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Dell has left customers shaking their fists this week after shipping an unspecified number of its Vostro 1310 and 1510 laptops in Europe with the wrong keyboard layout.

The embarrassing ****-up forces the Z key, which should sit beneath the A and S keys, along the row in Vostro laptops affected by the problem. Subsequent keys in the same row are also bumped along because the shift key is too big – making touch typing a tricky task.



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how could anyone at dell not catch that???
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That is odd, I didn't realize that Europeans had the \\| key next to the left shift?
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That is odd, I didn't realize that Europeans had the | key next to the left shift?
for real, that's the first thing i noticed. and since when do keyboards still have an enter key that takes up more than one row?
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how could anyone at dell not catch that???
maybe everyone at dell types like the whole one finger at a time thing?
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maybe everyone at dell types like the whole one finger at a time thing?
I'd say thats the only logical explanation. Dell must have a bunch of hunt and peck people working there. That keyboard honestly looks like its from like 1990... maybe its the fact that the enter key does take up more than one row. Dell = retarded
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other than the |\\ key, i see nothing wrong....
    
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By making the shift key so big it moved the whole row over. The z is one spot over etc. the |\\ is between the Z and the left shift on Euro keyboards.
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other than the | key, i see nothing wrong....
that key has forced the entire bottom row over one space, which is a PITA for most typers. Imagine going to type an x and getting a z, and trying to get a v and getting a c, etc... It would drive me bonkers.
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seriously that keyboard looks mad old
    
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