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It is Saturday April 29th and Once Again Time For The HiBook News!

By Tim

Being that this is Saturday I am once again tasked with reporting on the news here at HiBook Labs. There isn’t all that much to report on right now, but I shall try to make up some good stuff.

First on the list is the Comfast WiFi ac adapter (USB) that I ordered from Gearest.com, incidentally the price has dropped to $9.99. At this point it has yet to arrive, but I certainly am looking forward to getting it and seeing how good it works. The good news is that it will work just fine with the new Hi12 because I do have a spare full size USB port to use it in.

Better news is that the Chuwi Hi12 has proven to be a great little notebook, (okay it is a tablet), along with the Logitech K480 keyboard which has now served me well with 4 tablets and avoided the expense of buying those pretty but not so great keyboard docks.  Bottom line here is that along with a cheap case the Hi12 is every bit as good as any laptop minus a track pad, but I hate those damned things anyway. There are some minor issues with it, but the display and battery make it a killer work tablet!

Of course once I figure out how exactly to update the BIOS on the Hi12 I will immediately boost the RAM speed to the full 1600 MHz if possible, which so far is not possible on the Z8350 processor version. More info on that can be found in my review.

If you happen to be a regular visitor you have realized that for almost 2 weeks straight the HiBook has been doing the bulk of the server duties here, which was what I bought it to do. So I am completely satisfied with the original HiBook which has good battery life and since I updated the BIOS and the RAM speed and Windows 10 and the wireless Realtek driver, seems to quite stable. It will remain the primary server at this URL for the foreseeable future, only being allowed to sleep during the evening recharge, when the Chuwi Hi12 takes over.

So that is all I have for today,

Tim

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My Review of The Chuwi Hi12 Tablet, Dual Boot (With the Z8350 CPU): Video

By Tim

Since I have had my hands on this tablet for a good deal of time, I thought I should write a review and include one of my crappy videos shot on the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone, which incidentally is on day 3 of a charge and still has 28% battery.

So the new tablet has performed as expected and works extremely well in Windows 10, although the Android portion is just so-so. It has a lot of positives and a few negatives and I shall now list those below.

Positives:

  • Stunning display, incredibly bright! Sharp and can be run comfortably at 25% unless in bright lighting.
  • Battery life is stellar. I never bring a charger with me to work and get through an entire day of web editing, image editing, using Office and Paintshop Pro and I go home at no less than 48% battery!
  • Speed is good, apps open quickly and running multiple apps is not an issue.
  • Works perfectly with my K480 Keyboard and is essentially a 12 inch notebook when used this way.

Now on to the negatives:

  • When the screen falls asleep it can be a pain to wake it up. It can take 2-3 seconds to respond to a mouse click or to pressing the Windows button.
  • I have been unable to increase the RAM speed to 1600 MHz as this may require a BIOS update which I have yet to find.
  • The Touch screen does not allow me to choose an operating system on boot-up, although I can switch to Android or back once booted in.
  • The Chuwi Forum is a horrible place to find info on this device. The downloads/tutorials are almost indecipherable and just joining the forum took me over a month to get a link to verify my email address.

However, considering the $235 price tag, I would still recommend this tablet to anyone looking for long battery life and a great display. Sorry, you won’t see any game testing results here because I sort of outgrew those when I became an adult.

Below you will find the usual crappy video…enjoy!

Last but not least this post was written on the Chuwi Hi12 running a VM perfectly in Linux, just thought I would point that out.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi LapBook 12.3 Will Be Available Starting May at $349! 6 GB RAM Notebook with Intel Apollo Lake CPU

By Claudiu Sima

As we get to know today, Chuwi will start selling the LapBook 12.3 notebook in May this year – product that will cost you only $349. This is a pretty decent price taking in consideration the hardware package and if you’re not informed then you must know that we’re dealing here with a great notebook, one that packs 6 GB RAM and the new Intel Apollo Lake N3450 CPU.

There’s Intel Gen9 HD Graphics, a 12.3 inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736 x 1824 pixels resolution, 64 GB of eMMC storage and a microSD card slot up to 128 GB. Also, we’ll be able to insert up to a 256 GB M2 SSD. Inside the casing we get a 36.48Wh Lithium-polymer battery that should offer a lot of on-screen time.
Chuwi LapBook 12.3 will run Windows 10 or Ubuntu-TBD operating system, and in terms of the connectivity we’ll get a miniHDMI port, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port and Wi-Fi 2.4/5Ghz dual-band. A 2-megapixel camera is found here and also an Intel 3165 Bluetooth chip.

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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!

By Tim

AMAZING BATTERY!

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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Chuwi Has a New Mini Desktop Ready, With Apollo Lake CPU Inside – HiBox Pro Mini PC

By Radu Iorga

Chuwi is on a roll lately, debuting two Surface Pro rivals with high end specs and now there’s also a mini desktop looming on the horizon. The device is based on Intel Celeron Apollo Lake chipsets, not exactly surprising, since Chuwi also introduced recently a Lapbook with an Apollo Lake chipset inside.

Notebook Italia had some hands on quality time with a new HiBox Pro mini PC, that relies on an Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor. The newcomer uses 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of eMMC 5.0 storage and also relies on a microSD card slot. There’s no screen obviously and the compact newcomer did leave room for a 2.5 inch SATA HDD, plus 4 full size USB ports (2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0), as well as an USB Type C port, VGA, HDMI and Ethernet.

Chuwi HiBox Pro measures 1.4 inches in thickness, 7.3 inches in length and 5.2 inches in width. It all weighs 13 ounces and sports a curved design, much like a media player or set top box. The device is listed with Windows 10 or Ubuntu and with a Black ABS+PC build, with anti ignition protection. No trace of a price tag, but I expect it to be below $150 or even less.

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