Tag Archives: Hibook

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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Tonight We Have A Short Video On Moving The HiBook Server to a New Rack!

Oh my,Moving a Server?

Occasionally I will need some space for the Hi12 server and that means moving the HiBook to a new server rack. This incredibly long and complex operation is covered in the short compressed video that follows!

Remember, do NOT try this at home! You may be injured unless you are an expert…or a complete moron….

If you didn’t find this humorous, then perhaps you need to lighten up a bit. Seriously though, this server actually runs on the very tablet in the video, (or sometimes the Hi12 I am writing this on). Point being you can run a small web site on a very small computer or tablet.

That is all,

Tim

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This Week’s HiBook News: Dealing With Microsoft Edge and Great Battery Life on the Hi12

The past few weeks have found me switching over to the Microsoft Edge browser, which does a whole lot of things badly, is clunky and not at all intuitive. In short it isn’t Chrome. However because of some sort of memory issue on the Hi12 as far as Chrome goes I am stuck with it for the foreseeable future.

Of course if Chuwi would release a proper BIOS update for the version I have, which is the Z8350 processor version, then I could actually tweak the BIOS and set the ram speed to the proper 1600 MHz rather than the 1066 MHz it insists on using.

On the good side of course is the fact I still find it to be a completely useful PC for everyday use. Considering that the least amount of battery I have ever had left after a full work day is 32%, (normally I end up with 44-52%), it is an exceptional value! You can still find it on Gearbest for a mere $219 (make sure to choose the HK warehouse).

Now as for the Chuwi HiBook, it is still kicking ass and chewing bubble gum as far as being a web server or movie viewing tablet goes!  It is rock solid, has no memory issues and runs just dandy with the ram set to 1600MHz. The Pro version with the super hi-res  2560 x 1600 display is still available at Banggood for $216. That version has the same OGS type laminated screen and a larger battery than the original HiBook and the Z8350 CPU.

I would of course recommend either of these tablets to anyone looking for a good tablet, with a great display at a reasonable price. The HiBook is the better choice it you want something slim and light to use as a traditional tablet and the Hi12 rocks as a small notebook PC when combined with a mouse and Bluetooth keyboard. Not that the HiBook won’t function equally as well, but that extra 2 inches of screen real estate is sure handy on the Hi12 and the battery life absolutely rules!

Also last evening I updated the  Linux software on both this server and a bit later today the Zotac server to Debian Jessie 8.8, (and once again prior testing on the tablet here was a bonus) !

That is all for today,

Tim

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In Another Blatant Attempt to Get Folks To Visit This Site, We Are Allowing The Tablets To Speak!

Yes kiddies, the tablets here at HiBook Labs have insisted we allow them to offer up a greeting message and to tell their opinions on the web.

It might sound crazy, but these are not voices in my head, these are the actual voices of the HiBook and Hi12!

They don’t speak often but here is an example!

So the bottom line is, there is a greeting message on the right side of the site if you are using a tablet/PC, on a phone it will show in the first menu section below the posts.’

This is actually a new feature of WordPress in version 4.8 and rather slick. You can create the robotic voices at this site.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Testing Session 2 With Linux Lite 3.0 on the HiBook

Originally posted 2016-08-15 21:12:57.

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Yes kiddies, Linux on a VM inside Windows 10 on a Tablet!

Several days ago I mentioned installing a Linux Lite 3.0 VM, (Virtual Machine), onto the Windows 10 side of the Chuwi HiBook. It worked great but it gobbled up a huge chunk of available disk space.

So tonight I got the bright idea that since the microSD card on here is pretty much empty, why not try to run it from there?

At the present time (1950 hrs CDT) the install has completed and a restart is occurring. Installation took roughly 30 min and I set aside 15gb for the VM and as I am typing this it is up and running!

Current time: 20:29 hrs CDT: Linux installed and running on the microSD card and functioning perfectly! After the install and adding Chromium (the Linux Version of Chrome) we have 8.3 gb free of out of the 15gb I allocated for this VM.

Below are just a few shots of the available software on the stock install.

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The GIMP (Graphics Image Manipulation Program)
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Yes, you can edit documents, spreadsheets and all that other office related stuff using LibreOffice

This is a great free operating system and will work on most older PC’s and laptops and yes, even on a Tablet in a VM.

Tim

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