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Chuwi HiBook Pro On Sale Right Now For $179.99!

The HiBook Pro has a fantastic display!

As everyone who has visited this site should know, it normally runs on a Chuwi HiBook 10.1 inch tablet. My version is the original HiBook with the BIOS tweaked to boost memory speed.

This tablet has zero glitches, no shutdown issues and a great display at 1920 x 1200 display. Battery life is good for roughly 6+ hours of average use or 9-10 hrs of use as a server since the screen isn’t used.

Now all that being said I will get right to the point and that is the HiBook Pro is on sale for a mere $179.99 which is less than I paid for my version. Considering that it has the following improvements, it seems like a fantastic buy! Which is why it made it into my back to school recommendations post the other day!

  • 2560 x 1600 display
  • Z8350 CPU
  • 8000 mAh battery

It appears that this sale ends in roughly 33 hrs from now, July 18, 17:30 hrs, CDT  (you do the math). So don’t whine to me if you miss out, but I suggest a few minutes of research, check a few YouTube reviews and then go for it.

That is all for now,

Tim

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My Suggestions For Back To School PC Devices For 2017

We Test so you don’t have to!

We are about a month or so from back to school time and off to college time so these are my suggestions for great economical PC’s with Windows 10 or in 2 cases a Dual Boot Windows and Android. Remember most of these devices will be coming from China, so now is the time to order.

Now remember to choose your devices based on need and not  price or prettiness. Sure you can’t go wrong with a Samsung or Apple but you will probably spend far more than you should.

So let us get right to the list:

 

  • Number 1 on my list would be the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 with a whole slew of features. It has 6 gb of ram, it has a fantastic hi-res display and decent speakers and lots of ports. You can find the details and a great price on it at this link…right here. It is currently priced at $299 with coupon code Chuwi123. You can find the video review on this one right here.
  • Chuwi Hi12 with a K480 keyboard

    Next on the list is the Chuwi Hi12. This server is running on it right now and it has a great display (2160 x 1440)  and amazing battery life. Yes you may want to get a keyboard for it, but I would go with a Bluetooth keyboard and a case/stand., which is what I use.  You can find it right here for under $240. Yes it is a dual boot!

  • Third on the list is the absolutely super Chuwi HiBook Pro. Now I normally run this site on the original HiBook which is great but the Pro model gets you the incredible  super hi- res 2560 x 1600 display and a Z8350 Intel processor. This is possibly the best 10.1 inch tablet you will find with the specs it has which like the Hi12 include 4 gb ram and the ability to use it with an attached keyboard or Bluetooth (smarter), and a dual boot system. The best price I know of is right here.
  • Jumper EZBOOK 3 PRO

    One more device here and that is the Jumper EzBook Pro 3 which gives us an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 Quad Core  CPU and a 1920 x 1080 display. It also can be easily upgraded with an SSD to expand storage. Check the post I wrote last month for the video on how this is done. This one is currently selling for $280 on Gearbest.

  • As always I would also suggest checking out Refurbees.com as they carry quite a few decent/fast/low cost laptops!

Incidentally this post was written in the Chuwi HiBook using the Logitech K480 keyboard and yes it is getting a day off road trip!

The HiBook on a Road Trip!

That appears to be all I have for now, but keep tabs on us, we here at HiBook Labs never quit searching for cool stuff!

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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Updated The RealTek WLAN Drivers on The Hi12, So Far, So Good.

Last evening I decided to try and rid myself of the WiFi issues that occasionally affect both Chuwi tablets I own. Both of them have the same internal WLAN Realtek RTL8723BS SDIO chipsets. Rarely, but often enough to be annoying, the WiFi will just disappear, requiring a reboot to get the device to reappear.

Suspecting as usual the crap Microsoft drivers for the WiFi, I went to Realtek and got their latest driver. It appears to be quite functional so far on the Hi12, although I have yet to test it on the HiBook.
The URL for the drivers is right here.

Since I have no clue what the Bluetooth chip is I did not mess around with those drivers at all.

I will also point out that the ComFast dual-band USB adapter has no such driver issues.

Update here: I installed the drivers into the HiBook after work this evening and just like the Hi12, so far, so good.

That is all for today,

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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