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The HiBook News Today’s Edition – Minor Issues With Boosting The Ram Speed to 1600Mhz

Today’s subject is primarily concerning the HiBook. A few days back I boosted the RAM speed up to what it should be, which is 1600 MHz. The factory defaults are set at 1066 MHz and I am always willing to get a tiny bit more performance.

In the process of boosting the RAM speed I also went ahead and flashed the bios to the latest version which was supposed to help with some WiFi issues. The only issues I have had are with my LogiTech mouse which although I believed I had figured out, I guess I hadn’t. Occasionally it won’t recognize the mouse until I go into Device Manager and unplug and re-insert the wireless dongle.  I have another wireless mouse that works just fine. It happens to be one of those ultra cheap $1.50 deals you can find on Amazon.

So that eliminates the micro-USB port and the OTG cable. That leaves me with the thought that the Logitech could simply be going bad or that the increased memory speed is somehow messing with the device manager in Windows 10.  I shall continue to try different things, but  in the meantime I have ordered a less crappy cheap mouse from Amazon, the very best that $3.79 can buy!

As for my return process with the Chuwi Hi12, that seems to be going well. They have shipped the replacement Tablet and according to the email it should arrive in less than 2 weeks. They also reimbursed me for 50% of the return shipping cost and that was okay by me. So once again, we play the waiting game for the new tablet PC but I believe that this time I will get a good one.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi HiBook Pro Still on Sale For Only $180!

The Chuwi HiBook is what this site is actually running on as I write this post. The HiBook Pro is the very same device with a bigger battery and an incredible display!

At a mere $180, this is one of the best deals you will find out there for a 10.1 inch tablet! The specs are listed below…

  • Windows 10 64 bit/Android 5.1
  • Intel Z8300 Processor
  • 2560 x 1600 display! (maybe the best display of any tablet in this class)
  • 4 GB Ram
  • 64 GB on-board eMMC storage
  • microSD support for up to 64 GB cards.
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 8000 mAh

I certainly wish I had purchased this version over the standard HiBook, which is a great tablet, but the bigger battery and better display and low price make this one a winner! You can find it right here for about 1 more day, they only have 7 left.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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The Rather Long and Tedious Process of Returning a Tablet to China Seems to be Over.

As I wrote about recently, I have finally shipped the Chuwi Hi12 back to Banggood and as of this morning I was notified that a replacement has now been shipped.

So I can report that within roughly 2-3 weeks weeks, I should have an Hi12 in my possession and hopefully this one will be 100% functional.

Time will tell, but just to let you know, if you get a defective product from one of these Chinese retailers, expect at least 10-15 emails to be exchanged before the situation is resolved. The reply speed can be called painfully slow, to be as polite as possible. However, keep in mind that if you happen to live in the USA or Europe, you are pretty much 12+ hrs out of synch with China.

That is all I have for tonight, in the meantime the HiBook is doing double duty as a work PC and a server. So far, so good. Incidentally, the Hi12 is still on flash sale at Gearbest for $229…just thought I would mention that.

Tim

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I Was Looking At All The Gearbest March Madness Sales and Ran Across The Hi-10 Pro At a Decent Price!

Chuwi Hi-10 Pro

The Hi-10 Pro is a pretty decent dual-boot (Win 10 and Android 5.1) tablet with a 10.1 inch screen that was pretty much the predecessor to the HiBook series of tablets.

Gearbest which is now in the middle of it’s 3rd anniversary promotions has this one on sale for $199 including the keyboard. That is a fairly decent deal for a 10.1 inch tablet these days and this one is sporting an X5-Z8350 Atom processor.

The specs are as follows and the link is right here.

Specs:

  • OS: Android 5.1,Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8350
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Core: 1.44GHz,Quad Core
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
  • 64 GB on-board storage
  • microSD slot accepts compatible cards up to 128GB
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Type-C: Yes
  • Micro USB Slot: Yes
  • Micro HDMI: Yes
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Battery Capacity(mAh): 3.7V/6500mAh

Overall, very good specs and considering the included keyboard a very good deal. The specs here are pretty much identical to the HiBook that this server runs on. No it isn’t a Hibook Pro, but still a good choice for basic productivity work. This is a Flash Sale and that means quantities are limited, so don’t wait long.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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Tweaking the BIOS on The HiBook Was a Great Idea. However It Caused an Issue That Was Easily Fixed.

Back in February I wrote about tweaking the BIOS on the Hibook and later about running some Geekbench tests on it. I have also mentioned in followup posts about having issues with my LogiTech wireless mouse.

After doing some research and finally abandoning the LogiTech mouse in favor of an old crap wireless mouse I realized that the mouse issues occurred after the tablet refused to boot one day at work and I reset it to factory defaults.

As I wrote about I also had updated the HiBook BIOS just after doing the upgrade and when I reset to defaults, I unknowingly dropped the memory speed back to 1066 MHz.  I discovered this tonight when I ran CPU-Z to check things and saw the memory speed had dropped back down.

Booting back into the BIOS this evening allowed me to once again change that back to 1600Mhz on the memory speed and guess what? Yes kiddies, all is well once again. I have done 3 restarts and each time the LogiTech is recognized and there is once again a bit of extra performance from the web server here!

My conclusion is the latest BIOS absolutely needs to run at the full 1600 MHz ram speed for all to work correctly. Read that link at the top of this article for the how-to’s on that.

That is all for tonight!

Tim

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