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It is Saturday April 29th and Once Again Time For The HiBook News!

Originally posted 2017-04-29 13:52:55.

Being that this is Saturday I am once again tasked with reporting on the news here at HiBook Labs. There isn’t all that much to report on right now, but I shall try to make up some good stuff.

First on the list is the Comfast WiFi ac adapter (USB) that I ordered from Gearest.com, incidentally the price has dropped to $9.99. At this point it has yet to arrive, but I certainly am looking forward to getting it and seeing how good it works. The good news is that it will work just fine with the new Hi12 because I do have a spare full size USB port to use it in.

Better news is that the Chuwi Hi12 has proven to be a great little notebook, (okay it is a tablet), along with the Logitech K480 keyboard which has now served me well with 4 tablets and avoided the expense of buying those pretty but not so great keyboard docks.  Bottom line here is that along with a cheap case the Hi12 is every bit as good as any laptop minus a track pad, but I hate those damned things anyway. There are some minor issues with it, but the display and battery make it a killer work tablet!

Of course once I figure out how exactly to update the BIOS on the Hi12 I will immediately boost the RAM speed to the full 1600 MHz if possible, which so far is not possible on the Z8350 processor version. More info on that can be found in my review.

If you happen to be a regular visitor you have realized that for almost 2 weeks straight the HiBook has been doing the bulk of the server duties here, which was what I bought it to do. So I am completely satisfied with the original HiBook which has good battery life and since I updated the BIOS and the RAM speed and Windows 10 and the wireless Realtek driver, seems to quite stable. It will remain the primary server at this URL for the foreseeable future, only being allowed to sleep during the evening recharge, when the Chuwi Hi12 takes over.

So that is all I have for today,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition Stopping Hackers, Chapter 3

Last week my primary server was a mess. It was completely infested with something that was causing redirects to some not so reputable sites.

So finally I rebuilt the server on the Hi12 Tablet from a backup that predated the infections. So far that new copy of the VM seems pretty clean.

I ended up changing every password on those sites to something ridiculously long and impossible to remember and far more difficult to hack. So for the time being we seem to be okay. Of course there are never any guarantees on the internet, but for the last several days my primary server seems to be a-okay.

I can still see a lot of attempts to hack the server in the Apache logs, but as I spot them I add those IP addresses to my firewall. So far I have roughly 100 IP’s blocked and end up adding more each day.

So that about covers that issue for the present, so onto the HiBook. It had an issue yesterday where it simply shut down. After arriving home and plugging it in and trying to restart it the tablet suddenly decided to not respond at all. It would not charge or fire up.  It was stone cold dead. So I set it aside for about an hour and tried it again using the reset to defaults start procedure and it fired up and began to charge again.  Of course I had to go back into the BIOS and change the memory speed back to 1600 MHz and it is running just dandy again.

The lesson here is not to give up, but be patient and wait and think it through and sometimes it is just luck and others it is simply going back to the drawing board.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: A Comparison of the Mi NoteBook Air 2016 and 2017 Models.

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is a premium laptop/notebook and offers excellent performance. Bu it has been upgraded just a bit this year to include the Intel  Core i5 Kaby Lake processor that has a bit higher clock speed.

Both of these are excellent notebooks and  they both are well over my budget, but they are both a helluva lot cheaper than a Dell/Mac/etc.

So without further into below you will find the video!

 

That is all at this time,

Tim

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The HiBook News: Edition 8000! Ok, Perhaps Not, But Today’s Subject Is Somewhat Important!

So as I begin writing this post on the Hi12 I really have no clue where it is going. Sure enough later this evening I will test it using OpenShot for Windows.

Of course I have no doubt it will work just dandy, although a bit slower than the Zotac Nano PC, but that is to be expected considering the difference in processors.

The whole idea here however is to see if an Atom X5 can do this. Of course if you have cheeked the welcome message on the right side of this site you would already know that the HiBook tablet thinks it can do this, so I expect more negative  chatter from the HiBook later today.

So at this moment, we are awaiting my arrival at HQ, so I can do a video on the Hi12 and add an audio track and perhaps a transition or three. Obviously pushing a tablet to its limits is the point here so I guess we have to also do it on the HiBook also, so there may well be 2 videos in this post.

Now having arrived home I shot a video or 3 or the BLU Energy 2 smartphone and also downloaded a bit of music. I created a project, imported the files onto the Hi12 and into the Openshot project and of course I was pushing the tablet to its limits and the result was a dismal failure!

Like all things on the Hi12, if the ram gets pushed a bit and I forget to set the screen timeout to a long enough period I simply can’t wake the screen. This is an ongoing issue with my Z8350 version of this tablet and I simply can’t update the BIOS at all, because it will not even let me change the boot order hence ZERO chance of updating the BIOS.

So try number 2:  I set the screen timeout to be 1 hr and all appears to have worked rather well. It isn’t a fancy super video, just what I do for the cars we sell at work each day. Incidentally, it processed the 4 min video in roughly 6 min. About twice the time that the Ci3123 took to do a similar video. Perhaps later I will repeat this test on the HiBook, but it is a bit busy being the server today.

And for those folks who choose not to view the full website, here is the HiBook Tablet’s take on this video edit…

That will be it on the video front for today…I hope.

Tim

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Another Video Worth Sharing: The Huawei Matebook E, Unboxing and Initial Impressions

The Huawei Matebook E is a premium, 2 in 1, 12 inch, Tablet/notebook that has some excellent specs and offers a few variants.

There is a Core M3 version with 4GB ram, 128 GB SSD and there is also a higher end Core i5 version with twice the ram and storage space.

The specs are good, the display is excellent and of course the price is a bit steep. But you are getting some goodies with it such as the keyboard and case being included along with a fingerprint sensor  and a very nice build quality.

So let us get to that video, which comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTechReviews

This product is available on Amazon starting at about $799.

That is all for now,

Tim

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