Friend wants to buy a laptop for schooling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    Oh and, are there language correctors for open office, just like Microsoft Office? You know, those things that add red lines under words that are wrong...
    I believe both K-Office and Open Office has spelling and grammar check. As does Abi-Word, if you prefer that. If you're looking for an auto-correction feature for obvious errors (like changing "thier" to "their" automatically), they might have those as well.
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    Well, I'll wait to buy 'til the school special offers start xP there're mostly nice precentage cut offs then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    The 10 inch netbooks have a 92% normal sized keyboard.
    That simply means it has 92% normal sized keys. That doesn't account for the fact that all of the functional keys are always awkwardly placed and a number pad is completely absent.

    Akkernight, believe me when I say that I can sympathize with your dislike for a shrunken keyboard. However, I certainly don't dislike it so much that the costs don't outway the benefits that come in the form of size, weight, and battery life that you'll get in a 10" netbook or even a 12.1" notebook. I also feel that you would think the same if you realized how bad carrying a big laptop around campus is going to be. It's your money and your laptop, I'm just giving some sound advice.
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    This is true, but they tend to be awkward on most laptops, as well, except maybe 17 inch ones.
    Although my point was just that it isn't cramped.
    Otherwise I do agree with you. Netbooks are the best.
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    > That doesn't account for the fact that all of the functional keys are always ackwardly placed and a number pad is completely absent.
    Not on my MSI Wind. If you hold the function key (left of ctrl) then you can use the number pad that is built into other keys. See a picture: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/wp-cont...eyboard-01.jpg

    This is done on a hardware level, so there's no need for drivers or any rubbish.

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    Having personally owned a 17" laptop, I can tell you they don't call it the "desktop replacement laptop" for nothing.

    Very big, very heavy. I might move it about 4 times a year, otherwise, it sits in one place the whole time.

    I can't imagine lugging that thing around school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Not on my MSI Wind. If you hold the function key (left of ctrl) then you can use the number pad that is built into other keys.
    That ain't a number pad. That's numbers. They're offset, they require an extra key to be held down. Or... if you turn num-lock on so you don't have to hold a key down, you lose a bunch of your letter keys. It's not a number pad. Every laptop has this. Talk to some people that take pride in their 10-key calculations per minute speed and try to convince them that this is a number pad.
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