I personally prefer a number pad while working with spreadsheets and would happily pay for an expansion card number pad that could be docked on the right side of my laptop. Using an expansion slot would have the benefit of blending in with the keyboard and chassis, it could even plug into both slots for added stability. Yes, I know this could be done with a wired or wireless number pad, but I think swapping the cards as needed would be more convenient and esthetically pleasing, any thoughts? Am I alone here?
Someone has made a mockup of this in the post below.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I wonder why it didn’t appear in my search results when I searched the forums for “number pad”, perhaps I simply overlooked it.
would a bluetooth wireless solution be better? less likely to snap off, and there are already a few on the market.