Opinions on laptops

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Venusian Broon, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. TheDustyZebra

    TheDustyZebra Inspired. Or possibly insane. Could go either way. Staff Member

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    Oh, good, it's not just me! :D Seeing how many of the blasted things there were being made that way, I had concluded I might be the only one who cared.
     
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  2. hopewrites

    hopewrites I'm not jaded, who said that!?

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    I type too hard to use my built in keyboard. I use a wireless one that is larger than my 13" laptop would accommodate, and is sturdy enough to handly my firm typeing.

    I also use a wireless mouse because I never could get the hang of backwards finger mousing on that dratted pad they tuck right where my weary hands want to rest.


    Granted, most of my computing these days is done on one of our three cell phones. As they have our only internet at the moment, and even tethering them to the laptop doesnt provide adequate data speed.

    We've had it... 2yrs? Bought it referbished. The cd/dvd drive was the first to go. Replaced it with a peripheral one, what, two months back.

    Im half tempted to download a new keybord for my new phone. The stock one is driving me nuts. Ive retyped 40% of this post.
     
  3. Kylara

    Kylara Ghosting

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    I use SwiftKey with a colemak layout on my phone. Love the colemak layout, but SwiftKey and I have been having disagreements with touch accuracy, though it may be my phone screen. My partner has no such problems
     
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  4. REBerg

    REBerg Registered Alien

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    How far we've come. :LOL:

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  5. Vertigo

    Vertigo Mad Mountain Man

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    I use a laptop exclusively but mine if a very high power machine that I use for development work. Less experienced on low power cheaper ones, though I did recently get a cheap Lenovo for my mum which seems to be working just fine.

    One thing I would recommend though is, if you're going to be doing much running on battery, then consider paying the extra to have all solid state drive rather than a hard disk. I don't recommend this for speed but rather for because it will at least double running time before the next charge.
     
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