Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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Be careful, Lenovo.
by strcpy on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:43 UTC
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2009-05-20

There is no doubt in my mind that the keyboards in ThinkPads are simply superior, often beating even normal non-laptop keyboards. No other laptop/netbook comes even close. Actually for me, the keyboard is probably the single most important feature when it comes to ThinkPads as laptops.

Be careful, Lenovo. Not all things get better when changed.

EDIT: As a disclaimer, I haven't used (very) new Lenovo models so I don't know if the keyboards are still as good as in the IBM times or shortly after. As for keys to remove, Windows-keys should go straight away together with all unnecessary "multimedia keys" and related crap (volume up, down, and mute are all that is needed).

Edited 2010-01-14 11:52 UTC

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