« Last post by smknjoe on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:14:25 »
Most laptops in the 90's and early 2000's had feet. 2 Sony Vaios I used to own had them. Apple did too if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure why they stopped installing them. Maybe people had a tendency to leave them extended and broke them?
As far as the angle of the screen goes, I don't see much of an issue with current laptops. It's most "ergonomic" to have the top edge of the monitor at, or slightly below, eye level. This is easily achieved on most desks.
Trackpad? Again, they made some in the 80's and 90's that were off to the side and even had built-in trackballs. I don't really mind the position of trackpads as they are now.
Like SOSOS said, laptops are a compromise in general and that's been the case as long as they have been in use. However, now that they are just as powerful as most desktops and they are becoming the "standard" in many businesses I can see the case for better ergonomics. In those cases, most businesses will also provide docking stations. It's what I've done for about 5 years now since ditching a full size PC. I get the best of both worlds. At the office I have 2 x 27 inch monitors, a keyboard of my choice (SSK right now), and my choice of mouse (Microsoft Trackball). When I travel I can easily just "un-dock" it and off I go.