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If You Have Followed This Blog, You Will Remember My Annoying Posts About My BLU Studio Energy 2 Battery Life, Well…The Chuwi Hi12 is The King Of Tablet Battery Life!

Of course I have had the Chuwi Hi12 for only about 6 days, but folks this thing has a killer battery! The 11000 mAh battery lasts all damned day! I used it at work yesterday morning and then all afternoon and until about 8 pm when I finally decided to slap it on the charger. That means roughly 12 hrs of on time with about 4-5 hrs of screen on time. When I put it on the charger it had 38% battery left.

Yes, even with the 3A  charger it does take just short of forever to charge (about 4 hrs), but that is because it is a huge battery. This is by far the best tablet I have ever owned/tested/abused and I could not be happier with the display and the battery life.

Sure I use it with the screen timeout at 2 minutes and the brightness set to about 34% but I do the same with the HiBook. But that is simply a practice I use with all devices. I can’t remember the last time I ever used full brightness on any tablet nor my BLU Studio Energy 2 smartphone.

Today I walked out the door with just the Hi12 and a Logitech K480 keyboard and a mouse.  No charger, no extra cables for the mouse, that is all that is necessary. The 2 full size USB ports make life so much easier! As far as tweaking the RAM speed on this device, I am still researching that, because right now it is running at the default 1066 MHz even though it should run at 1600 MHz, but  that really isn’t a major issue. It is much faster than one would expect from a tablet unless you are paying $800-$900 for one.

Incidentally you can still grab a Chuwi Hi12 for a mere $235 on Banggood right now! Also do not forget that this post is being written on a web server running right now on a Chuwi HiBook which is still a great tablet!

That is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi Hi12 Quick Comparison With The Chuwi HiBook

The Hi12 and the HiBook

Both the Hi12 and the HiBook have very good displays, but the Hi12 is the winner here via sheer size and a higher resolution and a bit of an overall edge in brightness.

Obviously CPU wise the  Hi12 has the edge with a Z8350 versus the HiBook Z8300. It is a minor bump in processor but enough to win a Geekbench CPU test. But the HiBook wins the overall hands on performance test because I was able to tweak the BIOS on it and boost the RAM speed to 1600 MHz. I tried numerous times last evening to do the same with the Hi12 and each time it would not boot until I reset it back to factory defaults. So in hands on use, with real work apps such as Chrome and Microsoft Excel and even Paintshop Pro, the HiBook is a bit quicker in response times.

Now the real star of the show here is the Hi12 battery! I can use the device all day at work and when I get home it still has 46-50% battery life left! So that is 8 hrs of real world use, watching a few videos, editing web sites and writing some articles, editing images and the occasional spreadsheet. The HiBook usually requires a charge after about 5 hrs of use, to get through a workday.

Overall the Hi12 is the better tablet, but if you are looking for a good 10 inch tablet, the HiBook is still a slightly better deal price wise, the HiBook Pro with the larger battery and a Z8350 processor is only $215 on BangGood.com right now.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition; Cleaning Up the Hi12 Tablet After The Creators Update and Other Stuff

Tonight I decided to quit waiting on Microsoft for the latest Windows 10 update and went ahead and followed their instructions to update both my Zotac Mini-PC and the new Hi12.

Of course there were glitches, like the fact that on the Hi12 it was virtually impossible to delete the previous version no matter how many times I ran the Microcrap Disk Cleanup program. This didn’t shock me and I just happened to run across an article mentioning that Win 10 would dump that folder after a month, so I simply changed the date to May 22, (it is currently April 21), then I rebooted and lo and behold this time Disk cleanup worked as advertised. I went from 6 GB free space to 14.1 GB free.

Had that failed I would have simply went into the bios and booted to a “Live CD” version of Linux via a USB stick and then deleted that c:\windows.old folder.

So here we are running on the Hi12 at this time with a decent amount of free disk space and all seems well.

Of course the other thing I realized tonight is that I do not pay much attention to detail when watching all the video reviews before I purchase a product. I finally remembered that the Hi12 has a shipping screen protector that is quite obvious because of the little tab that says tear me off, but I failed to remove the second screen protector that is under the shipping one! So I pulled it off and all I can say is holy shit what a bright display!

Of course that isn’t that big of a deal, it was rather obvious when looking at the front facing camera, since you could see the hole in it for the cam. However, I must admit I have had the HiBook since August and it does not have that telltale hole for the from cam and guess what? Uh, yep, it had a factory screen protector also and all I can say after removing it is, Holy SHIT that is a great display!

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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THE Tablet Test Server is Finally On The Chuwi Hi12! So Far, So Good!

F22 Raptor jet photographed by Blair Bunting

You didn’t really think I would get a new device and not put a web server on it did you? As the header image says, this site is running right now on the Chuwi Hi12. Yes, it does gobble up about 12 GB of disk space when the VM is active, but it is also part of seeing what this tablet can do.

The transfer over to the Hi12 was easily accomplished by copying the entire VM from the HiBook and then simply installing VMware player. I did the transfer using my trusty Sandisk USB 3.0  thumb-drive and in total it took about 12 minutes to copy on the HiBook, which is only USB 2.0 and then another 2 minutes to drop onto the eMMC drive in the Hi12 which of course has a full size USB 3.0 port. So a total of less than 15 minutes and here we are with a nice backup server with what can only be described as an AWESOME battery!

The only things I am still waiting on is the wireless ac USB adapter I ordered and of course the inevitable Windows 10 Creators Update. So far I am totally impressed with this tablet. The display is great, the battery lasts all day for basic web surfing, image editing and the occasional video. I also run Office 2007 on here to do spreadsheets for work and the occasional Word document.

Incidentally, the Chuwi Hi12 is still available on Banggood.com for $235, which is about $100 bucks less than the newer Chuwi Hi13.

That is all for now,

Tim

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My Chuwi Hi12 Tablet Gets Benchmarked Via Geekbench

This evening I installed and ran Geekbench on the new Chuwi Hi12 tablet. Geekbench identifies it as a Hampoo E4D6-HI122LP, but that is typical with Chinese tablets. The scores were not too bad at all…

Keep in mind I have yet to tweak the bios to boost the ram speed up to 1600 MHz, right now it is at the factory default 1066 Mhz.

Below is the result of the Chuwi HiBook with the ram speed boosted, but still not up to the numbers that the  Intel Z8350 on the Hi12 produced, versus the Z8300.

 

Chuwi HiBook

So there are no major surprises just yet and testing and playing on the Hi12 shall continue.

Tim

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