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All the important keys are missing. >_>
     
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This is pretty much exactly what I've been looking for in a mech keyboard. I never use my arrow keys but I deal with a lot of numbers (engineering student), so I'd rather not deal with loosing my numpad. I have a feeling it's going to retail for a bit over my price range, though...redface.gif
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If you use the page up/down, home/end, del, arrow keys often then this would likely get annoying to use. This is the same layout as my Merc keyboard and I hate it lol

Have to toggle that numpad on or off all the time to use these other keys, or the numpad itself.

But if you don't need them that often, this could easily be a win for you.
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This is pretty much exactly what I've been looking for in a mech keyboard. I never use my arrow keys but I deal with a lot of numbers (engineering student), so I'd rather not deal with loosing my numpad. I have a feeling it's going to retail for a bit over my price range, though...redface.gif
Start saving now this keyboard "should" range from $100-$120
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looks sharp
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Video is up now
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Is it out yet?
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Seems like a good alternative to a regular TKL layout-wise, since it's only one column wider and has everything a TKL has plus the ability to switch to numberpad mode. Also, I like that they moved the pageup/pagedown cluster closer to the arrows, since the two are often used in combination while browsing documents. I'm not 100% convinced that there aren't even better ways to do an arrow/nav-cluster configuration with numberpad mode, but considering that there's very little downside compared to a layout that simply removes the numberpad entirely, it's at least a step in the right direction.

That said, there are a couple of reasons why I would be wary about buying it...
-Considering that it's not a super-compact keyboard, the weight of only 1.2 lbs (according to CM website) would have me concerned about its durability. For comparison, a Ducky YOTD (which has no number pad) is 2.2 lbs.
-No MX Black option. Not good for those of us for whom MX Black is the preferred switch type.
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I was able to pick one up briefly at Computex. If felt very similar to the QF Rapid to me. But that was a very brief look. If it has the same level of build that the QF has, it should be a good thing smile.gif
 
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