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hajime

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Hello, anybody here used the Zenith Z-181 laptop? The keyboard is still the best I have ever used. Why we cannot have keyboard like that these days?
 

cmaier

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Hello, anybody here used the Zenith Z-181 laptop? The keyboard is still the best I have ever used. Why we cannot have keyboard like that these days?

That machine weighed 11 pounds, and the keyboard contributed to the weight.
 

hajime

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The sound, comfort and texture of the keys are just excellent.
 

Samuelsan2001

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The sound, comfort and texture of the keys are just excellent.

Yes but the discomfort and difficulty of carrying it around make it pointless as a portable even at the time it was pointless as it had practically no battery life and the specs were atrocious.

If you want a modern laptop with a proper keyboard then you are looking at something like this

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/gt80-2qe-titan-sli.html

It’s from 2015 but it has got dual graphics options, it weighs 10lbs and is the size of a small car and i’d Imagine the battery life is about 30 minutes but hey if you want a mechanical keyboard it’s the one for you.
 

hajime

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Yes but the discomfort and difficulty of carrying it around make it pointless as a portable even at the time it was pointless as it had practically no battery life and the specs were atrocious.

If you want a modern laptop with a proper keyboard then you are looking at something like this

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/gt80-2qe-titan-sli.html

It’s from 2015 but it has got dual graphics options, it weighs 10lbs and is the size of a small car and i’d Imagine the battery life is about 30 minutes but hey if you want a mechanical keyboard it’s the one for you.


Is there any external keyboard that feels like the one on this old Zenith laptop?
 

Samuelsan2001

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Is there any external keyboard that feels like the one on this old Zenith laptop?

Just about any mechanical keyboard will feel like that one on the zenith there are literally thousands of them. I doubt there are many wireless ones but wired it should be just like any desktop mechanical keyboard you can buy.
 
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