This weekend I had a total geek withdrawal and I had to go down to my local CompUSA just to restore basic life functions. While walking through the store regaining my breath and letting my racing heartbeat slow down, I saw the Toshiba R15 Tablet PC that I have been drooling over for months. I had to go and check it out, but I saw something that really concerned me.
As I typed on the unit in “notebook” mode, I noticed that the screen wobbled all over the place. I was typing as I always do (which could be more gentle, but I’ve never knocked any keys of a keyboard or anything), and was quite surprised that the screen was shaking back and forth on the swivel. The movement was so much that it would have totally dissuaded me from purchasing one. To be fair, I don’t know what was causing the problem.
You know how they have systems locked down at these types of stores. The anti-theft systems make it so that you can barely get a feel for what the computer is really like. It seemed like maybe the base wasn’t flat and that the system rocked back and forth some anyway, but I couldn’t tell. It was 2 minutes before the store closed and I had no intention of buying one that night, so I didn’t ask the employee there anything about it. I thought I would post a message here though and see if anyone can confirm or refute my observation. I’m hoping someone can tell me that theirs is fine so I can continue to obsess about this Tablet PC…anyone?