8350 Atom processor.

The specs are as follows and the link is right here.

Specs:

  • OS: Android 5.1,Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8350
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Core: 1.44GHz,Quad Core
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
  • 64 GB on-board storage
  • microSD slot accepts compatible cards up to 128GB
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Type-C: Yes
  • Micro USB Slot: Yes
  • Micro HDMI: Yes
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Battery Capacity(mAh): 3.7V/6500mAh

Overall, very good specs and considering the included keyboard a very good deal. The specs here are pretty much identical to the HiBook that this server runs on. No it isn’t a Hibook Pro, but still a good choice for basic productivity work. This is a Flash Sale and that means quantities are limited, so don’t wait long.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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Did Some Playing This Evening on The Asus X553SA Notebook, Using Linux. Quite fun!

Originally posted 2016-02-09 02:26:18.

Sure does look like Windersz...but it is not!
Sure does look like Windersz…but it is not!

So I installed Linux Lite 2.6 a number of weeks back and decided to play with it a bit. I’ll point out that this is running inside a virtual machine and only using 1.4 gb ram of the 4 gb ram available to the Windows 10 system.

It works quite well and this very post is being written inside Linux on the VM. I have to admit that I really enjoy Linux Lite more than Winderz 10!

The image at the top of the screen was screenshot/edited using the GIMP photo editor.

Everything I have done on the web tonight was via Linux in a virtual machine. Folks really ought to try this stuff out!

That is all….

Tim

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Tweaking the BIOS on The HiBook Was a Great Idea. However It Caused an Issue That Was Easily Fixed.

Back in February I wrote about tweaking the BIOS on the Hibook and later about running some Geekbench tests on it. I have also mentioned in followup posts about having issues with my LogiTech wireless mouse.

After doing some research and finally abandoning the LogiTech mouse in favor of an old crap wireless mouse I realized that the mouse issues occurred after the tablet refused to boot one day at work and I reset it to factory defaults.

As I wrote about I also had updated the HiBook BIOS just after doing the upgrade and when I reset to defaults, I unknowingly dropped the memory speed back to 1066 MHz.  I discovered this tonight when I ran CPU-Z to check things and saw the memory speed had dropped back down.

Booting back into the BIOS this evening allowed me to once again change that back to 1600Mhz on the memory speed and guess what? Yes kiddies, all is well once again. I have done 3 restarts and each time the LogiTech is recognized and there is once again a bit of extra performance from the web server here!

My conclusion is the latest BIOS absolutely needs to run at the full 1600 MHz ram speed for all to work correctly. Read that link at the top of this article for the how-to’s on that.

That is all for tonight!

Tim

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