NumberPad solves the age-old problem of the lack of a numeric keypad on compact laptops. Tap the NumberPad icon at the top right corner of the touchpad, and an illuminated numeric keypad appears. Just long-press the NumberPad icon again to return to normal touchpad mode — it's not magic, but it's close! With NumberPad you can quickly perform data entry or calculations with less finger movement than using the Fn keys, and in touchpad mode the glass covering provides super-smooth and precise fingertip control with multitouch gesture support. Even when NumberPad is activated, the touchpad retains its cursor function, since the software can recognize your fingertip motion to distinguish between number entry and cursor movement: by monitoring how you interact with NumberPad, the software intelligently recognizes the difference and activates either the cursor or the number typing function.
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Evolved function keys
Attention to every useful detail is a key part of the ASUS design philosophy. We've introduced an evolutionary new way of using the humble Fn key to access your laptop's features, such as the volume or display brightness. In the past, you'd press the Fn key first to use these features: now, the function keys operate the advanced features by default. If you want to access the standard function keys (F1-F12) simply use the Fn key combination
Five-layer NumberPad construction
NumberPad's patent-pending construction places LEDs underneath the touchpad. When NumberPad is activated, the LEDs illuminate the numbers on the touchpad. NumberPad features a special five-layer construction, so that the numbers look sharp and clear when lit, but are practically invisible when turned off.