Wow, seems like a very shitty laptop then… I’ve never heard of anything similar… I’ve seen laptops with broken keyboards, but they were all over 5 years old or like really abused. With such abuse, the alacantra or whatever, even the plastic housing, will wear out soon too.
Also, mechanical does not automatically mean good. If you mean something like Cherry, then yes, they’re durable etc. but since we’re talking about a very slim keyboard, do you have any specific type of switch in mind? And do you have any data to back up your claim that that specific switch is more durable than scissor switches?
First of all, I’m not opposed to anything that improves the experience without being prohibitively expensive. So it depends on two factors:
- the price
- and if it’s actually better than what we have now.
So until now I was just explaining why IMO (and experience) the lifetime is not an issue. Being overall a better experience is a whole other reason to have it or not. But for that to stand, we need to find a specific switch that is proven to be better than standard scissor switches. Just dropping in anything that has “MECHANICAL” written on it won’t improve anything. It needs to be actually better. And what if I told you that going with expensive, good quality scissor switches results in a much better experience than the best mechanical switches available for this thickness, while still being cheaper? Of course I’m making this up for now, but we need actual examples with real data (reviews, technical characteristics, etc.) to prove it right or wrong.
Edit: I went back to your previous comment and saw you were suggesting Kailh switches. So we have something to look into… With my previous comments, I was just replying to the part where you said they would have longer life time. You hadn’t given any other reasons to use those switches, so I assumed this was the only reason you wanted them. In my second comment I just explained the purpose of my first comment, because it seemed to me that you didn’t understand it at first. It wasn’t meant to “oppose” anything.
Sorry, I sometimes get lost in conversations…