Was anybody able to get the code working for the red version of the U410?
posted: Nov. 5, 2012 @ 6:17p
any idea when this code lasts til??
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posted: Nov. 5, 2012 @ 8:42p
This code is good until the 7th, I looked it up. There is another version of this computer with a 32 GB SSD but it's $1,099. This is a very hot deal.
posted: Nov. 5, 2012 @ 11:49p
this doesn't have a backlit keyboard huh?
posted: Nov. 6, 2012 @ 7:01a
friscokydd said: this doesn't have a backlit keyboard huh?one of the most useless power-hogs in a laptop is backlit keyboard. the display lights the keyboard if you are in a dark place.
posted: Nov. 6, 2012 @ 11:09a
friscokydd said: this doesn't have a backlit keyboard huh?
You haven't learned where the keys are without looking?
posted: Nov. 6, 2012 @ 3:57p
I think this is a great deal, but for regular computing I find backlit is a must for me. If you want to have energy then one can at least have the option to turn the backlit off. That's one of the best features on my Dell XPS 1501 laptop which I bought a few years ago.
posted: Nov. 6, 2012 @ 6:50p
Looks like it's back up to $649...
He who hesitates is lost.
posted: Nov. 8, 2012 @ 8:51a
backlit is meaningless. I have been using laptops since the Toshiba t-1000. The screen illuminates the keyboard.
How often are you typing with the screen off?
posted: Nov. 8, 2012 @ 9:13a
aero1 said: backlit is meaningless. I have been using laptops since the Toshiba t-1000. The screen illuminates the keyboard. I'll never again buy a laptop without a back-lit keyboard. This is a feature that I depend on daily. I used to have to manually tilt the display toward the keyboard to throw enough light on it. Normally, the display is tilted away from the keyboard and that keeps the keys in the dark.
Perhaps it's an age thing, or maybe it depends on usage. I'd be interested to know if any of the folks knocking back-lit keyboards actually have them. Also, if you have one and don't find it useful, are you older than 35-40?
posted: Nov. 8, 2012 @ 10:37a
I agree with MagellanNH. Sometime I need to work in the dark - eg. hotel room at night with kids, anywhere with Dim or no lighting - bedroom with spouse that is asleep, even when traveling red-eye on the plane. My laptops will not go without it - most of the time I have an outlet the few times I use it over 4hrs.
posted: Nov. 8, 2012 @ 3:52p
how does this compare to the Staples deal with the AMD ultrain A6 processor for $429.
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