Re: [BCAB] HP Laptops, keyboards. Mel Griffiths 27 Nov 2012 15:05 GMT
Hi Barry, Hope I'm not stating the obvious here, but if you spend a reasonable amount of time at your desk with your work laptop, why not buy a keyboard that you really like to use with it? A lot of keyboards are very reasonably priced now and its certainly something I'd consider if I was using a laptop a lot for work. Mel Mel Griffiths Service Desk Assistant Environment & Resources - ICT Nottinghamshire County Council Tel: 0115 9772010 (Option 1) Email: email@example.com Data Centre County Hall Loughborough Road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire NG2 7QP -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal Sent: 27 November 2012 15:00 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: Re: [BCAB] HP Laptops, keyboards. Hi Barry. No, i must confess i've never seen a HP that did not have an applications key. You could just use shift F10 in place of applications key though. all the best, Mo. On 27/11/2012 14:48, Barry Toner wrote: > Hi Mo, > > Cheers for that. Have you ever seen any of the HP's that don't have an > Apps key? > > I've seen several Del Inspirons lately that don't. > > Cheers, > Barry. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mobeen > Iqbal > Sent: 27 November 2012 13:29 > To: BCAB Discussion List > Subject: Re: [BCAB] HP Laptops, keyboards. > > Hi Barry. > > Personally, i've always liked HP for the layout of their keyboards. its > quite consistent. On some models however, there is not a gap between the > function keys as there would be on a normal full size desktop keyboard. > If the one you describe has keys close together as is standard on most > laptops and that doesn't bother you, then i'd certainly go ahead with > your pourchase. I've never liked toshiba laptops, they completely change > the layout of their keys i.e move the windows key to the top right on > some models, whereas some actually stick to a more standard layout with > the windows key in the usual place bottom left. HP always tend to place > the windows and alt keys bottom left as they should be. > > I hope this helps. > > Mo. > > On 27/11/2012 12:37, Barry Toner wrote: >> Folks, >> >> >> >> I'm always a bit particular about the keyboards on laptops I buy. >> Therefore I've always went for Toshibas, but I've seen a lovely HP >> online. This will be a work laptop purchased through Access to Work. >> It's a 15.6", so it has a numpad. It makes me a bit nervous not being >> able to see the laptop before hand mind. >> >> >> >> What are peoples opinions? Here's the link to it, >> >> >> >> >> >> HP ProBook 4540s >> >> http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/197332/HP-ProBook-4540s-Intel-Core-i5-2 >> 45 0M-15-6inch-4GB-750GB-Windows-7-Pro-Laptop-Notebook-PC >> >> >> >> Cheers, >> >> Barry. >> >> >> >> >> >> Barry Toner >> >> ICT Assistant >> >> ICT Department >> >> Clanmil Housing >> >> Northern Whig House >> >> 3 Waring Street >> >> Belfast >> >> BT1 2DX >> >> Tel: 02890 876000 >> >> Fax: 02890 876001 >> >> >> >> >> >> > -- > To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, > please visit our website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/ > > To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our > website: > http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ > > To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email > firstname.lastname@example.org. > > > > -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com.