Mario Fajardo

Mario Fajardo

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    Is the sensor or the pogo pin? I know in mine if I touch all the pins at once with my finger it triggers the “Autorotate on/off” on Windows 10. Windows 8.1 is impervious to that problem from what I’ve tried.

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    Mentioning all of this since it doesn’t seem covered anywhere, and for your purposes it is relevant. One thing to consider is that after thermal modding it gets it’s back quite hot/toasty. Thermally speaking is a bad design all around for making the device slightly thinner or so are my impressions. No, you can’t cast aside this point by using that controller, since those controllers clamps are designed to be used for phones, not for +10 inch tablets. And even if it was capable of, you will not hold the tablet exclusively with the clamp. Also no dedicated USB makes it a chore to use it on the go with a smaller controller that you can reliably use on any game (specially older ones without controller support). This last point is less valid now, since Steam has Dualshock 4 support, which uses Bluetooth.

    Depending on the disk requirements of what you play, you would probably want to fork the extra cash for the SSD upgrade, since 64Gb with Windows will get small for those uses (Windows itself uses almost 20Gb, hideous). You will still hit that 7W TDP power limit hard though, the SOC seems not to be designed to be hit at once with a high GPU and a CPU load at the same time. At least it prioritizes properly and throttles the least used one. That said, once you know what you are into, it can be used to game to an extent. Those games you mention seem old enough for it’s limited capabilities, and if you don’t intend to put them at high, they should work fine. For comparison, Far Cry 2 was giving me between 35 and 50 FPS low settings with some eventual dips to 25 when I was testing how far could I push the system. Don’t remember the resolution though. Depending on how long it takes for the Cube Mix Plus it may be worth waiting, but that is something I can’t say with certainty since there should not be massive improvements.

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    Maybe the cube i7 stylus? Usually cheaper than the book to fit your cash bill. Based on my use of the book, you have to hammer it to get less than around 4 hours of battery, so if you go for it, if you don’t abuse 100% brightness and keep it’s CPU working 100% you should be able to hit 4 hours no problem. Problem here is that either you get juice, or you get performance, you cannot get both in the same package. And snappiness come from SSDs that only come in higher end machines with more performance… Chris, if I recall correctly there was an Atom tablet with an actual SSD and not eMMC, right? If I am right that could be the best choice.

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    If I recall correctly, the screen protector does not interfere with the Cube i7 Book. What it can happen  with the original pen is that it can leave scratches on the original protector due to being a plastic based screen protector combined with the hard tips that the original pen sports. As for 4g connection, if you have an old spare android phone reasonably updated you can use that as a modem. Recall that Android can tether it’s connection via wifi or bluetooth (wifi preferred) and you can just throw it in your pocket/backpack so youo don’t need to use OTG adapters and modems protuding the tablet.

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    The charger included is 12V 2A so it should charge slightly faster if I am not mistaken. I would not buy from that aliexpress vendor since they don’t seem to realize that it is important to put the polarity on DC jacks. Polarity is negative on the outside positive on the inside if you don’t want magic smoke happen (pic attached from my charger). If you want to use USB type C to charge the tablet, it should provide minimum 12V 2A or more, which excluded 95% of the chargers and power banks out there. For example this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EUN7KEQ/ If I recall correctly this is the one that Chris bought and tested that worked, other one that should work too is the Apple one for the newer macbook airs, the ones with only USB 3 type C. Big note, that value should not be provided by a Qualcomm Quickcharge port, those will not work.  Remember to get the appropiate cables if needed.

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    But for what I’ve tried with them, they don’t “improve” audio loudness or quality, they just improve a small bit of the audio, while butchering every other aspect of it, which is why I don’t recommend them. BUt i you find them good enough for your purposes, power to you.

    #45806
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    As much as I hate giving Apple money, hope it works for you on the first try!

    #45777
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    Buy it from Amazon and if it doesn’t work return it. You will have to pay the shipping costs, but asides that it should be no problem.

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    If I had to take my chances I would get a charger rated for mac book usage. Something that provides 12v @ 2 amps or more (or 24 watts or more for the charging port) if it does use the same specifications than the DC plug. So it makes sense the charger for the Nexus 6P not working. And I want the type c to be ubiquitous in the tech industry already so everything uses it, making life easier.

    #45297
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    What you are showing in the videos happens in mine too with the anniversary insider preview, reinstalled with Windows “Reset this PC’ feature. However, I do not experience any of the symptoms you described in the first post, the only one that I had was the swipes, but that was fixed with the anniversary update and probably getting used to the tablet.

    #45167
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    Yeah, we were experiencing different issues. In fact the upgrade fixed all the issues I was having. Made me realize how MS is far more M$ now, where the pre windows 10 insider build felt like they shipped beta quality software and started to get paid for it (without taking into account telemetry). Sorry for the small rant/offtopic.

    EDIT: W10 is starting to feel like a joke. The insider build has a few really annoying bugs like random internet slowdowns or taskbar showing infullscreen apps (more annoying than the swiping, for sure), that, for what I’ve been checking, Microsoft should have been aware for months now and has not pushed a fix. And the anniversary update is around the corner where I won’t be able to dismiss them. Again, ranting but it feels generally bad.

    #45087
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    It does happen to me too, however it is incredibly rare for it to happen. Based on my limited time using it, I’ve noticed that it happens only on the lower border, no matter what rotation and only on the taskbar, which makes me guess it is something to do with Windows. I’m going to update to Inside Preview later this day, will report if it repeats after that. Wish I’ve ordered the keyboard so I’ve could tried installing Linux right away.

    #45085
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    What do you value more, be as fast as it can be or battery? What use do you intend it to give? How much do you intend to spend? Depending on that we’ll see what we can find. In the meantime check Chris recommended tablets, it is a good list to start: http://techtablets.com/recommended-chinese-tablets-brands/

    #44300
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    I did just realized something, hope someone had a similar experience. I did preorder the Cube i7 Book from Gearbest the 18th, and by the 19th it was already shipped. Not that I’m complaining or anything (specially since I chose the slow shipping), but if the presale ended on the 22th to be shipped on the 24th, how is that I got it shipped before that date? Does someone know?

    EDIT: Editing this, it just arrived and in pristine conditions. Slowest shipping to Spain, but it arrived quite fast compared to the estimates (from the 18th to the 29th, 11 days which for the slowest free shipping is not bad at all). It came surprisingly well packaged (pic related). The wall plug adapter was thrown here, and due to how tight this wrap is, it leaves marks outside the box but nothing that affects the tablet. One thing of importance is that the tablet has been booted up before, probably to change it to english (it is obvious due to the box seal completely cut off), but as far as I can tell asides doing the first boot config nothing else has been done to it. Fun part, I’m impressed by how more streamlined this process was. Good experience in Gearbest, tbh better than some experiences I had in online shops from Spain. Oh, and the tablet is gorgeous 😉

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