The keyboard has got to be great!

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Jim2020, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Jim2020

    Jim2020 Newbie

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    My wife is driving a HP Elitebook 8570p. The keyboard experience is paramount to her. She just won't use it without a good keyboard and just return to the HP Elitebook and make me try again. Really just want to check with the community on this. She uses IBM Model M (both vintage and Unicomp) on desktop.

    1) What is your budget? Under $2000 US

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen If truly better
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen Much more likely

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook? United States

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike:
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Office/Productivity in a remote location Conference Room (Road Warrior)

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Both with emphasis on different places. (Have work office and work home desktop PCs)
    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    No
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Would like 8 to 10 of real life use
    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    It is OK but experiencing the keyboard would be nice.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows
    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Want it to be rugged without being over the top ruggedized

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    500 GB

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Soon

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Till obsolete

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Will have a backup spare

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    ship the laptop to the vendor for repair
     
  2. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Thinkpad T-Series
     
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  3. Jim2020

    Jim2020 Newbie

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    Thanks!!
    My only question is that any of the Thinkpad T-Series or is there better or worse models? and does the P-Series use the same keyboard or is it degraded?
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I believe they all use the same keyboard.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I don't know about think pad keyboards as the last one I have used was when they were IBM. I know my two inspiron keyboards are very very good. I have used macbooks from various years and the keyboards on my 2 cheap dell computers are better, way more so than the crap that's on the new macbooks. When I had my IBM the keyboard was good for the time, but I think my inspiron keyboards are better now.
     
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