Are Thinkpad chiclet keyboards any good?

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  1. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    Indeed, perhaps I was too vague, but the 6-row layout is part of the chiclet keyboard package, is it not? Or are there chiclet keyboards with the traditional 7-row layout?
     
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    no chiclet with 7-row
     
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    In theory you could create a 7 row Chiclet keyboard. I don't think that its really fair to say its a "package deal". Layout and key design are two separate things. I know plenty people who never cared about the layout and who like the Chiclet feel better (as Mobius said, they tend to be more flex-resistant).
     
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    I agree. In addition, since the Thinkpad 25 managed to greatly cut down on KB flex, the flex probably has more to do with older vs newer KB chassis design, moreso than classic vs chiclet. Well, short of wilder design choices like riveting the KB to a metal chassis with well over 20 rivets, like Apple does.
     
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    does it actually cut down on the kb flex?

    my main problem with the chiclet keyboard is that they still offer less travel on the keys compared ot the actual 7-row keyboard
     
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