My current laptops include a 2010 Thinkpad with 13″ screen and a 2012 HP 17″ notebook (heavy, but this is the one that I actually take with me because the keyboard and screen are large enough to do real writing).
I briefly tried a friend’s Dell XPS 13 and found the keyboard too cramped so I am thinking that perhaps a 15-inch notebook computer is the best option.
Who has bought one of these recently and found a keyboard with the same spacing as a standard desktop keyboard? I don’t need a numeric keypad.
This is for business use so it doesn’t have to be cheap, but on the other hand I don’t want it to be so expensive that I will cry if I drop it. My desktop is Windows 10 so, to avoid a cross-wired brain, the laptop should also run Windows 10.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
[Separate question: A 480 GB SSD retails for less than $100 on Amazon.com. Why is that mainstream laptops from Dell and HP are still being shipped with mechanical hard drives? (Or desktop computers for that matter?) The $1,000 Dell XPS 15 ships with a “hard drive” and you need to spend $1,500 for a version with a 256 SSD. Bumping this up to the same capacity as the $100 SSDs at Amazon costs $1,829. Why would a PC vendor want to build machines that consumers will grow to hate?]