Dear Woot,

Please don’t screw it up this time.

(last time they sent a charger for the wrong generation, then ran out before they could exchange it; I got a refund, but I really wanted the charger…)

3/13 Update

Thanks, Woot; this time you sent the right charger. Why did I care about an N-generations-old Windows tablet? Well, first, because it has a Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, HiDPI display, and the good pen, so it’s still quite a useful gadget, even before you take into account the fact that I have both the extended-battery US keyboard and the backlit Japanese keyboard.

Second, because quite a while back, Microsoft recalled the power cord (not the brick, just the part that went into the wall) due to thermal issues, but they had no provision for replacing a second power supply if you’d bought one. And I’ve long been in the habit of buying an extra when I plan to commute with a system. That left me with one known safe power supply and one that I couldn’t risk leaving unattended.

Getting a new OEM charger for less than what a fly-by-night Chinese company with a randomly-generated name charges on Amazon was a no-brainer.

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