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Old 05-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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Question Suggestion for laptop or 'tablet laptop' with the last standard pre-1995 keys


I am also looking for a laptop, or 'tablet laptop' with the last standard pre-1995 keys--no silly extra keys that they put above F keys (except maybe for volume, etc.,) besides no GUI keys. Do any companies still sell these, or can you get a custom one anywhere?
 
Old 05-03-2013, 01:22 AM   #2
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You might look at the Happy Hacker Keyboards. They're really small but we have a few programmers here that seem to really like them.

Here's another option, SIIG MiniTouch Plus. Once again, it's pretty small, but no logos that I can see.

I may have missed it, but I don't think the Razer Tarantula has a Windows logo either.
This. The Happy Hacking Professional 2 is great. Although it doesn't have a super (windows) key it is kinda inconvient at times. You could also get a tenkeyless version of most top tier keyboards.
 
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This. The Happy Hacking Professional 2 is great. Although it doesn't have a super (windows) key it is kinda inconvient at times. You could also get a tenkeyless version of most top tier keyboards.
Someone already mentioned it, but it does not seem to be a laptop with its own pre-Windows 95 keyboard. I can type on laptops fine, besides occasionally hitting GUI keys, and if I could not, I would be using one of my IBM model Ms. I do not know what 'tenkey' is.
 
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The fewer things you have on a keyboard, the more you pay for it! I'd love a Filco tenkeyless (i.e. no numeric keypad) which has Linux keys available to replace the windows ones, but not at £100. My keyboard (cheap Logitech) has quite a few keys relabeled: Windows > Super, Caps > TLS, Pause > Caps, SL > GS, Menu > Comp. It's done with emery paper, white drawing ink, and acrylic varnish.
 
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Please refrain from resurrecting necro threads. Note the original date of the old thread was from 2008.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 04:05 AM   #6
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I found out that you can remove laptop keyboard keys easily, then maybe set those keys to off, and put something over them. So, anyone else looking for such laptops could try this. It is nicer, though the short space bar is still very unfortunate. Lately I saw a desktop keyboard with a space bar of just an inch (2.54 cm) or two, so things have degenerated a lot since the typewriter's spacebar as long as the entire row of keys, which I started with. Of course, adding <CTRL> and <ALT> was good, and it is nice the IBM model M has space between them, so one can feel which is which when gaming (if one does as at least as much as a programmer who likes intellectual games, but maybe not to the extent of a hardcore gamer of more complicated games, who gets used to whatever keyboard), but adding more and more keys that not everyone wants (or removing them like on Google's Chromebook Pixel that, otherwise, has a perhaps unusually nicely designed screen) especially forcing them to become a standard, is absurd. I guess I will leave this thread open, since it is a suggestion, and maybe some computer engineer will see it who either likes or respects high-quality old hardware.

Speaking of that, and the Pixel I had mentioned, most people like myself would probably also want such a classically designed machine to have a 4:3, maybe 5:4, or at least 3:2 screen aspect ratio, fitting the part of the average field of vision that is actually the clearest area rather than also including the peripheral area where everything is barely recognizable and unreadable (considering how a huge monitor is viewed, and one reason why professional artists bought 4:3 screens up to 2560x2048 when those were produced more a few years into the widescreen scam).

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