For the record, here are links to two recordings to document show just how loud my Tecra M4 Tablet is:
December 22, 2005 - Tecra M4 Fan Noise Demonstration
February 19, 2006 - Tecra M4 Fan Noise Demonstration
As I've stated before, I like the M4 for its wide-screen and computing power. There are just a few problems that prevent me from loving it: (Fan Noise, Dust under screen, High pitch squeal, and a problem with my SD Card reader.) Again, I'm sure that these could all be fixed in just a few days, however, given the reports from other Toshiba Tablet PC users who've sent their units in for repair, it could be a very long and frustrating time before I see my tablet again. For that reason, I will try to wait a while longer.
I know, from experience, that if this were an IBM ThinkPad, I could get the problem resolved in 72 hours or less. I would call IBM, they would ship a box and pick up the unit the next day, two days later I would have a working laptop back. Apparently, according to my colleagues, this is not the way it works with Toshiba.
As you know, I like to blog about my "challenges," but this is not a challenge I'm up to.