Ken Restivo wrote:
I suppose it all depends on what laptop keyboard layout you're used to.
I like the Toshiba layouts (Escape key is beside the F1 key), can't
stand the Dell layouts. But I've used mostly Toshibas for years now, and
Dells only rarely. ;-)
My wife is so used to her Toshiba laptop keyboard layout she hates
regular desktop keyboards (types incredibly slowly on them, but
adequately fast on the laptop keyboard).
> Also, I absolutely cannot stand that damn nurple. Frustrating,
The "nurple" is actually called the TrackPoint. I first met it when I
had to borrow a Thinkpad to take notes in a meeting. I used it for 45
minutes. After I returned it and went back to my regular desktop
keyboard (sans Trackpoint) I found myself automatically reaching for the
(non-existent) TrackPoint. Found it very easy to control, but I have a
rather light touch. A heavy touch would make it hard to use.
I consider them one of the most ergonomic and best pointing control
devices anyone's made. Although my person favorite pointing device is
still a Wacom graphics tablet.
I can use a touchpad, but I don't really like them. A friend of mine has
been using touchpads for years and years, loves them, etc. It's all a
matter of learning the techniques of rolling the fingertip instead of
moving the finger around.
My wife, on the other hand, dislikes touchpads. She takes a mini-travel
mouse with her when she takes her laptop somewhere. But since she got
her netbook from System76, she's been leaving the travel mouse at home.
Maybe she likes the textured, edgeless touchpad on the Starling better
than the smooth touchpads you usually see on laptops.
> So sadly, no vote of confidence for ThinkPads from me, sorry.
Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel! ;-)
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