I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 7579.
This is with the 15" screen and the hinges that
let the system be used as a laptop, a tablet, or
in "tent" or "stand" mode.
When using it as a tablet, the keyboard is down, resting on the table or my lap or whatever.
I'd like a cover that goes over that entire side of the computer.
I *don't* want a "keyboard cover" that just covers the keys.
But when I search, that's all I find.
Anyone know of such a product?
All I see on our Inspiron 7579 website is a backpack. I think the only option would be a laptop sleeve. Once you take the laptop out of the sleeve, rest the keyboard side of the laptop on the sleeve cushioning.
Thanks for the reply, Chris.
I came to a similar conclusion as you. I have a laptop sleeve that I purchased for my prior-Dell. I can carry this laptop in that neoprene sleeve, then place it on it when in use in tablet mode.
Still, I think there is an opportunity here for Dell or some 3rd party to make a simple product that snaps on to protect the keyboard when using these 2-in-1 (or 4-in-1) computers in tablet mode.
No, I never found any better solution.
It still seems like a huge design oversight to go through the though process of designing the screen hinges so that the computer can be used as a tablet, but not realize that having the keys and mouse pad exposed, setting on one's lap or on a table, is just silly.
But it turns out that, for me, I never use the computer in tablet mode. In the future I would not pay extra for a touch-sensitive screen. Actually, I'd prefer if the screen was not touch sensitive; when I am showing someone something and point to the screen I often get a click or other action that I don't want.
Anyway, best of luck. And if you do find something please let us know.