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As a touch typist, with some bad laptop keyboard experiences, I tend to really focus on the keyboard layout. In particular there are two issues that seem to plague me more than others. The first of which is when the Fn (alternate function modifier) is in the corner instead of the ctrl button. In this case, the corner seems to be control, with Fn to the right of it. The second is the size and positioning of the right-shift. I never noticed how much having that key in the right position can be necessary. On this keyboard it seems a bit out of place, and may be an issue for people like me who tend to favor the right-shift.
This is not to mention the build and quality of the touchpad. To be honest, I feel the Apple/Macbook touchpads are second to none, given a physical click, instead of the virtual tap you get with most. That said, I think the virtual buttons may be an issue for most. For me all out performance is second only to the physical interface.. if it doesn't feel right, it's a poor experience.
Bearing in mind, I have a physical switch keyboard, and a weighted mouse on my desktop. Most laptops feel spongy by comparison, and relatively unpleasant. The perfomance is probably workable especially if you are mainly consuming media on it, and not really doing anything intensive.
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