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I need a new keyboard because I broke the space bar on my 10 year old HP one. I do play games, but a cheap keyboard is no issue at all, as long as there is no delay and doesn't have errors. I would prefer the normal design, and not be to wireless, due to those having delays. I would also prefer for it to be slightly quiet when pressing down the buttons. My price range would be... under $25
    
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I have this keyboard and you can't go wrong for the money. Read the reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201038
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I have this keyboard and you can't go wrong for the money. Read the reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201038
hmm... That's about $28 CAD. Is there anything else cheaper than I can get?
    
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post #4 of 22
just go to any store and find the chepeast keyboard there...
probably $5 or less

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hmm... That's about $28 CAD. Is there anything else cheaper than I can get?
its worth the extra few dollars, I've got that keyboard and I love it
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its worth the extra few dollars, I've got that keyboard and I love it
hmm.... About to pull the trigger when.... I found out that it was a ps/2 connector. What's the difference between those and USBs?
    
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hmm.... About to pull the trigger when.... I found out that it was a ps/2 connector. What's the difference between those and USBs?
PS/2 is [almost always] better than USB.

most of the time it won't make a difference, but on keyboards that support PS/2 all key ghosting is eliminated.
    
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PS/2 is [almost always] better than USB.

most of the time it won't make a difference, but on keyboards that support PS/2 all key ghosting is eliminated.
key ghosting? My 'old new' Acer USB keyboard sometimes acts as if the alt key is always pressed down, even when its not, is that what it is?
    
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key ghosting? My 'old new' Acer USB keyboard sometimes acts as if the alt key is always pressed down, even when its not, is that what it is?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollove...g_and_ghosting

Most keyboards have a limit of the number of keys you can press at once.

PS/2 eliminates this. [or at least it does in almost every gaming keyboard I've ever seen]
    
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollove...g_and_ghosting

Most keyboards have a limit of the number of keys you can press at once.

PS/2 eliminates this. [or at least it does in almost every gaming keyboard I've ever seen]
thanks! +1 time to buy this keyboard
    
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