Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 16:50 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Samsung knows a thing or two about designing notebooks. The Q35 Red that I recently reviewed created quite a stir every time I pulled it out of my bag at CES last month, and the ultra-slim Q30 won over many users who were looking for a machine that was ultra-thin and light. But now the Samsung design team has pushed the boat out and created the new Aura series of notebooks, which look set to go head to head with Apple's ultra-stylish MacBooks."
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Mouse buttons
by nemith on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 18:00 UTC
nemith
Member since:
2005-07-28

What. Two mouse buttons so you can actually "use" the laptop? Blasphemy!

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RE: Mouse buttons
by PowerMacX on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 18:11 in reply to "Mouse buttons"
PowerMacX Member since:
2005-11-06

"What. Two mouse buttons so you can actually "use" the laptop? Blasphemy!"

Tap with two fingers instead of one. Voila, right click. Drag with two fingers: 360 degree scroll on any document. Ctrl+drag with two fingers: instant screen zoom (great for YouTube, for reading a phone number across the room or simply showing something in detail to a group of people quickly)

Not to mention that the large (really large) trackpad and button make it extremely comfortable.

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RE: Mouse buttons
by rayiner on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 03:08 in reply to "Mouse buttons"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

On the MacBook, clicking the button registers as a left click, and clicking the button with two fingers on the touchpad registers as a right click. It's an incredibly natural way to right-click on a laptop.

On a two-button laptop, a right-hander person's thumb rests naturally on the left mouse button in the normal track-pad position. Clicking the right button requires an awkward movement of the thumb towards the palm of the hand. The two-finger method, on the other hand, just requires you to put down a finger that's hovering right over the touchpad anyway.

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RE[2]: Mouse buttons
by camo r on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 05:44 in reply to "RE: Mouse buttons"
camo r Member since:
2005-08-26

I have a macbookpro and using three fingers to make one action seems un-natural. I'm used to it now 'cos it's my default laptop.

As to the samsung aura it looks great but looks aren't everything. How well does the finish stand up to everyday use, speed of the burner etc are things i'm more interested in.

OT: When will laptop makers start adding more RAM slots. Would make it easier to bump up RAM without having to buy seriously expensive single sticks.

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