How many g’s can your laptop take ? October 18, 2006Posted by dorigo in computers, personal.
This morning I experimented with Sony’s ability to put together sturdy portable computers. I was buying a newspaper at the train station newsstand, and was in a hurry to catch the train… My laptop travels with me inside an IEEE bag with no handles, like those you keep under your arm. It is very light and it has exactly the space for laptop, pocket umbrella, and power cord, but it is no real protection against shock.
The bag fell on the ground unhindered, landing on one edge. I knew the acceleration was enough to break the screen as soon as I saw it fall, and was relieved when, once on the train, I took it off the bag and realized the damage was mostly aesthetic. A bad bump on the edge, but no real functionality loss – although the CD burner now seems to have some trouble writing data.
The fall was from four feet on concrete. Has your portable lived through anything like that ? I think Sony might be proud of its little Vaio….