actually there is an easier way to tell if there is some kind of hardware (screen issue) . I just turn the thing upside down and see if i have the same issues.. and i don't. so if the front facing camera is at the top, the very left of the keyboard doesn't work well at all.. actually the upper left. if i turn the tablet over, so that the camera is at the bottom, I can type away with no issues.. other than my spelling:)
so now the question is more what do i do about it? do i call goggle and explain? what has every ones experiences with defective units?