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Author Topic: My experiences with the Win so far  (Read 1781 times)

nex86 (OP)

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My experiences with the Win so far
« on: October 29, 2016, 12:34:14 am »
It is here.
I've been waiting for several months and it arrived yesterday.
Mine came with a Z8700 but the performance is quite impressive so far, better as what I was expecting.
A lot of games are playable, and even newer games are playable with reduced settings and resolution.

Now for the things I noticed that are bugging me:

When the charger is plugged in, you are not able to turn on your device.
You have to unplug it before turning it on, and when there is a restart needed, for updates, drivers etc you have to unplug it as well in order to restart it.
This is extremely annoying and I'm hoping there is gonna be a fix for this!

Fan turning turning off when external display is in single mode.
When you plug in an external display and use it as a single display with the integrated display turned off, the fan will turn off as well.
I want to use the Win as a tiny mini PC on a big monitor and mouse/keyboard as well, but I wanted to use the fan as well to reduce the risk of overheating when the lid closed.

Cardreader:
I bought a fast Sandisk 95MB/s MicroSD with 128GB for the Win but the integrated cardreader only does about 40MB/s read and 20MB/s write.
My tiny Lexar USB 3.0 cardreader does full 95MB/s read and 65MB/s write


Thats it for now.
If I find anything more to say about the Device, I will post that here :)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 12:37:38 am by nex86 »

eragon2890

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Re: My experiences with the Win so far
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 12:58:18 am »
Good to hear!

How hot does it get to the touch? Especially when playing heavy games while it's also charging?

Also, just to maybe get more games which might run great on my WIN, what are the modern games you have played/tested which you say are playable at reduced settings/resolution? :)

nex86 (OP)

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Re: My experiences with the Win so far
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 03:33:25 pm »
If the fan is at least on the lowest settings it doesn't get hot at all.
I've haven't really played games without a fan on yet.

games like Skyrim or Fallout 3 are playable on the lowest settings with around 30fps.
Low demanding PS2 games like Final Fantasy X or Kingdom Hearts work pretty well too.

I'm going to test GTA IV soon after I added some startup commands that are needed to play the game on intel graphics.

 

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