Laptops are designed to be compact and portable, while maintaining much of the functionality provided by desktop systems. As a result, essential input devices are built-in to laptops. When a laptop is open, the following input devices may be present:

Click the highlighted areas in Figure 1 for more information about the input devices.

NOTE: Input devices that are built-in to laptops can be configured or optimized for speed, sensitivity, scrolling, or the number of taps needed in the same manner as input devices for desktops.

Laptops may feature LEDs that show the status of specific devices or components. LEDs are commonly found below the display screen or directly above the keyboard. Click the highlighted areas in Figure 2 for more information on these LEDs.

NOTE: LEDs vary by laptop model.