My brother and I stopped by a Microsoft booth at a mall yesterday. As a longtime Windows guy, he was eager to have me check out the new Surface devices. We played with both a Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. They seemed nice enough, but one thing bugged me about the Surface Book: its screen wiggled visibly when touched. It wobbled. It jiggled, even when touched lightly.
A little later we found ourselves in an Apple store checking out the new iPad Pro. The first one we encountered was connected to its keyboard, a similar configuration as the Surface Book we'd seen earlier. As I touched the screen on the iPad, not much happened. I mean, things happened on screen, but the screen itself remained stable. Any movement was almost imperceptible, even when I prodded it. It felt firm. I found this surprising since the iPad Pro's screen is larger than the Surface Book's, and its keyboard — which in other regards seems inferior — is smaller.
I'm not going to wade into the whole tired Mac vs. PC thing. The Surface is a nice device, and Windows 10 looks sharp, so if that's your bag, go for it.
That said, if you're going to design a tablet-cum-laptop, a device that not only accepts but encourages touch, then the screen really shouldn't wiggle when you do just that. It really shouldn't.
I wonder if any Surface Book users have found this frustrating? Oh, yes, I guess some have.