MSI GT80 Game laptop has Mechy keyboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    MSI unveils the GT80 Titan, the world's first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard. First of its kind, MSI's GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming by integrating a SteelSeries gaming keyboard ...

    MSI GT80 Game laptop has Mechy keyboard
     
  2. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Ancient Guru

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    There's some major oversights with this laptop - it's ironic that it's got such a good mechanical keyboard yet no wrist rest, typing would be awful, as would gaming, not comfortable or efficient! And where's the touchpad, and what's with all the wasted space at the top end near the screen!? They took a massive dump on the ergonomics!
     
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  3. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    People who actually use mechanical keyboards do not have wrist on "wrist rest" because they have such keyboard for purpose of typing not resting.

    Other than that you are right, that thing is ugly. and for gaming it may be less comfortable, but it depends how much above desk that keys are. But I believe they moved keyboard down to save space and that is how they made it thinner and lighter. (not bad idea, but in combination with mechanical key switches may be bit unfortunate as they take quite some space)

    Their choice of MX Brown is good one, I prefer those over other mechanical.

    But worst of all is that they have around keyboard this tall wall it is like keyboard being in valley.
     
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    Aoyagi Active Member

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    This is the second "world's first mechanical laptop" this month, isn't it?
     

  5. huilun02

    huilun02 Master Guru

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    They probably had the idea of the keyboard distanced from the screen so that your hand would not obstruct the view.

    Personally I'd rather have the numpad done away with to allow for larger keys which will be more comfortable and natural to use.

    As it is, all that unused space could have been fitted with an auxiliary touchscreen monitor/pseudo touchpad that could be used to display useful stuff. Would have made it more practical and innovative.
     
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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Is there some reason we can't have a normal laptop keyboard and a mechanical plugged into USB?

    Then we don't have the laptop design and size being compromised by tall keys.
     
  7. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Imagine a person with this laptop at a Starbuck's .
    Clickey- clickey will drive insane some people.
     
  8. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Good god, that looks bloody awful!
     
  9. Sukovsky

    Sukovsky Master Guru

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    I'm sure it's going to be so next gen 4k with an 860M and all.
     
  10. reix2x

    reix2x Master Guru

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    wow it looks great, first time i see that keyboard positioning..
     

  11. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    This, how can they put a inferior gpu above a mechanical keyboard?
     
  12. MM10X

    MM10X Ancient Guru

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    Reminds me of...

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  13. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Looks like it's horrible to use.

    How?
     

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