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So Has Anyone Else Out There Gotten Their Windows 10 Update Today? On a Monday?

A Monday Update?

As I understand it Microsoft generally puts out updates on Tuesdays, and usually not on the first day of the month considering it is a Monday evening.

Yet tonight my Chuwi Hi12 got the latest Windows update and I just happened to see the reboot warning and switch the server back onto the HiBook before it decided to do it’s restart.

It was apparently a small update because it was done in less than 5 minutes, which is awful damned fast for anything from Microsoft. I have no idea what said update was and have yet to check the details but I am guessing perhaps some hot security update? I do not know at the moment.

But the Chuwi Hi12 has survived and no tablets were killed in the update, so far….

…A short followup here…there were 2 updates and well you need to look at the image below to find the humor in this!

That is all.

Tim

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Chuwi HiBook: More Tests, Making Sure All Cores Were Being Used! (Answer Was Yes.)

Originally posted 2016-11-15 22:33:08.

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HiBook Labs, Where we are still curious about what is in those cabinets!

Tonight is day 2 of testing and more testing on the HiBook Tablet. This time I was concerned by the fact that if I right-clicked “This PC” and checked properties I only saw 2 cores.

After an hour or so of reading I realized I could check it in both Linux and using the Task Manager in Windows. This small bit of research paid off and I found out that you can pretty much ignore that properties screen in Windows 10, because MicroCrap’s task manager shows 4 cores.

This was further confirmed by logging into the Linux server here via telnet and running the simple command: cat /proc/cpuinfo. That output is pictured below, although it is only showing Processor 3 info, (yeah, processors are numbered 0-3 in Linux). As usual, click image to see full size.

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Why yes, Linux is reporting 4 CPU’s!

For the curious, here are some images from the Windows 10 side of things, taken from the task manager. Click images to see full size.

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The Chuwi at idle
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The Server is running a search at this moment.

 

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Extra High CPU Speed, while someone loads the site from scratch.

The bottom line is that my curiosity was satiated and I found out that I really was running all 4 cores. I have no clue how helpful this might be, but, it damn sure made me get interested in that search for the latest inexpensive, killer tablet.

Don’t forget, it can take awhile to get those new devices delivered, so make sure to check out Amazon and Gearbest sites NOW!

Tim

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It is Time For Another Video Worth Sharing: Teclast X3 Plus Review

Teclast X3 Plus

The Teclast X3 Plus appears to be a fairly decent product although it has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to battery life. Of course it has a nice super fast Celeron, Apollo Lake processor and a decent display.

The short list of specs are:

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3450  Quad Core running at 1.1 Ghz
  • GPU::Intel HD Graphics 500
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Display is 1920 x 1080 (FHD), 11.6 inch

So I will let you get all the details from Chris over at Techtablets.com just by watching this handy video!

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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Teclast X3 Plus 2 in 1 Tablet PC, Quick Video Worth Sharing (video)

Teclast X3 Plus 2 in 1 Tablet PC

The Teclast X3 Plus is a 2 in 1 Tablet PC, running Windows 10 with 6gb of RAM. It comes with a decent 1920 x 1080 (FHD) 11.6 inch display and the big attraction is the Intel Celeron N3450 CPU clocked at 1.1 GHz with a max speed of 2.2 GHz.

Lots of RAM and a newer Apollo Lake processor should produce some great results.  So just so you know you can find it on Gearbest right now for $363. As usual my personal recommendation is to find a really good Bluetooth keyboard so you don’t waste extra cash on an accessory keyboard. Trust me, it sure makes life cheaper and easier when switching up tablets.

So let us proceed to the video right away and find out all the specs from Chris over at TechTablets.com.

That is all for now,

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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