Well Wouldn’t You Know It…

It figures that the week I’m on a contract writing gig my laptop decides to flake out on me: for some bizarre reason the “e” key is partially sticking and not responding to key presses properly. I was wondering why, when I was writing an article on the airplane, I kept missing the letter “e” when typing. As a touch-typist, you get used to hitting every key with the same amount of force – not too much, not too little – and it’s hard to change the muscle memory in just one finger on one key. I don’t quite know what the problem is, but I can’t risk opening the laptop here (nor do I have the proper tools) so I’ll just suffer through it and try to remember to pound the “e” key whenever I need that all-too-often used vowel.

I’m looking at getting a Sony TX series laptop, largely because the Fujitsu P7230 (the upgrade of my laptop) isn’t all that impressive. I’m holding back though because I generally loathe Sony as a company, and most of their products. I wish Samsung sold their laptops in North America!

  • Vinny

    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.
    The TX series is shit.

    Get the Fujitsu.

  • Hmm. Tell me what you really think Vinny. 😉 What’s wrong with the TX series?

  • Vinny

    There are 5 of them floating around my company. Each one has its own issues. And the funniest thing is, one of them was replaced with a newer model and the newer model has even more issues.

    Everything from USB problems to screen issues to random driver crashes to all-around slow performance… Imagine the buggiest most unacceptable laptop you could buy.

    This one is a step worse.

    The Fujitsu may not be overwhelming, but I’ll bet money it can’t be any worse.