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So how many people actually don't like numpads on their gaming computers/laptops?

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I don't understand why Linus always "questions" the numpad scenario on gaming laptops...if the numpad inclusion was so unwanted then they would stop including it as models with it would not sell as much as models without it and companies would take quick notice...everyone I know wants the numpad included (including myself) for one reason or another ( I use both my laptop and desktop for work as well as play and would go nuts if I had to "adapt" to only being able to type numbers with the top row of numbers as I can only touch type numbers and figures with the numpad but not the top row numbers and despise using the top row numbers for this reason). So how many people actually don't want the inclusion of a numpad or does it even bother anyone besides Linus?...honestly just curious for comment outside of my own friends eternal echo chamber lol...

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Numpad is useful for loads of games, but it doesn't show in performance metrics obviously, maybe that's why Linus doesn't get it. You can't measure how useful a thing is compared to chassis size.

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I expect a numpad on any 17" laptop. For 15" and under, a numpad is a waste of space IMO (on gaming laptops). 

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a number pad can sometimes be quite useful, windows detects them as completely different

keys than normal numbers so i often use them as macros.

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on 15 inch most of the time i want that space to either be used for upward facing speakers or centering the keyboard and track pad. but i do like a numpad as well.

i think the t420 did it best with the integrated number pad  

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I actually won't buy a keyboard without a numpad. 10 personal systems built and something like 40+ for others, and when people ask me about keyboards I tell the the same 3 things. Buy quality, don't pay for what you won't use (rbg, feature buttons etc) and yes get a numpad.

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1 hour ago, Thinkfreely said:

I actually won't buy a keyboard without a numpad. 10 personal systems built and something like 40+ for others, and when people ask me about keyboards I tell the the same 3 things. Buy quality, don't pay for what you won't use (rbg, feature buttons etc) and yes get a numpad.

I actually wont buy a keyboard WITH a numpad. Waste of space and forces your mouse hand to be too far apart.

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5 hours ago, geo3 said:

I actually wont buy a keyboard WITH a numpad. Waste of space and forces your mouse hand to be too far apart.

That’s why I prefer the numbpad on the left side. Allows your hand to be closer while also still having the advantages of the Numbers. I’m no Photoshop guy so I don’t need the enter personally. Wish more people would try it but I get why it’s niche.

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Numpad is a life saver when switch between languages and need to access numbers.

All of my laptops/keyboards had the numpad, wouldn't buy a device without it. I'm not gnome, so distance isn't an issue.

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10-key is fantastic any time you enter phone numbers, addresses, product keys, etc.

I also use Blender sometimes which utilizes basically the entire keyboard with camera controls being on the numpad. Not having it actively dampens workflow.

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lets be fair and take a look at traditional full sized keyboads frst, with numpads,

which keys would you use under what situation?

in gaming, one hand on wsad and one on mouse.

in casual workload, i dont think anyone will use numbers ontop of letters

 

imo the function key are redundant to num keys offering same location and very limited functions

but having a numpad included in a laptop feels it hasnt cut any corners

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