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post #11 of 40
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Filco defines "mini"

This size

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Never seen this before... looks interesting. It's not even showing up on the diatec website.
post #12 of 40
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Never seen this before... looks interesting. It's not even showing up on the diatec website.
The only nice Filco IMO.

Is not built anymore, but still available on Taobao.
post #13 of 40
Is this terminology based on physical size, or the number of keys the keyboard has?
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post #14 of 40
I assume physical size.
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post #15 of 40
This terminology is already used to describe key size/spacing on laptops and netbooks, you're just going to confuse people even more.
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post #16 of 40
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I assume physical size.
Well, to use an example from the OP, a Model M is as big if not bigger than one of those silly Logitech G-series keyboards, yet the Logitech is in a bigger size category...

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This terminology is already used to describe key size/spacing on laptops and netbooks, you're just going to confuse people even more.
Agreed. This seems to be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
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post #17 of 40
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Well, to use an example from the OP, a Model M is as big if not bigger than one of those silly Logitech G-series keyboards, yet the Logitech is in a bigger size category...
Sometime your observations are incredibly bright

Obviously for "size" is not intended the absolute area of the keyboard, but the useful area occupied by keys, so your bulky model M will be a 100% keboard exactly as a nice M2, while a full featured keyboard like the logitech wil be something like 110/115% because the additional keys.

I'm not sayng I agree or not whit this nomenclature but taken the huge bezels in account would be absolutely pointless.
post #18 of 40
I had asked whether the terminology was based on size, or the amount of keys. I was told size. Learn to read.

If it's to do with keys, then just give the key count for the keyboard. Obviously there are examples of relatively compact keyboards with large numbers of keys, and relatively large keyboards with a large number of keys. So whether based on size or keycount, this all means very little.
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post #19 of 40
My DiNovo Edge is technically a tenkeyless board, but the extra space around the frame, and the track pad easily make it as large as that filco 100% in the first pick.

My SMK-88 at home has the virtually the same keycount (minus zoom,sleep,WMC and trackpad) and takes up about half the area.
    
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post #20 of 40
I don't know, in my opinion it should be dependent on the amount of keys. There's some battleship Model F's.
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