Go into the bios by pushing the del key right after powering on the laptop. Go to Advanced -> CPU Configuration -> CPU Power Management -> Power Limit 1 Enable. Change this setting to disabled.How exactly did you disable the power limit, and did you notice any improvement from doing so?
The product description on MicroCenter's site is wrong. None of them have AC WiFi. Another typo is "DDR4" memory. It's actually DDR3 running at 1600mhz.Just noting my unit corroborates with various "v1" info so far:
One thing i've been curious about is where the text in the OP saying 802.11AC came from. If it was something edited on the product page, it was already changed to N by the time I saw the page. Did anyone get one of these with AC wifi capability and not just N?
- -model "Maestro-Ebook11" per bottom label
- -bios date 04/28/2020
- -audio realtek ALC269 (works out of box with ubuntu/mint
- -wifi realtek rtl8723du (works with ubuntu/mint/probably many after compile)
Nice find. Hopefully someone can confirm if LTE was removed and if anything else changed.I just noticed something new on the Microcenter website. They have 2 SKUs now: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=evolve&searchButton=search&storeid=029
Not sure what the differences are, if any, but the new SKU does not mention LTE.
This could be a typo, or maybe they do have a newer version with the LTE removed to save cost.
Price is the same for both.
Not only is it missing the LTE card but they haven't even soldered on the connector so you cannot upgrade the device unless you solder it yourself. I just got a couple Sunday and I'm glad I got in early.Nice find. Hopefully someone can confirm if LTE was removed and if anything else changed.
Thanks. Although it's disappointing, I can't say I'm surprised. Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and this thing only costs $60 now. The LTE feature is not something you'd expect to find in regular priced laptop, let alone a budget one for $60.Not only is it missing the LTE card but they haven't even soldered on the connector so you cannot upgrade the device unless you solder it yourself. I just got a couple Sunday and I'm glad I got in early.
Wow that's quite an improvement! If only it were less invasive, but at least the heatsink is getting real airflow now!Added an SSD heatsink to it with some Arctic Alumina adhesive.
Edit: I got 826 points! 5 minutes in it was still at 2100mhz! The first stock run was 518 points (+59.5%!!!)
So, this :https://www.ocinside.de/workshop_en/intel_apollo_gemini_lake_overclock/2/Very nice!!!!
If only the CPU could be unlocked and pushed higher!
That's strange. It took about 5 days but I was able to fully update mine and it suggested Win11 so I installed that too. I got a bit more performance with Win11 and no driver issues. (edit: my modded one is still win10 education.)I ordered 5 of these and foolishly drug my feet on opening them up and testing. They only give a 15 day return window on them and they took 7 days to ship. First one I opened, my wife uses. It seems to work fine except after the first round of Windows updates, it now won't update. Second one I opened up, it worked fine until Windows started updating. Then the USB went to shit. It started with the Realtek wifi disappearing in the connections portion only showing the Cellular connections. Restarting would usually bring it back up but needed an additional hard shut down and a second restart to get to work. It would usually work until more updates attempted and then fail again. Requiring a few more restarts/hard shut downs. I copied all the driver locations in Windows 10 (typically 3 locations) and then did a complete wipe of the system using a really old windows 10 setup. It worked fine again in older Windows 10 but once Windows updates the USB goes to shit again. Sometimes it is just the wifi and sometimes it is all USB altogether. I would just send it back but like I said...my dumb ass didn't test within the window. So, I'm gonna have to test the other 3 and then figure out what I can use it for. If the WiFi cannot stay up, it is of little use to me.