Interested in Panasonic TB 51

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  1. ragtopgeek

    ragtopgeek Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) Does anyone know what the viewing angles (primarily vertical) are?
    2) How about brightness and contrast ratio?
    3) How is the keyboard, especially in relation to IBM's? Is the <CTRL> key on the lower left?
    4) Are the touchpad mouse buttons noisy, and how smooth are they?

    Any other comments, pros and cons, are greatly appreciated.

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    jaydee Notebook Geek

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    1) Does anyone know what the viewing angles (primarily vertical) are?

    depends on which version you're looking at (assumig you're some place where you actually get a choice). I have the XGA version (TN); it's not the best screen ever (yes, even I can admit that :eek: ) but I don't really care, it's still the only perfect laptop to me. They had a review of the UXGA version in Mobile PC a while ago and they said it was beautiful so I guess that one might even be IPS

    2) How about brightness and contrast ratio?

    it gets plenty bright, it's made to be readable outside... let's just say I never go above ~20% brightness (but I don't like very bright screens in general)

    3) How is the keyboard, especially in relation to IBM's?

    it's great. + it's got the proper kbrd layout (!) (ie. Ctrl where it should be, centered spacebar, no stupid extra keys where they shouldn't be...) I also love having the Del key by the arrows instead of top right corner. Only thing I did was the little registry hack to remap Ins -> Ctrl

    Is the <CTRL> key on the lower left?
    well... you could just look at a picture, but see above

    4) Are the touchpad mouse buttons noisy, and how smooth are they?

    I dunno what's a noisy button to you :cool: ; they click but so what... I barely use them anyways. and they are smooth

    Any other comments, pros and cons

    if you've read any of my other (disturbing) posts then you probably noticed that I love the darn thing ;) I don't think I will ever be able to buy any other laptop than newer versions of this (assuming they don't stop making them/screw them up somehow)

    con: I will be paying mine off for 3 years :)
     
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    oh and... yeah... go get one NOW :cool:
     
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