Your Next Laptop Keyswitch? Kailh, Perhaps

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scolaner

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I'd love some mechanical keys on a laptop, but, good luck selling that these days when a laptop thicker than a pinky finger is considered ancient. :D
Hah, true. But there are still quite a few of those beastly gaming lappies out there that have plenty of real estate for these kinds of switches.

Or, wouldn't it be cool to have a slightly thicker laptop for productivity that had such a keyboard?
 

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I would personally not mind seeing someone trying to make a mechanical key type cover for something like the Surface Pro 4 (maybe 5, as we're getting pretty close to that one, I guess?). The best of all worlds in a true all-in-one? :D
 

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Any proper gamer will use a gaming laptop as a slim desktop then attach a desktop keyboard, mice and big monitor.
That sounds intensely stupid, if you have that giant setup you'd be better off with a desktop. It would even be cheaper, even if you also pick up a cheap notebook to use on the go.
 

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The laptop switches look a bit like Cherry ML switches, which I don't believe ever gained any traction outside of commercial/industrial use. Not sure how the actuation force and travel compares between the two, but it will be interesting to see what happens with them.
 

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I'm curious to see if they've managed to keep the weight down, as all mechanical keyboards I've used are super heavy.
 

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Any proper gamer will use a gaming laptop as a slim desktop then attach a desktop keyboard, mice and big monitor.
That sounds intensely stupid, if you have that giant setup you'd be better off with a desktop. It would even be cheaper, even if you also pick up a cheap notebook to use on the go.
Indeed... I've been through a few countries the past couple of months, and I have broken two keys on my Alienware 18 - so I've been forced to carry a Razer keyboard around with me - its almost half the weight of the machine! Terrible situation...

And I prefer gaming on the laptop keyboard, compared to the external mechanical keyboard, if for nothing else, the lack of noise the laptop keyboard has...
 
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