Originally Posted by Aikeo
wow, that is a really really awful problem. FPS shooters become unplayable. thanks guys, i will not be recommending an nc6000 to my roommate now.
br0ken, can't believe that HP blew you off like that, send it back if you can?
Couldn't, bought it unused, sealed and with warranty from an acquaintance. And no problem about shouting out about this, glad to help people avoid merchandise they clearly won't be satisfied with, saves stores, people and companies from wasting time and money (shipping).
Originally Posted by BigDaddy0004
UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2004 Demo
I tried pressing a+W while tapping space bar and all I got was a forward run that drifted to the left. No jumping at all. Is this what you experienced also?
That is exactly what happened, or didn't, hehe. You should, on normal keyboards and laptops, be able to strafe forward and jump, but not with this sucker...
That I am the first to say this publicly about NC6000 must be a proof of my thoroughness :P You see, in my freetime I work for a review site/network, for the laptop and accessories "department" (but I have just conducted some tests of laptop-bags and carrying devices officially, for now).
I even contacted HP as a reporter hoping for better response through the PR-department, and even got promises for a prompt resolution or atleast an answer if this was a problem over the entire line... That was over one month ago, still have nothing in my inbox from either the product-manager or the pr-manager for HP here. Even after one re-request for a response... nothing!
I sold the unit, and informed the new owner about the "error" and that even though he could buy the unit from another guy (he was quite keen for this laptop), the "error" would probably be global and for the entire line of NC6000s out there, atleast the Norwegian ones. He bought it, and thanked me for my honesty
And he didn't give much of a rats ass as long as special characters and such worked, he doesn't play any FPS-games or games that require that multiple keys are pressed at the same time for optimal gaming/control, only strategic games, he said.
I am not so familiar with this problem on laptops, but know that it was normal on older keyboards, but no new keyboard-manufacturer could ever make a hit on the market with a keyboard that can't register more than two non-special keys at a time, and therefor is useless for gaming. You would think all laptops would be up to the standard of todays powerusers, right? Don't seem like it.
I hoped they would release a bios to fix this, but maybe the problem is hardware-related. That's why I just sold it, with loss *wimper* for a quick "refund".
I'm drooling on an IBM T41p or T42p now, but my finances aren't what they have to be to purchase such a piece of sweet hardware.