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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 28, 2004 2:22:46 AM

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I'm getting a laptop for the first time in many years. I have some
questions about keyboards.

Does any laptop include a keyboard that feels anything like the old IBM
101-key Model "M" keyboards? Every laptop I've tried has a mushy
keyboard that I would find very difficult to type on.

The other problem is key layout. The only laptops I have seen with
anything resembling a desktop keyboard layout are some of the Sager
laptops. Are there any others?

Thanks.

Guy

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 28, 2004 2:54:49 PM

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Yes, the IBM thinkpad A series (which I believe has been replaced by the "R"
series) have nice feeling, desktop like keyboards. The 2 exceptions are
that they don't have a windows key, and they don't have a numeric keypad.

Chip


"Guy Scharf" <guy@spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9571CF5639A70guyspamcopnet@216.196.97.142...
> I'm getting a laptop for the first time in many years. I have some
> questions about keyboards.
>
> Does any laptop include a keyboard that feels anything like the old IBM
> 101-key Model "M" keyboards? Every laptop I've tried has a mushy
> keyboard that I would find very difficult to type on.
>
> The other problem is key layout. The only laptops I have seen with
> anything resembling a desktop keyboard layout are some of the Sager
> laptops. Are there any others?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Guy
September 28, 2004 4:07:12 PM

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Guy Scharf wrote:
> I'm getting a laptop for the first time in many years. I have some
> questions about keyboards.
>
> Does any laptop include a keyboard that feels anything like the old IBM
> 101-key Model "M" keyboards? Every laptop I've tried has a mushy
> keyboard that I would find very difficult to type on.
>
> The other problem is key layout. The only laptops I have seen with
> anything resembling a desktop keyboard layout are some of the Sager
> laptops. Are there any others?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Guy

Get a laptop from IBM. I prefer their laptop keyboards to most 'normal'
desktop keyboards.
Related resources
September 28, 2004 10:33:43 PM

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Best keyboards, IMHO, are on the IBM Thinkpads. Like the T40. Dells and
Compaqs are mushy to me.
John
"Guy Scharf" <guy@spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9571CF5639A70guyspamcopnet@216.196.97.142...
> I'm getting a laptop for the first time in many years. I have some
> questions about keyboards.
>
> Does any laptop include a keyboard that feels anything like the old IBM
> 101-key Model "M" keyboards? Every laptop I've tried has a mushy
> keyboard that I would find very difficult to type on.
>
> The other problem is key layout. The only laptops I have seen with
> anything resembling a desktop keyboard layout are some of the Sager
> laptops. Are there any others?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Guy
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 29, 2004 3:03:59 AM

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On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 22:22:46 -0500, Guy Scharf <guy@spamcop.net>
wrote:

>I'm getting a laptop for the first time in many years. I have some
>questions about keyboards.
>
>Does any laptop include a keyboard that feels anything like the old IBM
>101-key Model "M" keyboards? Every laptop I've tried has a mushy
>keyboard that I would find very difficult to type on.
>
>The other problem is key layout. The only laptops I have seen with
>anything resembling a desktop keyboard layout are some of the Sager
>laptops. Are there any others?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Guy

Although I'm a long time IBM user, my daughter recently purchased an
Apple iBook laptop and I was impressed with the size and tactile feel
of the keyboard and its action.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 7, 2004 10:36:55 PM

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"Bob_M" <r.mariotti@financialdatacorp.com> wrote in message
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>
> Although I'm a long time IBM user, my daughter recently purchased an
> Apple iBook laptop and I was impressed with the size and tactile feel
> of the keyboard and its action.
>
Personally I think Powerbook keyboards are much better than iBook's.

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Lucar
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