Today, I am not talking about Excel although I would like to. Why? Because my Surface Pro 4 is out of service… 😦
It has been out of order a few weeks ago… the moment when the warranty period was just expired. I was struggling whether I should fix it, or I should buy a new one. To fix a Surface Pro is not an easy task to my understanding. Worst still, there is no official repairing service in Hong Kong. When I contacted Microsoft, they offered to replace my Surface Pro 4 at a cost, which is actually not cheap given the fact that they are not going to replace me with a new machine….. @_@
On top of my mind is to buy a New Surface Pro. Indeed, I like the usage experience of my Surface Pro 4 very much. It’s an excellent replacement of traditional notebook: Light in weight with high performance (good enough for writing Excel blog). Also, I like the touch screen and Surface Pen with that I can write on captured screens (to have sort of a personal touch to my illustration, although I know that my handwriting is poor. :P) However, I am afraid that it will be broken in 13 months… even though I know it’s just a random event totally depends on luck. A friend told me that I should buy the extended warranty. For a machine that does not break down in three years, it probably can last for long. He’s got his point, I believe. But one of my considerations, after my Surface Pro 4 broke-down, is “Fixability”. I prefer something that is fixable and can last for long as I don’t want to throw away a machine simply because one of the components went wrong.
Another consideration is not about the performance of the machine, but my commitment to this blog. You know what… I felt a bit “emptiness” for not writing anything about Excel in the past few weeks. I know that I am abnormal, sort of. ;p Therefore I am looking into other options such as traditional notebook, which is in most cases more repairing friendly.
After browsing and browsing, windows shopping and windows shopping, I have decided to buy a new notebook, which will be arriving in mid September. Coincidently, I will be traveling for leisure for two weeks in mid September. That means, I won’t be able to start writing about Excel until end of September, or early October. Let’s consider it a belated summer break for myself.
Meanwhile, I will take the time to plan for the topics afterwards. Stay tuned, Stay Excellent. 🙂
Photo by me. 🙂
Did I tell you that besides Excel, I enjoy hiking and taking photos.