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Windows 7: Why laptop manufacturers do this?

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Why laptop manufacturers do this?

Hi,

I always had laptops that I can open screen completely to form 180 degree (angle between the screen and keyboard). This allow to ventilate the laptop while reading and browsing the web, even when lied in your bed!
Now, I note that the most new laptops don't offer this possibility. The screens open only partially at angle of not more than ~ 120.
I hate this restriction!
I don't like it. First, because it is risky. With a sudden movement the screen may breaks down, while if it opens back behind 120 , it may absorb the choc.
Second, when laptop gets heated (after longtime use) you can't change the laptop position to a vertical position (stand up) that allow to avoid overheating. But when the screen can be opened at 180, laptop could be stand up in a vertical position and this allow ventilation and you can continue reading or browsing the web in your bed!

I am just wondering why laptop makers now manufacture laptops with screens that don't open completely?

I hate Mac mainly because this reason.
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19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its a trade of with the hinge system that is used.
Avoid laptops that use a similar hinge style.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its a trade of with the hinge system that is used.
Avoid laptops that use a similar hinge style.
Yes, I try to avoid them but the problem is that more and more laptops are made with this hinge style that doesn't allow complete opening!
Really, I don't like this hinge style! It reminds me some Panasonic digital camera with mode dials that don't make complete rotation!
This is "hateful"!
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19 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

The reason that this happens is to stop people from Snapping the connection wires that join the monitor to the Laptops motherboard,

If you have Webcam, Speakers and Such Built into the Screen it is also there to protect them, people used to phone the companies because they had pushed the laptop screen back to far and snapped it so then they wanted a new one as it 'wasn't there fault'

Also the company may start using thicker or more cables to provide a safer connection through the hinge, so they need to protect it more and in doing so they limit the flexibility

The only way that you will find one of those Laptops is in a second hand shop or find a manufacturer that still makes them to that standard.

I hope this helps.
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19 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks.
You rise another problem; all wires are sometimes connected to the back of laptop!
Some manufacturer tend to put all devices and cables (USB, network, current,...) in the laptop back!
This is also a bad choice!
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19 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post
Thanks.
You rise another problem; all wires are sometimes connected to the back of laptop!
Some manufacturer tend to put all devices and cables (USB, network, current,...) in the laptop back!
This is also a bad choice!
Firstly i 'raised' Another problem? How so?

They are put at the back to allow the user full access to the keyboard/touchpad/trackball without wires or Memory Sticks being in the way, so it was a Good choice.

Who really wants to sit with a Rj45 Cable on your Lap sticking out the front of the Machine? No one, You want Full access to the Laptop without having to move wires. If your on the move that is what the PCI Port is for and thats on the side.

Im not sure if your being serious, or Just Flaming/Hating for fun

Hope this Enlightens you to Commen Sense...
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24 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post

Firstly i 'raised' Another problem? How so?
The fact that all, or most connections are in the back.

Quote:
They are put at the back to allow the user full access to the keyboard/touchpad/trackball without wires or Memory Sticks being in the way, so it was a Good choice.
Who really wants to sit with a Rj45 Cable on your Lap sticking out the front of the Machine? No one, You want Full access to the Laptop without having to move wires. If your on the move that is what the PCI Port is for and thats on the side.
Well, the cables don't necessarily pass over the keyboard when they are connected by side

Quote:
Im not sure if your being serious, or Just Flaming/Hating for fun
I'am serious, sure.
We may don't use the laptop in the same way/position, so what you find strange it might be normal for me, and vice versa.

Quote:
Hope this Enlightens you to Commen Sense...
Yes, it does... but the sense is sometimes not so "common".
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24 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there used to be laptops which had these features as standard, these are often referred to as "the tried and tested methods", everybody's laptop used to break and screen issues occured because of the flexibility of the monitor section, many a laptop i've broken myself for being careless(pushing too hard on the screen and it snapping off completely), it's not down to the carelessness of the user, at the end of the day, the companies had to come up with a more practical and cost saving way to fix this obvious issue with laptops of yesteryear, so they decided to restrict the hinges to stop idiots like myself from breaking the screens off.

They also changed the name of laptops to notebooks, the reason for this is because the term laptop suggests that it should be used on your lap, of which 2 issues occured, the fabric from your clothes would clog the intake fans and cause overheating, then because it overheated, the user would aquire injury, so now the notebook companies would say to you that it's your fault for using it on your lap, it's designed to be used on a desk or a portable notebook table, the cables would be in the way if they pretruded from the side of the unit, and the peripherals were more likely to break if the notebook was dropped.

fun fact of the day....... the number 1 issue with Laptops of yesteryear was broken power turrets (the inside of where the power cable goes) because people dropped their laptops on the power cable which was pretruding out of the side!

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