Tag Archives: Laptops

It is Saturday and Time For The HiBook News! Today, Not Much New To Report, Except a New Sponsor.

As usual we have no huge news to report. We are awaiting the arrival of the Chuwi LapBook Air, which should have full specs announced after the contest on pricing  is over in a few days. Then we will see images, specs and the pertinent info along with the standard hype.

Of course the 2 tablets I own are not at all happy about me taking a serious look at a notebook. But let us face facts, some laptops are a bit easier to tote around that a tablet/keyboard combo.

So far I am leaning towards the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 or the LapBook 14.1, both of which can be upgraded to an SSD which means faster performance and lots of room.

My greatest problem is the lack of storage on both of my Chuwi tablets. Sure I can use the 64 GB microSD to store all sorts of crap, but it isn’t really worthy of running a server due to read/write speeds.

As mentioned in the title, we have added Geekbuying.com to our tiny list of sites we promote. Occasionally stuff on that site will be less expensive than on Banggood or Gearbest.

As usual I will always try to point you to the best place, but prices change fast on these sites, so do not blame me if you miss a super sale price.

That is about it for today…so far,

Tim

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How To Get That Cool Battery Icon On Your Win 10 Tablet, Yes It Is Free.

Many times when you watch those online reviewers chat about battery life and percentages and charging you will notice that big battery icon down on the task bar. We are not talking the generic Windows 10 icon that requires a click or mouse-over to see how much battery is left.

The BatteryBar Basic Version gives you a very nifty icon that can show battery percentage, or time left to complete the charging or how much battery time you have remaining and a bit of other info.

That other info will show you  all sorts of more detailed info! The picture below illustrates that…

I went ahead and put this on the HiBook this evening since it is the primary test tablet and all appears okay so far.

It appears to be quite nifty and of course they also have a Pro Version. But to get the free/basic version, just click this link!

That is all I have at the current moment,

Tim

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What I Would Like To See On The New Chuwi LapBook Air

Just yesterday I posted up about the contest Chuwi is having to guess the price of the upcoming LapBook Air notebook.

That picture of the device on their site and the announcement of the contest is the only official word I have seen concerning this device at all. Sure I have read the rumors and the supposed specs, but there is actually nowhere I have found a confirmed list of specs and images.

Here is what we do know:

  • It is a 14.1 inch display
  • It appears to be all metal and very thin.

That’s it, everything else is speculation. But below is what I believe needs to be on this device to make it worthwhile, after all, the LapBook 14.1 is already a darned decent device although not a metal build, so here is what needs to be on this thing:

  • Minimum Intel N3450 or N4200 and a proper cooling arrangement of heat sink and fan if needed. (I am not asking for a gaming device here)
  • A display with super high resolution at least equal to the LapBook 12.3
  • 8 GB RAM. Please don’t half-ass this by only giving us 6 GB
  • a 128 GB SSD with a handy access cover on the bottom so we can easily upgrade this product.
  • a monster battery that will last at least 8 hrs, a minimum of 10,000 mAh…more is better,(please)
  • nice small or no bezels on the display.
  • 2 full size USB 3.0 ports, at least 1 USB-C port and perhaps a micro USB port also
  • micro HDMI port
  • microSD card slot
  • WiFi dual band a/b/g/n/ac using the latest Intel Chipset
  • some decent speakers, although I understand this is a notebook not a stereo system

Those are some of the things that must be on this device, sure there are some other features that would be cool such as a decent webcam, a fingerprint reader and perhaps a back-lit keyboard (that battery better be damned big!).

That is all I have at this time,

Tim

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: A Comparison of the Mi NoteBook Air 2016 and 2017 Models.

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is a premium laptop/notebook and offers excellent performance. Bu it has been upgraded just a bit this year to include the Intel  Core i5 Kaby Lake processor that has a bit higher clock speed.

Both of these are excellent notebooks and  they both are well over my budget, but they are both a helluva lot cheaper than a Dell/Mac/etc.

So without further into below you will find the video!

 

That is all at this time,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The T-Bao Tbook4 Full Review. 14.1 Inch Quad Core Apollo Lake Notebook

This review comes to us from Chris over at TechTablets and covers the T-Bao 14 inch Tbook4 laptop/notebook. This looks like a fairly decent low end device that can get the job done and offers decent performance for daily tasks.

The basic specs are as follows:

  • Model: TBOOK4
  • Type: Notebook
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU Brand: Intel
  • CPU Series: Intel Celeron
  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3450
  • Core: 1.1GHz,Quad Core
  • Caching: 2MB
  • Graphics Type: Integrated Graphics
  • Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics 500
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)

So below you will find the video;

This device is now on pre-sale at Gearbest at this link.

That is all for now,

Tim

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