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First Possible 12 inch Tablet on My List, Chuwi Hi12. Video

Originally posted 2016-11-22 22:33:10.

1-gearbest-hi12So as I search for the newest mobile device to test we are now looking at the Chuwi Hi12. The specs are great, and of course I won’t need a keyboard or a microSD card because I already have those.

Obviously if I go with this tablet or anything larger than 10.1 inch I will be getting a case/stand for it, but those are much less expensive than a keyboard.

The specs are as follows:

  • Intel Atom X5-Z8350 Quad Core at 1.44 GHz (up to 1.8 GHz)
  • Fantastic display at 2160 x 1440
  • USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports
  • WiFi /b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 4 gb Ram
  • 64 gb onboard storage
  • microSD up to 128 gb
  • 5 mp rear camera, 2 mp front shooter
  • 11000 mAh battery

For more details visit this site for details.

Below is a short video review I found…

That about covers it for this evening,

Tim

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A Video Worth Sharing: Next Time You Think Your Car/Bike Is Fast….Well Just Watch!

Obviously most videos I share here are about tablets and laptops that have very low top speeds. However I still subscribe to the notion that the idea of this site is to put the tablet itself through the wringer and the content is secondary. I used to road race motorcycles a number of years back, but I would never even consider trying this! I have no problem riding at 190+ MPH, but not in these conditions!

So all that being said here is a video that anyone who thinks they can drive fast will appreciate. It is about 2 years old, but any true motorcyclist will notice how smooth the rider being filmed is. You will also notice that these folks are running on regular streets here with little or no safety barriers. Top speeds here are roughly 200 MPH…yeah, that means don’t fall in those small towns they pass through!

This was all shot on the Isle of Mann, by the way.

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition, New WLAN Drivers and General Info

This week’s HiBook News edition covers much of what was already posted in the last few posts. The most important being that I did manage to update the WLAN drivers on both the HiBook and the Hi12.

The update was easy to install and so far appears to have cured the occasional issues that the WLAN chip suffered, which was simply dropping out of existence and requiring a reboot.

This really isn’t a problem on the Hi12 because I generally use the handy ComFast dual-band (ac) USB adapter and it has no issues and the Hi12 battery doesn’t suffer like the HiBook does when running it.

Now on to a bit of good news about prices on the HiBook Pro model, which has the larger battery and the super hi-res 2560 x 1600 display. This one with the Z8350 processor is on sale at Banggood for a mere $180! That is a great price for this device!

Other than the above news I do not have much else to report, although it would be super if a few folks would register and post an article, or don’t register and post a comment or 5….just leave out any URLs or the system will auto dump it.

Oops, one last item, make sure to listen to the short welcome message in the right sidebar. These tablets crack me up sometimes.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Watch The Video, Win a 14.1 Inch Laptop!

Hey, we could all use a 14.1 inch laptop for something, right? Yeah, of course you could and Chris over at TechTablets is giving one away.

So go to his YouTube site and get the link and enter to get youself a free laptop…maybe….

Below is the video link….

That is all I have,

Tim

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Updated The RealTek WLAN Drivers on The Hi12, So Far, So Good.

Last evening I decided to try and rid myself of the WiFi issues that occasionally affect both Chuwi tablets I own. Both of them have the same internal WLAN Realtek RTL8723BS SDIO chipsets. Rarely, but often enough to be annoying, the WiFi will just disappear, requiring a reboot to get the device to reappear.

Suspecting as usual the crap Microsoft drivers for the WiFi, I went to Realtek and got their latest driver. It appears to be quite functional so far on the Hi12, although I have yet to test it on the HiBook.
The URL for the drivers is right here.

Since I have no clue what the Bluetooth chip is I did not mess around with those drivers at all.

I will also point out that the ComFast dual-band USB adapter has no such driver issues.

Update here: I installed the drivers into the HiBook after work this evening and just like the Hi12, so far, so good.

That is all for today,

Tim

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