I am having a month of tech mayhem and it is driving me nuts.
First, my website died. I do not know how. I initially put it down to an Elementor update breaking everything. I had a backup. However, when restored from this, it did not restore any of the images or media I have used in posts, etc. In this case, I had to start manually editing every post and page to make things right.
This took forever. Then yesterday, all my plugins updated automatically. I expected this to result in my site breaking again, but it didn’t. This means that in theory, I should not have restored my site and just waited for the original to right itself.
As well as all that, my tablet has died. I’m extremely annoyed about this, as this is my 4th tablet in 3-years.
I started in 2016 with a Windows Surface RT. This died within three months, because the battery refused to charge.
I upgraded to a Surface Pro 2. This died due to an identical problem.
I upgraded again to a Surface 3. This used a different charging setup but… Yep, it died too.
Last year, I ditched the Surface brand and bought a Linx 12x64 tablet with better specs than the current Surface 3. This was an incredible device. (Way better than all the other Surface models I’ve used, and it was even capable of being used in place of my main laptop for most of the work I do.
Three days ago… Yes, you guessed it, the battery stopped charging. Before the battery died, I tried every fix possible. However, as the same fault manifest in both Windows and Linux, I am 100% sure this is a hardware problem.
I could possibly fix this by disassembling the unit. Apparently, physically disconnecting the battery, before reconnecting it, might fix things. With this tablet, I can do that. However, with most other tablets I’ve owned, units have been completely sealed. This annoys me, as do ultra-thin new laptops which are really designed the way they are so that you can’t repair or upgrade anything.
So, this brings me to a quite serious question. Is there a tablet computer on the market which can actually be used for productivity purposes, which doesn’t breakdown after 18-months?
I really don’t think there is. However, if you have had a different experience, I want to know!