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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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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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It is Time for The HiBook News : Windows 10 Creators Update Edition

As I reported previously the Chuwi HiBook has received the Windows 10 Creators Update and although it took hours to install and then clean-up the leftovers it went without any major hitches.

What I will say is that if you are running a device with a relatively small Windows partition make sure you have roughly 10.5 gb free. Once you are done with the update you will be left with a mere 1.5 to 1.6 gb of free disk space. You will then need to run the disk cleanup program to clear out the old version of Windows 10.

So far as I can tell and this is without doing a lot of exploring of new features, the tablet is just a bit faster and there were a few new drivers available when I updated them in device manager. Most notably a new Realtek WiFi driver for the WiFi adapter on this device.

So I can’t report on any gaming improvements or even on game mode, since I am not running any on this device since I use it primarily as a work PC.  I do have games on the Android side, but those obviously have nothing to do with Windows.

In conclusion, I can say that the latest Windows 10 Update won’t brick your Chuwi HiBook, or HiBook Pro and that is a good thing. Once last item is that I picked up about 1 gb free space after the install, so that was a bonus.

For the curious, I am still waiting on delivery of the replacement Hi12 Chuwi, 20 days and counting, perhaps it will be waiting for me when I arrive home today, or not.

That is all for today,

Tim

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The Chuwi HiBook is Getting The Windows 10 Creators Update Right Now!

As I type this the Chuwi HiBook is getting the latest Win 10 update, although it was referred to as a “Feature Update” but it is the latest version. Now of course we all knew this was coming, but I am just hoping to have enough storage to get through this, considering that during the update it mentioned low disk space and I confirmed delete old Windows.

I will of course run disk clean-up after this, but now 45 min into the update I am seeing a reboot….so…..I am getting the usual, “Your PC will Restart Several Times”, blue screen. So we now wait…

After eating dinner, we are now at 42%…we are roughly 1 hour into this…..

….We are now at 1.25 hrs and finally a little light at the end of the tunnel…91%…

So while I wait, you will receive a sort of mysterious message indicating you need to select some options before the latest update is installed. I left most of them turned to on, on the assumption, however ill advised, that I could kill them later. That was at noon today… the update started this evening.  The scary part was the message saying: “thanks, we will take it from here”. That is pretty much akin to a bad lawyer telling you, “I got this covered”, or the National Weather Service telling you it will be clear and sunny for your Easter picnic.

7:39 pm….it is telling me: “Hi we have some updates for your PC and then the usual, This might take several minutes and then the maker of the least secure operating system is telling me: these will help you be secure…blah,blah.

I finally am back to my Windows 10 home screen and low and behold, after the update I have 1.67 gb free when the update started with 10.8 gb free! So I am using Disk Cleanup which promises to free up 16.8 gb and we all know that ain’t happening!

….so we are once again waiting…well over 2.5 hrs into the update…at this point I have decided to take a nap…for a few hrs, because Winderz does stuff slowly…very, very  slowly.

update: This disk cleanup freed up about 10 gb of space, so it was certainly worth running.

Tim

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The HiBook News: Edition, Aw Hell I Have Lost Track! : Today- What The Hell Is Wi-Fi Sense?

Once again I am writing my post on the LogiTab, (the Chuwi HiBook and the LogiTech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard), from my top secret location on the road a few miles from home.

Today I am in phone/internet hell! The WiFi here constantly drops DNS and then reconnects, causing Chrome to freeze up. To make matters worse it appears that I have no phone service in this area either. In the course of writing these first 2 paragraphs my connection has dropped 4 times.

So moving on to the technical stuff. Today I noticed for the first time ever that when I connect to the WiFi here it shows :WiFi, connected, Wi-Fi Sense. Apparently that is some sort of connection sharing built into Windows 10. However that has never appeared before and I can only assume it is due to the latest update I received yesterday.

I did Google it and it was apparently disabled over a year ago by Microsoft.  Now it shows back up? I noticed that the connection sharing option is no longer there and it simply refers to automatically connecting to open networks, but I am still wondering why Microsoft felt the need to add this to the connection info. In light of the fact that I can’t imagine why they would bring this option back I have of course switched over to Android. That is one of the great things about the HiBook and any other dual boot tablet, the ability to abandon Windows 10 and still have a useful operating system.

So it appears I shall have to do some research on this Wi-Fi Sense crap. Incidentally if you were wondering, lunch was damned good! For the curious, I am still waiting for my replacement Chuwi Hi12 to arrive.

That is all I have for today,

Tim

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