First off, I have a fairly deep technical knowledge of computers and operating systems, and know how time works in computers. I've checked the obvious things like Internet time servers and CMOS settings.
The tablet I've got here is a Viglen Connect 8 running Windows 10, as distributed through Tesco. It's a good piece of kit for the price, and does what I need an 8-inch tablet to do. However, I've noticed that the time always goes a little slow.
I've checked the BIOS time, which is correct, and run it for a few days at a time both syncing up to an Internet time server and through local time only, but what happens is always the same: whether awake or asleep, the tablet's time seems to run slow. As in, for example, a minute is more than a minute long, resulting in fairly significant discrepancies after more than five minutes.
It returns to the correct time after rebooting of when it's fired up from cold, and when I've checked (as I said before) I've found the BIOS time to be correct to the second.
So, I'm stumped. I can't think of anything more I can do to work out what's wrong, other than maybe it's something up with how the Windows clock. It's obviously in the OS and not the BIOS or the hardware.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Loughborough at number one