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Chuwi HiBook Pro Tablet Still on Sale at Chinese Retailer For $185

If you have visited this site at all you know that it runs for the most part on a Chuwi HiBook tablet. My version is the standard HiBook with the 1920 x 1200 display and a 6600 mAh battery.

Today however I noticed that Chinese retailer Banggood is offering up the Pro version for what I paid for the standard version last year. The HiBook Pro has a 2560 x 1600 display It also has the Z8350 processor which is a bit quicker and also has an 8000 mAh battery.

The other specs are the same as the standard version with a microSD card slot, a USB-C port, micro-USB port and a micro HDMI port. 4 GB ram, 64 GB eMMC on-board storage. Windows 10 and Android 5.1.

If you are looking for a really good, low-priced, 10 inch tablet you certainly will find the HiBook Pro hard to beat at only $185.

That is all for now,

Tim

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More Testing on the Hi12 With the ComFast Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter.

Yeah, that is 72% AFTER 9 hrs on time!

Today I took the HiBook to work and left the Hi12 here, all day, as the server. I wanted to see if the Hi12 would get as drained as the HiBook did after 9+ hrs of running the web server.

The answer was an unequivocal: no problems! Upon arriving home I was greeted with 72% battery life remaining! Obviously the huge battery in the Hi12 is a bonus.

Now please do not think that these are normal results of daily use. When running as a web server, the only thing running is the VM (Virtual Machine) server and there is zero screen on time.

The point of the test was to show that if you have a large enough battery the Comfast dual band wireless adapter won’t be an issue at all. So if you need wireless ac (5Ghz) speeds, then this little device is worth the investment.

Last note here, the Hi12 is on sale right now for $225.99! 

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook Labs News: ComFast Adapter Day 1 of Server Testing

As I reported recently, we finally have our hands on a super accessory that will possibly save you from running out to purchase a new laptop or tablet  just because you have a wireless dual band (2.4 GHz/5GHz) a/b/g/n/ac router.

This little USB gizmo works great and on my dirt cheap TP-Link AC1200 router it hooks up at 433.5 mb/s. Not optimal, but considering the Realtek chip-set it is equipped with, rather more expected than not. My Asus Z580CA also never got more than 433 mb/s, so this is still fast and it might just be the router.

Today I ran it all day on the Chuwi HiBook and it did a fine job. However there are some things to keep in mind. First of all it has this VERY bright LED that flashes to indicate it is active and in the course of about 9-9.5 hrs the HiBook dropped down to 16% battery at the end of the day! That would be about 30% more than the HiBook normally uses on an average day. Probably not a worry if you are simply an average tablet user. My guess is that the redundant LED is the power hog.

Tomorrow I shall let the Hi12 be the server all day, but with the huge battery I don’t see it being an issue. However, since I rarely do this, it might be interesting.

That is all,

Tim

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The HiBook News: The HiBook Running the New ComFast Dual Band Adapter!

Since we never quit testing here​ at HiBook Labs, I thought it might be important to show that this adapter can work with tablets that do not have a full size/std USB adapter.

So below is a short video shot on the HiBook. There isn’t much else to say other than it works great! I will also mention that it was worth the wait. At $9.99 it is a useful accessory!

Uploads and downloads are just the same, throttled by my cable connection, but what the hell, if you have a faster connection,this one will do swell!

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News, Today’s Edition: Still Waiting For My Wireless Dual Band Adapter And Other Stuff

So testing has ground to a standstill here at HiBook Labs as I patiently wait for my Comfast Dual Band Wireless Adapter to arrive. Okay, I do admit that my patience is wearing a bit thin, but after contacting Gearbest, I was pleasantly surprised at the fast response I received to my inquiry as to whether the item had been shipped.

Will it ever arrive?

I was assured it was mailed on April 11th and they confirmed the address with me. and confirmed it had indeed been shipped to the correct address. So for now we wait.

In the meantime I have been using the heck out of the HiBook to watch movies and TV in the evenings.  I have developed a routine whereby I charge it up when I get home from work and then shift server duties over to the Chuwi Hi12, (which is still on sale for $229).

The Hi12 continues to perform great! The battery life is stellar and surprisingly it can run as the server and charge up from 50% in roughly 2 hrs. Obviously it charges faster when off, but it really does work well. I used it for 4 hrs this morning at work and left with 78% battery remaining. I never have to set the brightness at more than 50% and the screen is more than bright enough and easy to read. As a matter of fact at my top secret location where it is usually quite dimply lit, the display is painfully bright at 35%!

That is all for now,

Tim

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