Man, was I choked when I realized that the airport security staff at Toronto International airport broke my Sony VAIO laptop. Here’s what happened.
I had placed my long coat and purse into one tray and my laptop in another to go through the Xray. I then remembered that I would also have to remove my suit jacket, but there were no more trays available, so I placed the jacket under the laptop.
All laptops have to go through the Xray in their own separate tray. So, one of the security staff grabbed my VAIO and obviously THREW it in another tray.
It wasn’t until we got to the lounge, where I planned to check my email, that I realised something was horribly amiss with my computer. 🙁 It simply would not power up, and worse, it looks like it might be a gonner. One computer shop couldn’t fix it, so now it’s on its way back to Sony, which charges $350 CDN, just to open the thing up and take a look.
Meanwhile, I’m on my way to Vegas next week for 4 days and couldn’t be without a laptop. So… I bought a new VAIO SZ Series.
The upside… I LOVE my new VAIO.
This notebook is razor-thin, incredibly fast and for my aging eyes, the 13.3″ screen is a definite improvement over the little 10.4″ screen on the other VAIO.
I also like that it comes with a built-in camera and microphone, especially after being stuck in the boondocks of Mexico for a month last winter in a community with no phone and a computer that didn’t have a microphone. (I forgot to bring my headset.) Talk about frustrating – being able to hear your friends chat on Google Talk but having to type your replies. Aargh!
Too, not having to remember my headset is a big benefit for my aging brain. 🙂
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