1. bsayegh's Avatar
    I have been in the market for a new laptop and decided to go with the Lenovo Flex 3 (which I didn't even know existed until a few days ago). It is so new that the only place that actually sells it is Lenovo.com. I got the one with the highest specs on sale. If you look on Flex 3 (15") | Affordable, Thin, & Light Multimode Laptop | Lenovo US you will notice something strange though. The keyboard for the i7 model is "Backlight French-English". None of the other ones are like that. The others all say "Backlight English".

    I asked someone at Lenovo what that meant because I was concerned that it wasn't in QWERTY format. They said (and im not sure I believe them) that it only meant that some of the keys have French characters underneath them. The keys should be in the same spot. When I looked up images of French-English keyboards, a lot of them have 2 characters on EVERY key. It looks like the keyboard can either be in French or English mode, but it also looks confusing because the characters are the same size.

    I asked Lenovo why the heck they would make 1 model that comes with a weird keyboard and every other model doesn't, and they didn't have an answer. I haven't received the laptop yet but im a little nervous as to what to expect. I love the specs and the design of the laptop, but if the keyboard is a jumbled mess of characters then I may regret my purchase. I don't look at the keyboard to type, but I still feel like it could be very confusing.

    Has anyone seen a French-English keyboard? Is it hard to adapt to? Can I expect the occasional small French character or a whole keyboard full of French letters?
    04-15-2015 11:23 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    If you'd like to see the keyboard up close, here is an image of what Lenovo does with French-English Keyboards. This is NOT a photo of the Flex 3, but of an older model laptop that they used a French-English keyboard. It may give you an idea of what one might look like. It basically makes it easier to enter French accent characters.
    p580_frenchkb.jpg
    04-15-2015 05:45 PM
  3. bsayegh's Avatar
    That's pretty much what I needed to find. Why would they make a single model of the device have a French-English keyboard and none of the other ones?
    04-16-2015 12:00 AM
  4. bsayegh's Avatar
    For anyone wondering, there is absolutely nothing weird about the keyboard. It doesn't have anything French on it. I don't know why they listed it as having French characters, but its just a normal keyboard.
    rhapdog likes this.
    04-20-2015 03:16 PM

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