Fingerprint reader/FX Edition. Where is it??

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  1. Mr. Miller

    Mr. Miller Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am just about to order a P-171XL FX Edition. I am going to call the guy from Gateway tomorrow that emailed me about my qoute.

    I have been to the Gateway site looking at pictures of it aobut 20 times a day the last three days since I decided not to get a HP.

    I do not see the fingerprint reader on the FX editions. I see a third button between the right and left click of the mouse pad on the P-series, non-FX edition. Is that it? The mouse pad on the FX edition models looks the same as the retail model P-6831FX, which does not have a fingerprint reader.

    Is it the button, just to the right of the power button?

    I've never seen a fingerprint reader before. I had just started shopping for a new laptop this week online. I lived a lone way from a Best Buy.

    Someone please help me, I'm freaking out. Well, not freadking out, but concerned that I will get it and it won't have it.
     
  2. hydra

    hydra Breaks Laptops

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    Yes, that was the fingerprint reader right where you thought. Don't freak;)

    If it works well, it's faster than a typing a password..
     
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    Thanks, hydra. You did mean the one to the right of the power button?
     
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    The fingerprint reader is right between the left mouse click and the right mouse click by the touchpad. Theres a photo of it some where on the Gateway website...I'll try to find it.
     
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    I was confused about this too at first but realized that Gateway's website staff is doing a really shoddy job - they actually have P-6831 pictures for all of the 171-FX models...but the 171S and 171X pages actually have the correction pictures and they show the fingerprint reader between the touchpad buttons.
     
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