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We Are Nearly 11 Months Into Using The HiBook As a Server And It is Still Great! :HiBook News Edition, Oh Hell 30?

By Tim

So after almost 11 months of testing I have reached several conclusions on the Chuwi HiBook tablet. They are exactly what one would expect from a pretty damned great, better specs tablet these days and that is, if you want a great  10 inch class, Dual Boot, tablet, buy one of these!

I am uncertain if you can find the original HiBook like this one but the Pro is better has a better display and a larger battery. The 10.1 inch screen on the original version is bright and to be frank, quite stunning when watch movies! It has it glitches here and there, but over all it is an incredible buy if you can find one on a flash sale at either Gearbest or Banggood.

The battery life is good and it can easily function as a notebook if you get the add on keyboard or use a Bluetooth keyboard available almost anywhere. I do like the K480 Logitech,  but there are a lot of decent Bluetooth keyboards available these days. Grab yourself an OTG adapter and you can use any wireless mouse out there.

No it isn’t a gaming machine, although N.O.V.A 3 does work well in Android. But if you are buying a 10 inch tablet for gaming I personally think you need to get a life.

The HiBook is certainly not as nice as the Hi12, but it is lighter, the ram runs faster, (BIOS tweak), and it doesn’t have nearly as many glitches as the Chuwi Hi12 that I am typing this article on. The HiBook has a USB C port the Hi12 doesn’t. On the flip side the Hi12 has  2 full size USB ports, 1 x 2.0 the other 1 x 3.0.  I am not entirely thrilled with USB C because it means if you have some older devices to connect you need to have an adapter.

The bottom line is that I am totally happy with both of the tablets we have here for testing and  including any adapters  and the super fast ComFast WiFi dual-band adapter I purchased, I am still about  $500-700 dollars below the cost of a single MicroCrap or Apple product, and yeah Samsung also!

That is all for now,

Tim

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It’s Confirmed. The ComFast Dual Band Adapter Is A Bit Of A Battery Guzzler

By Tim

Whoa! Yeah the ComFast draws the juice!

In my previous post I mentioned how today we were going to retest the HiBook using the ComFast CF-913 Dual-Band, (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), WiFi  USB adapter.

This time I used the USB C port with an adapter of course and it was worse on the battery than the first test. The tablet was running as a server as of 0745 hrs today and the test ended when I plugged it back into the charger at 1735 hrs. That is just under 10 hrs and the amount of battery left? 4%, yeah, normally I get home and have anywhere from 40-50% power remaining.

So are the performance gains worth the battery consumption? I would say most definitely yes! For only $9.99 you get yourself WiFi ac speeds and somewhat better performance overall than the internal WiFi which is surrounded by a metal case. Is it a must have? Nope, wireless n at 150 mb/s is plenty fast, but if you must have faster and don’t want to get a new tablet or laptop it is a dirt cheap alternative. The bonus being you can use it on multiple devices.

Keep in mind that on a tablet with a huge battery like the Hi12, (11000 mAh), there is really no noticeable battery drain. I imagine that the HiBook Pro would also fair better because it has a larger battery, (8000 mAh), than the original HiBook.

I really think that the police cruiser intensity LED on the ComFast adapter is the major guzzler of power. A small tiny,tiny, LED would have sufficed.

That is all,

Tim

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Running a Second Test on The HiBook Using The ComFast Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

By Tim

Tomorrow morning, (06-21-17), I will be using the HiBook as the server again and running it via the ComFast CF – 913AC Wireless Dual Band Adapter.

I still think it is a great addition for anyone needing some WiFi ac  (5ghz), capabilities or having connection issues with an all metal tablet.

The previous test caused the server to drop down to 16% battery which for the HiBook is not only rare, but has made me rethink the previous results. Occasionally it may have a solid LED as far as charging goes before I pull the plug, but I have seen Windows cause it to only charge up to about 45%. I don’t know the whys of that, but I thought I would give it a second shot.

I am seriously thinking that no matter how bright that annoying LED on the adapter is, that it just isn’t going to kill the battery that much in only 8 hours…maybe 9 hrs at most.

So stay tuned for tomorrow’s HiBook Labs report…and yeah, it is still $9.99!

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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How We Do Things On The Cheap Here At HiBook Labs: Or Why We Don’t Feel The Urge To Follow The Crowd

By Tim

Here at HiBook Labs we run on a super tight budget. Mostly because no one out there clicks on our adverts and the fact that we don’t get all that many hits.

That is okay, because it has led me to realize that you DO NOT need the latest in ports, such as USB-C, which, while handy, is not a must have under any circumstances. You also do not need wireless ac capabilities, ( 5Ghz), no matter how nice they are. In fact if you choose your hardware wisely and have some dirt cheap adapters you can simply add a wireless dual band adapter for about $10.

You do not really need that keyboard for the latest tablet because that $45 will buy you a very nice K480 Bluetooth keyboard that will work with any tablet that has Bluetooth. Yeah, imagine that, your other tablets or even your phone can work with Bluetooth and the next tablet you purchase can work with Bluetooth. So for the $3.50 you will spend on batteries for the next 2 years you will have saved a bundle! Of course if you must have a pretty looking tablet/notebook combo, by all means purchase that keyboard and be a sheep and go for looks over common sense.

My HiBook tablet has USB-C and while it is handy, if you are too lazy to look at how to plug-in a standard size USB adapter then there simply is no hope for you, you are part of the sheep herd, always following the latest trends.

I specifically was attracted to the Hi12 because it has 2 standard sized USB ports, (1 being USB3.0) and a micro-USB port since I already owned a std-micro USB adapter. Let’s not forget it can run about 20 hrs as a server! The battery is killer!

Obviously, the latest tech can be great, but always ask yourself, what do I need? Then compare the cost to what you want.

Then take a step back and make an informed purchase rather than buying the latest pretty device!

That is all for now,

Tim

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It Is Saturday and Once Again Time For The HiBook News: Today, Interesting Videos And a Rare WiFi Glitch

By Tim

Things here at HiBook Labs have been running quite smoothly all week and I have managed to share a few great videos on several great tablets recently.

Later today I will be posting another video from Chis over at Techtablets.com on the internals of the Chuwi LapBook 12.3. But that will come a bit later this afternoon. I am seriously liking this little laptop/notebook!

The only issue I have had with the HiBook in the past 7 days was this morning when I switched the server back to it from the Chuwi Hi12. It ran for about one hour and then the WiFi simply dropped. So the server was down for about 2 hrs. Not a big deal, but it does do that on rare occasions. The only way to get the WiFi adapter running again is a shutdown and a restart.  It has happened perhaps 3 times since I have been abusing it as a server.  Of course it only happens when I am at work and can’t reset it, but considering my web server/tablet cost me only $184 that makes it a non-issue.

The Hi12 is still rock solid as my daily driver and can  still be found on Gearbest for a mere $219 for about 1 more day!

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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