Other laptops have buttons that disable the touchpad, but only this one puts it half a centimetre above the touchpad itself, waiting for a rogue press that will leave you wondering why the cursor is no longer moving.
The touchpad disable button is a tad too easy to tap
There's another giveaway: a bright white bar that glows when the slightly smaller than expected touchpad is enabled. It's a daft idea, but it'll sure appeal to boy racers.
We're not sure who the keyboard will appeal to: it demonstrates a tad too much flex and rattliness for our taste, but that's not to say typing on it is a chore. And it's augmented with a touch-sensitive panel for calling up Windows Media player, starting and pausing playback, skipping tracks, and adjusting the volume.
Extra buttons, above the function keys, are touch-sensitive
It also has a key to disable its permanent white illumination and this - oh, joy - turns off the trackpad light. It's last remaining key glows green when pressed, and this activates Toshiba's Eco Utility, which runs the machine on reduced performance to cut its power consumption.
PCMark Vantage Battery Life Results
Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better
Another useless comparison
Why are reviews these days so completely useless?
The Acer is a 15" screen, the HP is a 15", the L450... that's right a 15" screen. Oh it's OK though because it's balanced out by just as useless data for the t110 and 1810TZ as they're both 11" screens. If I'm in the market to buy a 13" laptop (which I am), I don't need data for anything but a 13" screen!
they got it all wrong
a Duc should be ridiculously overpriced, attract either complete poseurs or insane people with balls of steel, and be ultra high maintenance in both time and treasure-but when you ride it both scare the bejeezus out of you and thrill like nothing else. And it should be both red and loud, just like a vocally appreciative supermodel nymphomaniacal girlfriend.
The only thing in common with a modern Duc here is the logo and the tendency to attract poseurs.
How sad do you have to be ...
... to base your laptop purchasing decision on having a motorcycle branding ?
I suppose somebody might choose a ducati laptop to emphasise they are a free spirit, a renegade, born to be wild etc.
But I'd just assume they were a bit of a cokc not even capable of being a sunday afternoon, fairweather middle aged biker.
Ah, but it's a Ducati.
"...for a machine with a superbike brand, we'd have like to have seen a real speed demon."
Maybe they've just rigged it so all the electronics stop working if the weather's a bit damp? You know, the other thing that Ducati are world-famous for?
what are they doing..
Looks a little dull for having the Ducati brand doesnt it..
Their motorycles are almost timeless.. I love their design
I dont see how ducati goes along with such a dull design.. a ducati should not look boring.. IMHO.