Has the "slow key release design problem" been fixed in the T410/T510/W510 series "new" thinkpad keyboard yet?
Has it been acknowledged by lenovo?
I'd really like to buy a W510, but I know that it uses the new keyboard design and the USB version of that keyboard I have is broken and unusable for me as a fast typist.
I have been using thinkpad keyboards exclusively for years. On my desktops, I use the USB Travel Keyboard with Ultranav, and my currently laptops are a W500 and an X61 Tablet. Note that all of these are the classic Thinkpad keyboard before the 2009 redesign that made it into the T410 and T510.
The "new" thinkpad keyboard is distinguished by a taller ESC key and function keys aligned with number keys (i.e. F1 aligned with 1) instead of the old one where function keys are shifted one to the left (F2 aligned with 1).
Unfortunately, the "new" keyboard has a serious design flaw where slow physical key release rate causes trouble for fast typists (60wpm+). I can't use them at all, as I experience constant multi-shifting (where more than one character of a word is capitalized), and jumbled or lost keys (because the keyboard considers both keys pressed at the same time and confuses the keystrokes). You can read about these complaints here and elsewhere..viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84513http://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-USB-Keyb ... r-mr-title