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VAIO announces tiny laptop with tons of ports

#1 Post by Puppy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:17 am

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/9/20687 ... lease-date

12.5", Weight 888 g, but 16:9 again :(
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Re: VAIO announces tiny laptop with tons of ports

#2 Post by dr_st » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 am

Freaking VGA in 2019, wow. I wonder which niche they are aiming for.

Keyboard is atrocious of course, with navigation keys only accessible via Fn+arrows. That's nice for a secondary option, but not when it's the only way.
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Re: VAIO announces tiny laptop with tons of ports

#3 Post by Puppy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 am

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 am
with navigation keys only accessible via Fn+arrows.
Still better than Lenovo 6-row layout where PgUp/PgDn and Home/End are on opposite sides of the keyboard :( And there is no option to map it via the Fn+arrows like HP or Microsoft laptops have.
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Re: VAIO announces tiny laptop with tons of ports

#4 Post by dr_st » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:22 am

Puppy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 am
Still better than Lenovo 6-row layout where PgUp/PgDn and Home/End are on opposite sides of the keyboard
I personally don't feel this way, but I understand why some people would. There are advantages to keeping PgUp/PgDn next to Home/End, but also advantages to having it next to the arrows.
Puppy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 am
And there is no option to map it via the Fn+arrows like HP or Microsoft laptops have.
If Lenovo would actually be open to listen to good ideas and would not be lazy with their EC programming, there is a way to enjoy all worlds. All you need is a 7-row keyboard with the following options, configurable via SW/BIOS:

Fn+Arrows map to: 1. Multimedia Keys 2. Home/End/Pgup/Pgdn
Browser keys map to: 1. Back/forward 2. Pgup/Pgdn 3. Nothing
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Re: VAIO announces tiny laptop with tons of ports

#5 Post by UMPC2024 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:54 pm

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 am
Freaking VGA in 2019, wow. I wonder which niche they are aiming for.
Schools? The places I've been run VGA to their projectors like it's the only option. And then they don't provide adapters for when guest speakers come. :?:

Also surprised that the only USB-C is the charging port. They couldn't just add at least one USB-C for data if they've got all that on there?

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