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 Post subject: usb keyboard for laptop (nonstandard layout)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:26 am 
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My laptop has terrible keys now, not registering clicks and such. I'm thinking about getting a USB keyboard and thought I would check out these mechanical keyboards cause they seem so nice. They're pretty expensive though.

Anyway, I came across a great deal for an older gaming keyboard (new), cherry black, etc. It's a steal considering mechanical keyboards are over $50. There is one problem: it has a Spanish Layout :( . All the English letters are there with some changes to punctuation marks and the ñ also.

So the question is, can I use it easily on Win7 so that all applications recognize the layout (firefox, word,...)? What would happen to my laptop keys if I switch Win7 to the Spanish layout?


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 Post subject: Re: usb keyboard for laptop (nonstandard layout)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:20 am 
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The layout of the keyboard is arbitrary. If you want to use the English (US) layout with say a Spanish keyboard you can. You just have to remember that certain things may not be where they should. Which isn't a problem if you touch type :D

Also before you dive into mechanical keyboards, make sure you're getting the one you feel is comfortable for you. Just to throw out a quick summary of the common ones:
  • Blue - Tactile and clicky with medium stiffness
  • Brown - Tactile but not clicky with light stiffness
  • Red - Not tactile and not clicky with light stiffness
  • Black - Not tactile and not clicky with heavy stinfness

Blues are great for typing and light gaming. Black and Reds are great for fast pace gaming (as you can "mash them" easily) but not so great for typing. Brows are a compromise between the two. This is just a generalization though and it really depends on the user.


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 Post subject: Re: usb keyboard for laptop (nonstandard layout)
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:40 am 
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that's nice. Usb keyboards are really handy!!

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 Post subject: Re: usb keyboard for laptop (nonstandard layout)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Finding good compact keyboards are pretty difficult. I haven't had time to check out the MX blues used in the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid but listening to the youtube videos, it seems more loud than I would like. I'll have to check it out when I'm at the store. I'm thinking about getting this SIIG membrane keyboard, which will only run me $25 and seems good enough for me:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/3188 ... a_Keyboard


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