Please HP, don't place the power button where people place their hands to lift the laptop. The power button on this laptop is on the left side of the laptop squarely in the middle. I forget this and pick up the laptop and press the power button by mistake. The fact that this is a bad location to place a power button would seem to be a no-brainer, but... apparently not. I'm returning the HP for a laptop with a power button where it should be - on top of the laptop where I won't accidentally press it. Does anyone who can influence design actually read these forums or am I just writing straight into a black hole?
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