Keyboards without Numeric Keypad

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This page is a list of high-end keyboards without numeric keypad. They starts at $80 to $150. If you just want a cheap one for just $20 something, see: Keyboards Without Numeric Keypad, Under $30.

Cooler Master

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard SGK-4000-GKCL1-US
“Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard”. (model: SGK-4000-GKCL1-US) amazon 3608×1064

This is made by the company Cooler Master (CM), a reputable company, known in gaming communities.

Features:

Cooler Master makes several models. You pick the key switch, and there's also full-sized version. Go over amazon to check them out.

Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless Keyboards

Filco is the brand name of the Japanese company Diatec. It known among keyboard enthusiasts for its high quality keyboards.

Filco: Linear Key Action

Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless NKR Linear Action Keyboard FKBN87ML EFB2
“Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless NKR”. (FKBN87MRL/EFB2 amazon) (FKBN87ML/EFB2 amazon)

This model has key labels are printed in front of the keys. Nice touch! This way, the key labels won't wear away.

This keyboard also features true N-key rollover. (See: Keyboard Ghosting, N-key Rollover: How Many Keys Your Keyboard Can Take?)

Filco make several models, with different key touch feel.

For detail, see: Guide to Computer Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms.

Filco: Tactile/Click Key Action

Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless NKR Click Keyboard FKBN87MC/EMU2
“Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless NKR Click Keyboard” (model FKBN87MC/EMU2) amazon

Here's some other Filco keyboards:

Both the Cooler Master QuickFire and the Filco Tenkeyless has the FN key. The problem with this is that you won't be able to customize that key, because FN key is usually hard-wired and the Operating System won't see it. So, if you don't the Fn combination defined by the keyboard, it means you have a dead horse squatting in your front yard.

Matias Mini Tactile Pro

matias mini tactile pro 2
Matias Mini Tactile Pro amazon

ALPS Mechanical key switches, high quality keyboard, designed specifically for Mac. For detail, see: Keyboard: Matias Mini Tactile Pro Review.

Noppoo Choc Mini NKRO Keyboard

noppoo choc mini keyboard 78755
“Noppoo Choc Mini 84” amazon

Noppoo is a Chinese company. They have this model with switches.

It features full NKRO over USB, but only 6KRO for Mac. 〔➤ Keyboard Ghosting, N-key Rollover: How Many Keys Your Keyboard Can Take?

noppoo choc mini keyboard 20348
“Noppoo Choc Mini 84” amazon

Filco Majestouch Minila

filco majestouch minila FFKB67MEB 80966
Filco Majestouch Minila. The 6 dip-switch in the back lets you change keys. amazon

Good points:

Bad point: the right ⇧ Shift is tiny.

The keyboard includes 6 dip-switches at the back that lets you configure some keys.

Cheapos

Keyboards Without Numeric Keypad, Under $30

Alternatives

Here's some others. Some are laptop-style shallow flat keys. Some don't have dedicated function keys. If you are a programer, i do not recommend keyboard without dedicated function keys. If you type a lot, i don't recommend laptop-style shallow keys. 〔➤ How Many Keystrokes Programers Type a Day?

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