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A Few hours with the Asus X553SA Convince Tim to get a Dual Boot Tablet!

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Yep, VMWare works fine on Windows 10

So after some extensive testing tonight I have determined that I can run a Virtual Machine on Windows 10 so therefore I am going to get a dual boot tablet with Windows 10 on it so I can run this server.

The performance of the Asus laptop was quite impressive! However, I will still need to figure out how to let the tablet sleep and keep the Wifi “always on”, but that can not be as difficult as setting up a VM and configuring Apache server.

Now you may wonder how I am able to run that test considering I having Windows 7 at home? The answer is quite simple, I ran all the tests on my Asus X553SA notebook, with a VMWARE server installed running Debian 8.2.

So that means my Asus Z580CA is now up for sale!

Tim

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I cut it a bit thin today….1% battery when arriving home.

Methinks I cut that pretty close! Note the battery percentage
Methinks I cut that pretty close! Note the battery percentage

I think I cut it right down to the wire today on battery use on the DTX10….look at the image to understand, if you are clueless.

However, the battery did last from 8:15am until the time on the screen, so not so bad for a battery powered server!

For a cheap tablet, it does have a great battery!

Tim

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So no sooner than me answering a question about the Z580CA on Amazon , I am greeted with an update and once again disappointed!

Another disappointing update.
Another disappointing update.

So someone on Amazon asked me about the super duper Asus Z580CA getting an update to Android 6 and I posted my usual answer which is , ah hell no!

5 minutes later my Tablet notifies me of an update. So I install it and guess what, yeah another minor software update and a security patch, but here I sit using a killer tablet without the latest version of Android!

So although I like the quality/specs on Asus products, their updates continue to be sub-standard at the very least. Atrocious is a better word, Unacceptable is even more accurate. They need to remove their heads from their collective asses and hire some software folks to get these updates done and keep customers happy!

Apparently they have learned nothing about service AFTER the sale. Great specs are wonderful, but the latest bleeding edge stuff is what geeks want! Learn it or go the way of Studabaker and Edsel and all other the othe glaring failures of corporate history.

Tim

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So why in the HELL Does Android Have this Setting if it does not work?

Completely useless on every Android I have ever owned.
Completely useless on every Android I have ever owned.

I have 2 tablets and a phone all running android and not one of them keeps the WiFi alive unless they are plugged in!

So can some tell me exactly what the hell Google’s interpretation of always on is? I mean, I speak fairly decent English and always on does not mean, “oh for a bit after the screen goes dark!”.

Why in the hell is this setting even on a Tablet or smartphone if it does not freaking work? Are the manufacturers just that clueless in adapting the Android to their particular device? Or is this simply just a setting that “DON’T FUCKING WORK!”

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USB C to Standard USB adapters have arrived for my Asus Z580CA Tablet.

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USB C to Full Std USB Adapter

So I ordered these little jewels about 4-5 days ago and they arrived today, 2 days ahead of schedule. In fact I am using one right now as I write this article using a wireless mouse from Logitech, via the new USB C-Std USB adapter.

The price on these wasn’t bad, all told including shipping about $6..40 each for 2. The construction appears to be excellent and having a spare is a bonus, simce many newer devices are now coming with the USB C type port.

So I now own 2 LogiTabs! Well technically 2 tablets capable of running a mouse and keyboard. But you get the point right? The real point here is you don’t need expensive 2 in one tablets when you can purchase inexpensive keyboards and a wireless type mouse and use it with any Tablet out there. Most of them will do just fine!

The Asus Z580CA all set up as a mini-notebook.
The Asus Z580CA all set up as a mini-notebook.

Below is a short, crappy as usual, video I shot demonstrating mouse functionality.

Tim

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