|hp 35s keyboard issue|
Message #1 Posted by jdgc (spain) on 27 Mar 2008, 7:05 p.m.
Has anyone experienced this?
I got my second 35s today. The first one came through samsoncables,
and the second one through El Corte InglÚs (big Spanish chain Ó la Sears),
just for a backup and for nice printed manuals (here they package Portuguese and Spanish together, which is quite nice; I got only
PDF manuals and QuickStart in hardcopy for the first unit).
None of their keyboards qualifies, IMHO. Although firm and positive-feeling, some keys (esp. near 0 and decimal point,
and the imaginary unit key and left cursor) feel a bit loose when
your release them. Somewhat annoying, esp. when you
hear that "hollow" noise of a key that has some looseness
when released (the 35s frame amplifies this sound greatly).
The strange thing is with the second unit: all keys feel solid, but
the four cursors rock a bit and they feel like sitting on a softer
spring than regular keys. Annoying. Everything works fine, but it's
a bit bothering (adding to my distaste for them: why not regular cursors in the 48sx style?). It's weird that this happens precisely
to those four keys.
Not all keys feeling equally solid, cursor keys a bit crazy and the missing keystrokes... I get the impression that the touted "overengineering" of this keyboard is no more than hype.
[For the curious, Spanish packaging is a nice carton box to acommodate both manuals and the calc and sleeve; the first unit
came in the infamous plastic package everybody hates, and PDF
manual with anniversary DVD. The serial numbers do not differ too much, CNA 75000880 and CNA 75001534, but I'm not
sure if they are meaningful in any sense]
Has anyone seen (felt) this special "softness" affecting
precisely the four cursor keys?