Surface Book design problem?

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    mike_msf New Member

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    surely you can just lift the screen a touch and all is well (can't describe it in simple terms).

    To me it looks no difference to the argument that the SP3 kickstand was badly designed because the surface wobbled. All you had to do was press down on the surface and the two hinges would align.
     
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    Surely lifting the screen a touch won't help because as you can see on the pictures, the screen is already almost 90 degree. It makes no sense to be careful each time you open the lid to avoid the hinge being underneath the rubber stripe.

    Your claims are not justified and confirmed vs. actual proof we can see on the pictures from the article.
     
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    Hence my suggestion of just re-aligning the hinge. The whole point of a fulcrum is there is a lot of flexibility. You just have to open it properly. Hence linking to the kickstand which could be argued is also flawed, all it takes is knowing how to actually use it.

    The more likely answer is that it has been opened like that intentionally, because controversy creates clicks, clicks make money. If it was such a significant issue then I really think we would be reading about it a fair bit on this forum, given the nature of this forum. First I've heard of it though.
     
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    I think you're wrong, but I'm not sure where you got all the wrong information from. Are you Sureface Book user yourself? If you were, you would know it's not possible to re-align the hinge. You can either open it or close. Moving in any position is not possible as it's not flexible. Of course the mechanism looks like it, but in fact it's just a regular method to move the screen in different angels. And the first part of the hinge, just as @CMD mentioned is in a wrong place. And it will be there, in the same position no matter how many times you would open and close the lid.

    It's not my point to argue with you just for fun, but in fact I believe that the problem described by the author exists. It might be a defective unit tho.
     
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    "Serious" flaw. Not really.
    Something that could use cleaning up in the design. Sure.
    Never buy release one of ANYTHING if that kind of thing bothers you. If it does bother you, you can buy a 'skin' that includes vinyl strips to protect the metal ribs on the hinge.
     
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    Well, yes. Some might buy skin, but some might say it's unacceptable to use such workarounds for a $2.700 worth device.
     
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    $2,700 * not $2.700 a period when discussing cash implies this is only 2 dollars and 70 cents. Which is obviously not correct.
     
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    In Europe that is the correct mathematical representation to our comma.
     
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    What part of EU specifically? If that's the case, someone should really tell apple that :(
    iMac

    And microsoft http://www.microsoftstore.com/store...32604800?icid=en_GB_cat_modG_SurfaceBk_010516

    Both of those major companies seem to use the comma, and periods as they were intended.

    I look forward to knowing where in EU you would list thousands in the form of x.xx and mean thousands.
     
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    Bing or Google it
     

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