Looking for a laptop with mechanical keyboard, anyone know?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by PLiu327, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Lots of mechanical keyboards suffer from chatter, its still two contacts that move how do they never wear out?....
    Who wrote that really understands a lot about how a switch even works.
    Its not "faster", because at most a USB keyboard can be polled at 1000Hz and any keyboard can be polled at that rate, be it mechanical or not.
    If a keyboard button is not easy to press its defective, and usually people go for mechanicals for higher actuation force, not lower.

    There are a couple Tongfang chassis sold around the world under various brands that use Kailh Choc switches, but they also suffer from chatter(not all the laptops/keyboards will, but some do) like all mech switches, it was fixed with a bios update, in other words, they upped the debounce time, so yeah its "faster" and then you have 10-20ms of debounce that makes it at best a keyboard registering keypresses at 100Hz, same goes for all mech keyboards in the market, there is always software deboucing and the 1000Hz is only a nice number for marketing because the keyboard is not really registering valid keypresses at that rate due to deboucing algorithms.

    Much easier to just carry a 70% in your pack and use it with any laptop.
     
  2. TheUberMedic

    TheUberMedic Notebook Evangelist

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    Have a look at some TongFang laptops then. I know they have mechanical keyboards on their 15 and 17" laptops.
    In the US, Eluktronics sell the Mag-15, Mech 15 and Mech 17
    In Europe, XMG have the Fusion 15 (same as Mag 15), PC Specialist sell the Recoil III (same as Mech 15 and 17)
     
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    HealzKween Newbie

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    You know, I type almost 200 words a minute and I don't feel that way about mechanical keyboards. So often the keys are big an clunky and slow down my typing. I have smaller hands and the keyboards are so big, it's always a pain to use. But to each their own, you know? I've got two computers for writing, I have Surface Pro and I have the AERO 15 OLED, I use my surface just for writing, I use the AERO 15 for creating killer presentations. I just haven't met a mechanical keyboard yet that worked for me personally, they all seem made for man hands.
     
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    244ever Newbie

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    Did you get your new laptop? GIGABYTE just released a new mechanical keyboard laptop!
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/2/2...ptop-intel-10th-gen-core-i9-i7-processor-oled
     
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