I'm just curious ... I wonder if any manufacturer has ever tried to make a laptop with actual full size keyboard.
By ACTUAL full-size I mean not just having a numpad. I mean one that has a keyboard with FULL layout exactly like you expect in a desktop keyboard. So my "ideal" keyboard has:
- A numpad. Bonus points if it has both dot and comma keys.
- The arrow keys are where they belong, below the INS DEL HOME END PAGE UP/DOWN 3x2 group.
- No compacting of arrow keys in the same space, or of any other keys whatsoever. Preferably F1..F12 are in groups of four, like expected, for easy access without looking. No tricks to save space that will impact on usability.
- No keys out-of-place. No FN key on the left of CTRL. In fact, having no need for a FN key at all would be even better. Ideally any keys like volume, brightness, toggles for mute, mic or wireless, media keys, etc., if present, would be their own separate key on a separate extra row above the keyboard.
- And, for crying out loud, NO MISSING KEYS like / or ? requiring Alt Gr!
Things I don't mind:
- Having just the left winkey is enough. No need for 2 of them.
- I don't care about having a scroll lock key, as long as it's always off.
- I wouldn't normally care about having num lock key, as long as it's always on. Though it's possible it might be needed, I dunno.
- No need for abnormally large right shift key. Even if the spacebar is smaller, I don't mind.
- I don't care about fancy extra keys like calculator and whatnot. Back/forward keys would be nice, though, but not absolutely needed.
I don't care if keys are tiny like in a netbook, and really close to each other, and the notebook is larger than normal. I just wish someone would make a laptop totally focused on typing, with full keys layout. This would be particularly good for programming and gaming.
Has anyone seen anything like that?
If not, do you think it would be impossible to make, or is it possible that we might get one eventually?