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HP Pavilion Gaming Keyboard 500 with Red Mechanical Switches, £29.99 delivered at Scan
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HP Pavilion Gaming Keyboard 500 with Red Mechanical Switches, £29.99 delivered at Scan

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Features
Red Mechanical Switches: Red mechanical switches not only offer the smoothest keystroke experience, but allow you to take rapid action in silence.
Light Up Your Touch: LED backlighting not only prevents miss-keying, but features a floating key design. Plus, with a choice of four colour options to choose from, your lighting experience is all you.
No Key Undetected: Anti-ghosting with N-key rollover ensures that no matter how fast and furious you make your next move; every single key press is detected.
Control Tracks and Volume: Adjust the volume or skip to your favourite track without exiting. With media control Fn keys, you have the power to switch it up while in-game.
Interruption-Free Gaming: Game interruptions are detrimental to your success. Prevent them by activating the gaming mode function key, so all background processes stay where they belong—out of your game.
Customize Your Comfort: Compete in comfort with 2-way adjustable legs that allow your wrist to sit in a relaxed, natural position.
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I could never buy a keyboard that doesn’t have a full sized ENTER key.
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Looks like a good solid keyboard.
Careful, photos show a US layout, and can't find it detailed anywhere in the webpage.
Very good keyboard, has the larger shift key on l.h. side (u.s. layout) prefer this when playing games (wows), had 4 colour settings, arrived quickly, bought mine from eBay but it was scans site, highly recommend
GURUJ0SH05/04/2020 10:11

Looks like a good solid keyboard.Careful, photos show a US layout, and …Looks like a good solid keyboard.Careful, photos show a US layout, and can't find it detailed anywhere in the webpage.


All hp items pretty much show a US layout, just look at laptops on Amazon for example.

The ones on amazon.de also show it, but you get German QWERTZ, layout if you order anything.
This is not mechanical keyboard. It has built in fake mechanical switch. Not recommended
40304732-QxW2q.jpgAs supplied from scans eBay site
Phobos05/04/2020 10:21

If you search the part number, 3VN40AA#ABU, you get several hits that …If you search the part number, 3VN40AA#ABU, you get several hits that mention UK layout i.e.https://www.technicalreality.co.uk/product/Keyboard-Mice/Keyboard---Cable/HP/3VN40AA%23ABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-500---Keyboard---backlit---USB-?prodid=1639645https://www.ballicom.co.uk/hewlett-packard-enterprise-3vn40aa-abu-.p1448814.html


ABU extension on the partcode means it’s a UK partcode.
I could never buy a keyboard that doesn’t have a full sized ENTER key.
Not Cherry's
BadMF05/04/2020 11:19

I could never buy a keyboard that doesn’t have a full sized ENTER key.


I thought that, until I bought one. Takes a week or two to adjust then it's perfectly fine.

Then when you go back to full size enter you end up missing the key, just about what you get used to tbh.
DealsElf05/04/2020 10:48

This is not mechanical keyboard. It has built in fake mechanical switch. …This is not mechanical keyboard. It has built in fake mechanical switch. Not recommended



So what is it then? says in the description "Red mechanical switches"
Not clicky?
OGNinjaDon05/04/2020 12:09

I thought that, until I bought one. Takes a week or two to adjust then …I thought that, until I bought one. Takes a week or two to adjust then it's perfectly fine.Then when you go back to full size enter you end up missing the key, just about what you get used to tbh.



I’ve spent over 30 years using a full sized enter key, I don’t think I could embrace the change!
BadMF05/04/2020 12:45

I’ve spent over 30 years using a full sized enter key, I don’t think I cou …I’ve spent over 30 years using a full sized enter key, I don’t think I could embrace the change!


I would always choose ISO over ANSI as well, but the good keyboards can usually be significantly cheaper in ANSI as it is way more common, so sometimes it comes down to money!
Could be worse, theres a few AZERTY and Dvorak fans out there.
Edited by: "BadMF" 5th Apr
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dunno I got this US layout "Pawhits" for £12.79 off eBay end of last year
looks almost exactly the same, a few keys different
ignore the fact that it says Gigabyte on it, was the nearest representation I could find.
DealsElf05/04/2020 10:48

This is not mechanical keyboard. It has built in fake mechanical switch. …This is not mechanical keyboard. It has built in fake mechanical switch. Not recommended



HP website says, it is mechanical:
store.hp.com/UKS…ACC
This, most likely, are cheaper switches, not Cherry, but it doesn't change the fact.
Just a heads up, I bought this and it arrived today. They keyboard itself is very nice, the layout is standard QWERTY and it feels nice to type on. Two issues though, the key are extremely loud (not an issue for me but may be for some) but most importantly there is no anti-ghosting making it very hard to play quite a few games as you can't press more than a couple of keys at once in game.
strange the original image has 2 page up keys
Cozens91508/04/2020 23:12

Just a heads up, I bought this and it arrived today. They keyboard itself …Just a heads up, I bought this and it arrived today. They keyboard itself is very nice, the layout is standard QWERTY and it feels nice to type on. Two issues though, the key are extremely loud (not an issue for me but may be for some) but most importantly there is no anti-ghosting making it very hard to play quite a few games as you can't press more than a couple of keys at once in game.


Think it seems to be 5 keys at the same time judging by using keyboardchecker.com/ ? Which is totally not what the official description says
And yeah, quite noisy! I added some O Rings but even so, still quite loud and no way am I going to be using this keyboard much.
ctafield09/04/2020 15:06

Think it seems to be 5 keys at the same time judging by using …Think it seems to be 5 keys at the same time judging by using http://keyboardchecker.com/ ? Which is totally not what the official description says And yeah, quite noisy! I added some O Rings but even so, still quite loud and no way am I going to be using this keyboard much.


Yeah it's a real shame because for its price there isn't much close, especially branded. I think if you want a decent keyboard that you'll be using a lot, particularly for gaming then it's worth spending the extra money.
Fly_agaric06/04/2020 09:19

HP website says, it is …HP website says, it is mechanical:https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=3VN40AA&opt=ABU&sel=ACCThis, most likely, are cheaper switches, not Cherry, but it doesn't change the fact.


Check the review here walmart.com/ip/…252
And the image here
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This is a fake mechnical switch, it is basiclly a membrane keyboard with a fake switch on top
maddogb05/04/2020 12:36

So what is it then? says in the description "Red mechanical switches"


Check the review here walmart.com/ip/…252
And the image here

This is a fake mechnical switch, it is basiclly a membrane keyboard with a fake switch on top
DealsElf09/04/2020 20:21

Check the review here …Check the review here https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Pavilion-Gaming-Keyboard-500-Black-3VN40AA-ABL/980006252And the image here[Image] This is a fake mechnical switch, it is basiclly a membrane keyboard with a fake switch on top


I found this out when I took one of the key caps off, to fit the o ring, and the switch came out too
I was expecting anything, but this. Anything that has "pavillion" in the name usually repels me, but HP decided to put their logo on it and that is hard to understand...
Quite possibly the noisiest keyboard I've used.
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