Re: [BCAB] HP Laptops, keyboards. Mobeen Iqbal 27 Nov 2012 15:31 GMT

Hi Barry.

Yep, i'd agree it probably doesn't work in all situations, so always
best to look for a laptop with an applications key included. Hopefully
the laptop you've picked has one!

all the best,

Mo.

On 27/11/2012 15:28, Barry Toner wrote:
> Hi Mo,
>
> That's good to know.  Believe it or not I've seen cases where shift F10
> doesn't' work in the same way an Apps key would.
>
> Cheers,
> Barry.
>
> -----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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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