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The return of the chiclet keyboard

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:32 am
by tezza
Remember how we hated those chiclet keyboards in the early 1980s? Now my $2000+ Laptop has one! I just have to smile at the irony. ... t-keyboard

Re: The return of the chiclet keyboard

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:19 pm
by Carcenomy
And just like back then, there's good ones and bad ones. The ASUS Zenbook Prime in its earlier revision was by far the worst I've ever seen. I tried to type "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog". Not a hard ask, and it's one of those standard old fashioned typing drills that touch typists need to be able to perform reasonably quickly.

And I couldn't. The keyboard itself only picked up half the entries because the amount of force required to actuate the keys is too high for the amount of travel... it felt like to get it to operate correctly you needed to really wail on it. By contrast the Toshiba and HP ones feel great. Not Lenovo X1 Carbon grade, but close.