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    News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    It’s called the HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Special Edition.
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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Why do manufacturers still include the number keypad on consumer laptops? Does anyone still use them?
    Centralise the touchpad/trackpad as well.

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Why do manufacturers still include the number keypad on consumer laptops? Does anyone still use them?
    Centralise the touchpad/trackpad as well.
    At least this is a 17-incher, so many 15-inch laptops now have a number pad squashed into the keyboard area.

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Why do manufacturers still include the number keypad on consumer laptops? Does anyone still use them? Centralise the touchpad/trackpad as well.
    Num pads can be very useful if you're having to enter a lot of figures - means you can fix your hand and just move your fingers - which is faster, more accurate and less tiring that having to use the top row. That said, if this is primarily a consumer device (I know some business folks - mainly "creative types" - with Envy's) then that does look a little redundant unless you're into Excel in a big way.

    Pic's seem to show that the trackpad IS central under the space bar but, as you point out, the presence of the num pad biases the keyboard to the left.

    I'm more interested in that the LM sensor seems to be shifted right - I thought that thing only worked "properly" if if was placed center screen?

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Software that can actually utilise the Leap Motion Controller: a small fraction.

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Why do manufacturers still include the number keypad on consumer laptops? Does anyone still use them?
    Centralise the touchpad/trackpad as well.
    The lack of a number pad is the main issue with my Dell XPS L502X (15" laptop). It's not just numbers that are far quicker to enter - currently if I want to enter symbols such as a +/- sign/degrees sign etc, I actually have to load up Word and insert a symbol/copy/paste to wherever I'm typing. That task would be accomplished in under a second with a numberpad but takes probably about 10s (hardship I know) without it.
    And the touchpad should be exactly where it is - central under the spacebar - to avoid brushing it while typing.

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    I love my number pad on my 15.6". It doesn't feel squashed at all

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Don't miss a numpad at all on my X300 - but then again it would be silly to include one!
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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    I love my number pad on my 15.6". It doesn't feel squashed at all
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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Why do manufacturers still include the number keypad on consumer laptops? Does anyone still use them?
    Centralise the touchpad/trackpad as well.
    Because the market demand for them exists ?
    I for one wouldn't buy a laptop that doesn't have a numpad and directional arrows!

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    It's not just numbers that are far quicker to enter - currently if I want to enter symbols such as a +/- sign/degrees sign etc, I actually have to load up Word and insert a symbol/copy/paste to wherever I'm typing.
    Wouldn't the Character Map app be a little more resource friendly (apologies if you're on Win8 and they've deleted this feature).

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    Re: News - HP laptop with built-in Leap Motion sensor is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Wouldn't the Character Map app be a little more resource friendly (apologies if you're on Win8 and they've deleted this feature).
    I am on Windows 8 and they haven't deleted that feature - haven't used it in years and forgot it existed

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