• Laptop Recommendation

    From Jeff Gaines@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 25 12:40:37 2022
    I bought an Asus Expertbook a few weeks back, i7 with 15.6" screen for
    just under 500 which seems a good price.

    I am really struggling with the keyboard though. They used the extra width
    to add a numeric keyboard on the right so all keys are a bit smaller and
    they are hard to read (I'm not a touch typist by any means).

    I need the bigger screen nowadays, anybody know of a laptop with 15.6"
    screen without the number keyboard? I don't want a touch-pad either but I
    gave that battle up years ago.

    Many thanks.

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    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    If it's not broken, mess around with it until it is

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  • From Theo@21:1/5 to Jeff Gaines on Mon Jul 25 16:09:02 2022
    Jeff Gaines <jgaines_newsid@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    I bought an Asus Expertbook a few weeks back, i7 with 15.6" screen for
    just under £500 which seems a good price.

    I am really struggling with the keyboard though. They used the extra width
    to add a numeric keyboard on the right so all keys are a bit smaller and
    they are hard to read (I'm not a touch typist by any means).

    I need the bigger screen nowadays, anybody know of a laptop with 15.6"
    screen without the number keyboard? I don't want a touch-pad either but I gave that battle up years ago.

    There's lot of laptops in that form factor - typically they put speakers to
    the left and right of the keyboard. That's the way the 15"/16" Macbook Pro does it and there's a whole slew of semi-clones, like the Dell XPS 15.

    If you don't like the touchpad, Lenovo have their nub-pointer thing on Thinkpads.

    I'd recommend looking out for a business refurb as you get a lot more for
    your money than a new laptop.

    Theo

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  • From Jeff Gaines@21:1/5 to Theo on Tue Jul 26 11:08:52 2022
    On 25/07/2022 in message <ozx*dY6Ty@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk> Theo wrote:

    I'd recommend looking out for a business refurb as you get a lot more for >your money than a new laptop.

    Many thanks Theo :-)

    That particular Dell looks good but is very expensive and I am really struggling to find others with larger keys.

    Anyway I started poking around and looking at used Dells and have ended up ordering a "Refurbished Dell Optiplex 9030 Core i5" which is an all in one
    - with me providing some of the "all" (mouse/keyboard). They all have
    quite big screens (my TV is 30" and some are that size) and I can use a
    full sized keyboard - all on a mobile computer stand.

    Thanks for giving me the push!

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    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists
    or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.

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