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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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Flashback 5 Screen Recorder Test (Video)

Today’s testing here at HiBook Labs consisted of installing a program called Flashback 5 Express which is a screen recorder that is rather good. It does full screen recordings rather than some of the older free apps/programs which have limited resolutions.

I decided since I was using the HiBook today, I would do the first test on it. Eventually there will be a follow-up test on the Hi12, but right now it is busy being the server here. It did okay with both the audio and video and gave me a choice of full HD, 1080p or 720p out for the export to YouTube.  This being a short video the upload took a mere 30 seconds to upload. Not bad, not Hollywood, but the point is it works and that is all.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Not Everything is Perfect on the Chuwi HiBook, Windows 10 Wireless Issues Can be a Problem.

Originally posted 2016-11-05 15:09:26.

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HiBook on Android

This being a Saturday I am writing the HiBook news on the Chuwi HiBook tablet using the usual LogiTab setup. By and large it works great except on certain wireless routers which have heavy traffic and are improperly setup.

However once the issues occur the only resort is to switch to Android, (dual boots are great!),  which seems to have no such issues. Other than that, I am still happy with the HiBook.

I do understand that there are some updates available on this device, but having visited the Chuwi support site it is very difficult to decide what are official posts and what are possibly non functional downloads.

They definitely need to slap an “official” or “tested” label on firmware/driver updates.

I would like to point out that these issues ONLY occur at my favorite resaurant whch has an absolute crap wireless network, not to mention a Raspberry PI on the network doing god knows what.

That is all I have for today,

Tim

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