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  • Eggrenade - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    "...build quality (specifically, the flex on the display portion of the chassis) was far more than we like on a premium device."

    Those parentheses can really get you sometimes!
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  • JarredWalton - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    Drat. Reply
  • Guspaz - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    I owned a Toshiba thin-and-light, an r700. It was OK, but had terrible build quality (crazy amount of flex, felt like it would break in my hands), and the chassis kept shattering from pretty darned minor impacts. After the second time it shattered, not wanting to spend ANOTHER $600 to replace the stupid metal shell (because apparently that costs a fortune even though no electronics are involved), I bought an air. It weighs even less, but feels like a bloody tank in comparison.

    Fun fact, my Air survived a drop far worse than either of the ones that shattered the Toshiba's chassis, and the Air just got a tiny little scratch a few millimeters long on the corner. Both laptops have all-metal chassis...
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  • TheCrustyCupcake - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - link

    Sounds like you need to take better care of your laptops. But yes apple has some great build quality, maybe that's why they cost so much? Reply
  • Jeffrey Bosboom - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    "(hello proper 10-key!)"

    Really, why do people like numpads on laptops? They force you to either be lined up with the keyboard for comfortable typing or lined up with the screen with your right arm/hand at an awkward (and eventually painful) angle. And I basically never use the numpad even on desktops.
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  • seapeople - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    Well, the numpad on my 17" Dell is extremely convenient and everything sizes together well. But then again, that's like saying the 100 pound bumper on a 1960 station wagon fit just right. Reply
  • sheh - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - link

    I like it. On my 15.6" keyboard the 0 is not double-sized, which hampers a bit the usage for number entry, but it's still usable. And it's definitely a set of much better positioned PgUp/Dn/Home/End/Del. Reply
  • sheh - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - link

    ...and never noticed anything wrong with the position. Generally same as desktop. Reply
  • inighthawki - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - link

    "Really, why do people like numpads on laptops?"

    Because some people who do a lot with numbers find them incredibly useful.
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  • TheCrustyCupcake - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - link

    Indeed. Reply
  • batongxue - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - link

    15.6” 3840x2160 should be 282 PPI. Reply
  • TommyTommy - Sunday, January 19, 2014 - link

    Need 17" 4K and I'll buy Reply
  • KurtIAakre - Monday, January 20, 2014 - link

    17.3" or 18.4" (preferably slim build) with 1440p or 4K - I would sell a kidney to get it.
    But at least there is 15.6" with higher than FHD now - maybe there is hope for 17.3" in the not-too-distant future.
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  • editorsorgtfo - Friday, March 07, 2014 - link

    recently i lost my password for an old dell xps and could not get in.. tried searching this website, couldnt find anything . doesnt help that forums have a different login but anyway this software worked for me http://windowsrecoverpassword.com/ if anyone runs into the same password problem for reference Reply

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