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OMEN 16.1 inch Gaming Laptop PC 16-b0000 (2W6B3AV)
Microsoft Windows 11

Technically not an issue, but I would like to use a feature that sometimes is available on laptops, but definitely prevalent on desktop/tower style computers. I'm using this laptop as a stationary computer, so everything is hooked up and set up like it would be on a desktop PC. The issue I'm running into is I want to turn on the laptop without having to open the lid to hit the power button. The only solution I could find is using a BIOS feature that turns computers back on after detecting power being available. I have a toggle switch that plugs into an outlet, which there's an outlet right next to me. What I'm thinking is that I can turn the laptop on from hitting a button on a switch that the laptop charger is plugged into. The problem with this solution is that I can't find the "Wake on AC" feature in this laptop's BIOS settings. Is this something that's not available? If that's the case - HP could yall add the feature? What if I had mission critical information on the laptop and for some reason the power button wasn't working? A lot of other laptops/desktops have the ability to just turn on when plugged in.  

 

Otherwise - so far after two months of ownership, this laptop is genuinely pretty darn good!

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