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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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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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So How Well Does The Hi12 Handle Warm Temperatures? Turns Out It Does Very Well.

Today I was, as usual, using the Hi12 tablet with my Logitech K480 keyboard and a wireless mouse for the usual work related stuff. Editing web sites, looking things up, watch a video and some light Excel use.

Today however was supposed to be quite warm and I was curious to see what the internal temps would run at, so over a period of 8 hrs I took some screen captures of what HWInfo was telling me. Surprisingly with the ambient temperature hovering a little over 91F the tablet never got all that hot at all.

It appears as if the highest temp reached all day was 60C, but the averages, although they did creep up a bit, never went beyond about 48C

Below you will see the 4 screenshots I took today.

[Click any image to enlarge the gallery.]

Keep in mind that the tablet is surrounded by a leather case and that I was running on the ComFast Dual-Band adapter, with the internal WiFi also running, so I was surprised temps didn’t get quite a bit higher.  Battery life seemed none the worse either, as at the 8 hr mark I had 49% battery remaining.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The Hi12 Tablet Battery Just Doesn’t Quit! As a Server It Could Possibly Last 22 Plus Hours!

I am running the site here on the Hi12 and using the HiBook as the “notebook” today, along with the trusty K480 Logitech keyboard, which incidentally is now at 7 months since the last battery change…yeah, not bad.

The battery of course on the Hi12 has got to be the best battery for a 12 inch class tablet ever. Sure you need to make sure to use all battery saving techniques, settings and  just a lot of common sense. But all I can say is HOLLEE SHEEET, this thing is light years above any other tablet I have ever owned and in some ways better than my BLU Studio Energy 2 phone, which, well, lasts days and days….okay I will shut up about it.

Here is what the Hi12 itself thinks….

Now there are issues, with both the Hi12 and the HiBook when it comes to the WiFi. Both devices tend to have the adapter crash randomly. I do not profess to know why as temps,(thermals) on both devices are very low, but I suspect that the lack of a clear signal due to the all metal construction might be an issue.

Of course there is always the ComFast Dual Band Wireless adapter there to save the day. It is after all external, and therefore not blocked by all that metal that acts as a shield/ground to radio frequency energy.  But the fact that the WiFi adapter on both Chuwi devices simply shuts down, points to some other issue. The only way to get it back is generally a reboot. Obviously the ComFast adapter does not have these issues, but on the other hand it does drain lots of battery juice. Especially on the HiBook, not so much an issue on the Hi12, because of the enormous battery, (11,000 mAh), which tends to make it a total non-issue on the device.

So that is all for now,

Tim

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This Week’s HiBook News: Dealing With Microsoft Edge and Great Battery Life on the Hi12

The past few weeks have found me switching over to the Microsoft Edge browser, which does a whole lot of things badly, is clunky and not at all intuitive. In short it isn’t Chrome. However because of some sort of memory issue on the Hi12 as far as Chrome goes I am stuck with it for the foreseeable future.

Of course if Chuwi would release a proper BIOS update for the version I have, which is the Z8350 processor version, then I could actually tweak the BIOS and set the ram speed to the proper 1600 MHz rather than the 1066 MHz it insists on using.

On the good side of course is the fact I still find it to be a completely useful PC for everyday use. Considering that the least amount of battery I have ever had left after a full work day is 32%, (normally I end up with 44-52%), it is an exceptional value! You can still find it on Gearbest for a mere $219 (make sure to choose the HK warehouse).

Now as for the Chuwi HiBook, it is still kicking ass and chewing bubble gum as far as being a web server or movie viewing tablet goes!  It is rock solid, has no memory issues and runs just dandy with the ram set to 1600MHz. The Pro version with the super hi-res  2560 x 1600 display is still available at Banggood for $216. That version has the same OGS type laminated screen and a larger battery than the original HiBook and the Z8350 CPU.

I would of course recommend either of these tablets to anyone looking for a good tablet, with a great display at a reasonable price. The HiBook is the better choice it you want something slim and light to use as a traditional tablet and the Hi12 rocks as a small notebook PC when combined with a mouse and Bluetooth keyboard. Not that the HiBook won’t function equally as well, but that extra 2 inches of screen real estate is sure handy on the Hi12 and the battery life absolutely rules!

Also last evening I updated the  Linux software on both this server and a bit later today the Zotac server to Debian Jessie 8.8, (and once again prior testing on the tablet here was a bonus) !

That is all for today,

Tim

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