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    Recommendation for fast lap top with raised keyboard

    Hi. This is turning into the quest for the holy grail. I am looking for a fairly fast computer (at least i5) which has a keyboard with prominent raised keys - not ones where they are practically flush with the rest if the keyboard. My old Sony computer was like this but having really difficulty finding similar and Sony now out of computer market. I have had 2 HP computers where the keys were not raised enough (and BOTH malfunctioned within a few day - not very good) and while the Microsoft Surface Book has the raised keys I am not sure I can justify the cost as only using it for browsing, paperwork etc and not for work /graphics etc Does anyone know something that fits the bill or do I really have to spend the money on a Surface Book? Thanks.

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    That seems like an odd requirement, why does the height of the keyboard surface matter to you?

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    EndlessWaves

    That seems like an odd requirement, why does the height of the keyboard … That seems like an odd requirement, why does the height of the keyboard surface matter to you?



    because I find it really really difficult typing on keys that are practically flat to the keyboard I - I cannot touch type on it and it literally takes me 3 times as long as the keyboard I am currently on (a very old computer with raised keys).

    There's a gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard coming out soon I think. You'll find it really difficult these days as most are thin and flat... Keyboards that is. oO

    fairy

    because I find it really really difficult typing on keys that are … because I find it really really difficult typing on keys that are practically flat to the keyboard I - I cannot touch type on it and it literally takes me 3 times as long as the keyboard I am currently on (a very old computer with raised keys).



    The height of the keyboard surround is a style/materials thing and shouldn't affect the typing feel.

    Is it the amount of up and down movement the keys have that you're concerned about? That's generally called key travel (or sometimes drop).

    It has decreased as laptops have gotten thinner though. If a desktop isn't an option then your best bet on a good keyboard is to look at the mid-range business laptops designed to heavy use day in, day out. Thinkpad L450/L460 for example.

    I would recommend any lenovo think pad. I have found them to have a very comfortable keyboard with good travel and spacing between each button.

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    EndlessWaves

    The height of the keyboard surround is a style/materials thing and … The height of the keyboard surround is a style/materials thing and shouldn't affect the typing feel.Is it the amount of up and down movement the keys have that you're concerned about? That's generally called key travel (or sometimes drop).It has decreased as laptops have gotten thinner though. If a desktop isn't an option then your best bet on a good keyboard is to look at the mid-range business laptops designed to heavy use day in, day out. Thinkpad L450/L460 for example.



    No it is not this. I want the keys raised up from the key pad as I almost feel them in order to type. Not sure if that makes sense to anyone else but it really helps the speed of typing.
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