Update: Found one!
I'm in the market for a new laptop, but I can't seem to find one with a decent keyboard. I'm a programmer so these are keys that must be easy to hit without looking:
- All the arrow keys
- Home, End
- Del, Backspace
- Alt, Ctrl
Most laptop keyboards, unfortunately, have one of the following problems:
- A stupid little "Fn" key as the lower right key, making it nearly impossible to hit left-Ctrl without looking
- No space around the arrow keys, so I can't feel which button I'm touching
- Little or no consideration for the placement of the Home/End keys, rendering them unusable without hunting (or that blasted Fn key)
I've modified my current laptop keyboard to add space and remove annoying keys:
Victims include: Tab, Scroll lock, Ins, Context menu, and some proprietary dollar and euro keys nestled in with the arrows.
I'm not looking for a fancy machine with an amped-up graphics card or fingerprint reader or other such nonsense. I just want a basic laptop with standard hardware and a keyboard that doesn't suck.
Anyone want to recommend a manufacturer?
Cross-posted to LJ and the Neon Guild mailing list.