I want a decent laptop WITHOUT a Number Pad

  sn0wm0nkey 13:03 01 Jun 2012
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It seems to be impossible to find a 15" laptop these days without a numberpad. I've checked out all the major brands and they all nave number pads.

I need one for media, games, and coding, so I want an i5/i7 processor, 6GB - 8GB RAM, 500 hard drive is fine, 1GB - 2GB dedicated graphics, something like that.

Can anyone help me out?

  Woolwell 13:09 01 Jun 2012

You don't state what your budget is. Most Lenova laptops do not have numpads.

  sn0wm0nkey 14:38 01 Jun 2012

Around 800 inc 3 year warranty.

Havent looked into Lenovo yet, will check them out.

  BT 16:44 01 Jun 2012

What's the problem with having a number pad. I really miss having one on my laptop. Its quite useful having one on my full sized desktop keyboard.

  sn0wm0nkey 17:32 01 Jun 2012

On a full sized desktop they're ALL good! But not on a laptop. It makes all your keys smaller, and it means you're sitting off centre to your screen when typing.

  Woolwell 21:56 01 Jun 2012

I think that your budget may be too low.

  sn0wm0nkey 22:33 01 Jun 2012

A little low maybe, but I'm finding decent ones around that price range. Right now I've got a quote for a Dell XPS 15 for £780, which I think is pretty good, and at this stage is probably at the top of the list, especially as it has no number pad.

XPS L502x (UKI, FCG41UKI) – i5-2450M (2.50Ghz, 4Threads, 3MB cache) Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit 3 yrs Next Day In-Home Hardware & Software Phone Support Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Word Starter, Excel Starter) McAfee® SecurityCenter 15 Month Subscription 750GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive Internal Backlit Keyboard 6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x4096 + 1x2048] 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M Graphics Card 6-cell 56Whr Lithium Ion battery 15.6" (40 cm) HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated

  sn0wm0nkey 22:37 01 Jun 2012

Easier to read:

XPS L502x (UKI, FCG41UKI) – i5-2450M (2.50Ghz, 4Threads, 3MB cache) Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium64bit 3 yrs Next Day In-Home Hardware & Software Phone Support 750GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive Internal Backlit Keyboard 6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x4096 + 1x2048] 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M Graphics Card 6-cell 56Whr Lithium Ion battery 15.6" (40 cm) HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated

  sn0wm0nkey 22:38 01 Jun 2012

Uh well that didnt work. Stupid website formatting.

  finerty 23:24 02 Jun 2012

the reason for no pads is for numbering and maybe for maths. also people use numbers for secuirty reasons as in passwords.

i wish the best of luck finding a laptop without a number pad but its pretty useless in searching for one as none seem to exist....

you could try this forum.........

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