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keyboard trends

On 01/18/2011 04:17 PM, Bill Horne wrote:
>> While looking at laptops and stand-alone keyboards recently, I see the=
>> > are several trends happening. I'd be curious to know what people thi=
>> > of these "features."
>> >=20
>> > Number pads seem to be showing up on more laptops, even those with 1=
>> > screens. I guess this is in part due to the wide aspect ratio screen=
>> > Have we all turned into accountants? Do you use your number pad?
> It's a waste of effort for me: I'm so used to using the top row number
> keys that a number pad is superfluous.
I might agree here for myself, but for many people who use numeric
operations, such as accounting/bookkeeping it is important, especially
when many companies are using laptops with no external keyboard or monito=

While I prefer an external mouse, with a laptop I much prefer the
touchpad over the rubber button thingy.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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