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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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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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It Is Time Once Again For The HiBook News! Today: Finally Shipped the Hi12 Back!

Today I finally shipped the Hi12 back to BangGood at the address they finally provided.  So that makes it an even month since I first ordered it. They asked me to provide the lowest cost shipping possible and in rural Kentucky that pretty much meant using the US Postal service which still cost a bundle to send it with a tracking number. $60 to be exact!

I have no clue if they are going to cover my return shipping or not and at this point I was just glad to send the tablet back from whence it came. So now we wait, probably another 30 days before I even get my hands on a working Hi12.

So while ordering a tablet from a Chinese retailer is inexpensive to start with, be prepared for a long return process if the item is defective.  I would have hoped they had a US warehouse to ship it back to, but I don’t think that Banggood has a warehouse here, Gearbest however does, but they didn’t put the Hi12 on sale until this week.

The HiBook of course is still working perfectly, although today I am having mouse issues because I am using a crap $1.50 mouse I bought for the Dragon Touch X10 back in 2015 and the cursor just sort of drifts around with no control. But that is okay, because this is a touch screen after all and I have resorted to using my finger as a pointer.

That is pretty much all I have for today, except I did order another super cheap wireless mouse for this tablet from Amazon!

Tim

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Another Saturday,Another Edition Of The HiBook News: This Edition, Dealing With Customer Service

This week I am dealing with the issue of my Chuwi Hi12 which arrived with a defective display. So far the results are rather dismal. The only advice they gave was to restart the tablet holding down the volume and power keys at the same time.

Since I have owned numerous tablets, this was the first thing I tried at least 5 times before ever contacting Customer Service. Obviously they have a script they go off of, but the biggest issue is the delay in replies to my emails. Their response time is roughly 36 hrs plus, which isn’t exactly speedy. Bottom line here is that after trying the tablet again the other night I now don’t even get a boot-up. The LED simply blinks as if it is charging. I eventually expect them to RMA the product so I can finally get one that works.

I will continue to report on this, but moving on to the HiBook, it is working pretty well after the BIOS update and the memory speed setting change. I do have a minor issue with it not recognizing the wireless mouse on start-up but that could be a mouse issue. So I am happy with the update so far.

That is all,

Tim

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The HiBook News, Today’s Edition: Waiting For a New Tablet Really Does Suck

Waiting on a New Tablet Does Suck

So as usual for a Saturday I am once again going to recap just how great my little Chuwi HiBook is and how glad I am that I decided to buy a K480 Logitech keyboard a year and a half ago. This week saw me pretty much running out of tests to do on this HiBook, which is now my daily driver PC since I sold my Asus laptop. However I did manage to find some tweaks to speed up the HiBook just a little bit.

I tweaked the BIOS settings and boosted the RAM speed to 1600 MHz rather than the 1066 MHz factory setting. I have not seen any reduction in battery life and all seems to be running just fine.

That was the last possible thing I could think of to do with this tablet. So now I am playing the waiting game on the Chuwi Hi12 I ordered on Feb 18th. That of course sucks, because it is coming via standard postal delivery and of course that means no tracking. Of course it may arrive in the mail today, but I won’t know until I arrive home in a few hrs.  I generally prefer to order from a US supplier, but the price was simply too good at Banggood.com.

So for now, we wait….tick…tock…tick….tock…

Tim

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