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

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] 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:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] 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
>>
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