Full size keyboard or keyboard without numpad(TE version)?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Leehm, Dec 21, 2017.


Which type of keyboard you prefer for your setup?

  1. Full size

    10 vote(s)
  2. Tournament edition

    6 vote(s)
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  1. Leehm

    Leehm Active Member

    I think this is a kind of interesting topic.
    Did look up in forum,but didn't see any thread is similar with this.So I decided to create one and discuss with you all.
    Well,I used to prefer full size keyboard due to numpad is more convenience to type password or any kind of numeric thing.But after a year of college life,I tend to use laptop more often and now more into keyboard that is without numpad to have a better space management for my setup.
    What are your preference and why you prefer that?Share with us in this thread!o_O
    Looking forward to read a bunch of different story!:smile_::smile_:
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  2. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I always had an full size, and always used this type of keyboard (also my laptop has the numeric keyboard).
    But... I think that I could live with TKL keyboard, especially, that my desk isn't very big, so it would be a great space saver.
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  3. hasimo14

    hasimo14 Well-Known Member

    I also like the full size keyboard, it's way more easy using numpad to enter numeric thing.... and I also using laptop with numpad, since this kind of laptop usually also have big screen which I like...
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  4. poh2ho

    poh2ho Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about the TE version, but having a long full sized keyboard is still very favorable to me. It just looks awesome on my desk.
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  5. Aprazeth

    Aprazeth New Member

    I currently have a TE keyboard (or referred to as ten-keyless) For me the advantages are:
    • Smaller size compared to full-size keyboard, which means I need less deskspace for my keyboard - making more space available for my mouse (less often bumping into it, yeay!)
    • Reduced weight (not much an issue for me since I don't really schlep it around but hey... if I did)
    The disadvantage:
    • Missing the numeric keypad is a bit annoying at times, in certain games (ARMA series come to mind) as they have some of the standard keys bound to the numeric keys by default. Not something you can't fix, but it's just a bit of a 'meh, annoying' thing.
    • Somehow the TE edition keyboards tend to wind up being MORE expensive compared to regular size keyboards (yeah, go figure - less PCB, materials, less prone to errors but more expensive. Most likely to reduced amount of sales thus higher recoup costs per unit)
    Anyway, just my 2 Bitcoin. (I'd say cents, but those aren't 'trendy and hip' now - right, right?)
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  6. Leehm

    Leehm Active Member

    I think TE keyboard will be more awesome for minimalistic setup.
    Just way more clean.
  7. Aprazeth

    Aprazeth New Member

    Oh, it can be! That said, even a full-size can be visually pleasing as well as minimalistic given the right setup.

    Also, don't forget that you could for example get other keycaps for the keyboard and give it a completely different look and feel (outside of the RGB/Chroma) of course. I got my Blackwidow Chroma with the metallic keycaps (for a few keys, not the entire keyboard :D) and it does just pop a little bit. I am currently thiking about maybe seeing if I can get different colored keycaps for the arrow-keys as well as maybe some of the function keys (space, CTRL, ALT, etc.)
  8. ItsHerobrine

    ItsHerobrine Active Member

    I got a TKL keyboard as my first mechanical keyboard, thinking I wouldn't need the number pad because I don't use it, boy was I wrong. Even if you 100% never use the number pad before in your life, you can just program them as macros or shortcuts.
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  9. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    I too, have been using only full key keyboard until now, and i pretty much like it, though i would give a try to a tenkeyless one just to see how it performs. From what i can tell on the first sight of it, it would be strange and tiny to use both hands on the TE one when writing, so it seems. And i do have a small desk as well could use the space but i can do it without it. And indeed the numpad keys comes handy when doing calculation or writing numbers.
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  10. Leehm

    Leehm Active Member

    Trying new thing is awesome by the way.
  11. Aprazeth

    Aprazeth New Member

    The size of the regulard part is the same size; so the difference in/while typing is non-existing at all. You won't need to readjust for typing alone. For gaming - in most games you won't notice the difference between the one or the other keyboard at all. You will only notice the difference when games use the keypad, or when you are doing things that normally use the keypad (for example, using Excel/Calc etc.) The biggest advantage of a TKL/TE is the reduced size and thus more space for your mouse or other peripherals, and the reduced size/weight when transporting it around.

    That said, those are just my observations/experiences :)
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  12. Leehm

    Leehm Active Member

    IKR,that's the main reason I change to TE
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