Third time’s the charm?

(first test sketch)

After the first one mysteriously cracked, the second one was just... off. Right-click/hold and multitouch weren’t working in certain apps (especially photoshop, which is like the reason I use the tablet). The screen was slightly misaligned. So I took it to a Mcrosoft store to see if I could sort it out without spending any more money. I hadn’t had it long enough to really use it a lot, yet, and when the MS tech guy opened up the stand to grab the serial number, THIS IS WHAT I SEE:

Do not adjust your screens. That’s actually what it looked like. Double-printed. Fucked up. I don’t know how MS quality control/assurance people are getting these things into the hands of Amazon retailers, but I decided right then that, fuck this, it’s going right back. I expect a 100% refund. Haven’t gone so far as to call out the seller as fraudulent, but I’m not sure how else I’d characterize it. So I walked out of the MS store with Surface 3 #3.

So far, so good.

Lesson(s) learned: if you want a Surface, buy it straight from Microsoft. It may cost a hundred bucks more, but your ass will be covered when something’s not right. Worth the peace of mind.

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Fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Foolmuh can’t get fooled again.