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Does anyone make a laptop with good long-stroke mechanical keyswitches? I know they want to minimize the thickness, but I can't stand typing on modern laptops-- I always end up taking a separate keyboard with me (usually one without a number pad).
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2010 on The Keyboard Cult at Coding Horror
If you ever get a chance to type on an old Selectric typewriter, try it. It's the best keyboard ever built, and the one IBM was trying to emulate with their buckling-spring keyswitch. I use a Unicomp Model M, but I actually prefer the Cherry keyswitches-- they're just really hard to find if you don't know where to look (and some Cherry-branded keyboards use other kinds of switches). I heard a while back that Unicomp was having financial problems, because their product lasts forever, and the market for premium keyboards is small. I hope they're still doing OK.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2010 on The Keyboard Cult at Coding Horror
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