1. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I'm just happy that my "laptop" in the shape of a tablet doesn't need to be taken out of my bag like all other laptops at the airport security lines. Ahhh....the simple and small joys in life!
    Qtweeder likes this.
    05-26-2015 11:00 AM
  2. Qtweeder's Avatar
    interesting, i didn't know that, something i wont experience, even as a fellow sp3 owner, as i don't fly - wonder if they will eventually "catch on"
    05-26-2015 01:15 PM
  3. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Shhh.... ;)
    Qtweeder likes this.
    05-26-2015 01:17 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    It's a tablet, why should you need to take it out?
    05-26-2015 01:25 PM
  5. Qtweeder's Avatar
    It's a tablet, why should you need to take it out?
    why do they make you take laptop out? and not tablet, again, am genuinely ignorant about this, as a non traveller, is it something relating to battery??
    05-26-2015 01:28 PM
  6. BGrewer's Avatar
    BBC News had an article on this, people need to show that there device can be turned on, in case the battery's been swapped for something sinister like a bomb or drugs
    Qtweeder likes this.
    05-26-2015 02:27 PM
  7. Qtweeder's Avatar
    ahh thats rings a bell now, thanks for clarifying
    05-26-2015 02:30 PM
  8. Dinky89484's Avatar
    Right. And I guess the thinking is that with a tablet as opposed to a laptop, the battery (along with other components) cannot be removed and replaced with explosive parts.
    05-26-2015 02:52 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    Right. And I guess the thinking is that with a tablet as opposed to a laptop, the battery (along with other components) cannot be removed and replaced with explosive parts.
    Which is a complete fallacy, as a tablet's worth of explosive would still be disastrous... but there you go. Most airport security is a waste of time and money.
    05-26-2015 03:36 PM
  10. Chinocop's Avatar
    Sometimes you have to take out the surface and sometimes you don't. It all depends on the screener. In Seattle, I have never had to remove it; however, I had to in Dallas and Vancouver.
    05-26-2015 09:59 PM
  11. california86's Avatar
    Sometimes you have to take out the surface and sometimes you don't. It all depends on the screener. In Seattle, I have never had to remove it; however, I had to in Dallas and Vancouver.
    Ditto on this. Sometimes I have to take it out, sometimes not. Depends on the screener.

    I left my SP3 in my bag while going through screening this past weekend and my bag was taken off the conveyer belt and checked because I "didn't remove my laptop". I informed the screener that it was a tablet, but she stated that anything with a fan needs to be removed.
    05-28-2015 01:49 PM
  12. joeku's Avatar
    Out dated policies and out of touch policy makers can't possibly keep up with technology.
    05-28-2015 08:07 PM

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