01-10-2017 01:17 PM
I bought my P50 in March of 2016. I've been very happy with my purchase overall, the only disappointment has been the low key-rollover property of the built-in keyboard. I am a programmer/game developer, and it is important for me to have a keyboard that supports multiple simultaneous keystrokes. After taking ownership, I found that the keyboard drops strokes with as few as 2 keys already held down, which makes it pretty useless for gaming. I work around this by plugging in a USB keyboard when I need to test my game projects.
At the time I purchased, there was only one option for the keyboard. Today, I was browsing the Lenovo online store, and noticed that there's now an option for a backlit keyboard in addition to the standard non-backlit keyboard. Under "Help Me Decide" it says:
Lenovo has refreshed the keyset on all ThinkPad laptops, outfitting them with the ThinkPad Precision Keyboard.
This new keyset allows a more comfortable, fluid and accurate typing experience with it's slate of individually rounded, spacious, and low-set keys. The ThinkPad Precision Keyboard simultaneously delivers a modern look and feel to your ThinkPad.
*Select models are available with a backlit keyset as standard, or as an optional upgrade.
*Most 15.6" models come standard with full keyboard including dedicated number pad.
I am wondering if this refreshed keyboard means a higher rollover. I tried asking the sales support chat, but they were unable to tell me the rollover property of the current keyboard. Does anyone know?
01-10-2017 02:03 PM
I turn the AIDA64 sensor panel display on and off with three-key combinations. Experiments found that five-key combinations also work, e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Win+Alt+Z.
Not sure if that helps you. I have the backlit keyboard. My P50 was delivered in November.
01-11-2017 12:08 AM - edited 01-11-2017 12:10 AM
Sounds like your work requires a NKRO board and i'm sure my p50 backlit is not that. It is not even very good at anti-ghosting.
01-11-2017 06:56 AM
Yes, NKRO would be ideal. I think I could probably live with even 5- or 6KRO. Unfortunately, my keyboard isn't even that; when playing a game that uses the Arrow keys for controls, holding down any two of the arrow keys means that any other keys that I might need to use in the game are likely to not work. It's quite terrible, and so as a workaround I'm forced to carry a USB keyboard, which is awkward. An NKRO option for the built-in keyboard, if it were available, would be well worth paying extra for.
01-12-2017 07:39 AM