Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

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Which is better?

L420 Keyboard
1
25%
xx30 Keyboard
3
75%
 
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Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:01 pm

The L420 and xx30 both share the same keyboard layout except one is backlit chicklet and one is the old style full key. Which do you prefer? I'm probably leaning towards xx30, but I haven't personally felt the L420 keyboard.
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Re: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

#2 Post by Ibthink » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:08 pm

I would say its mostly a tie, but the T430 keyboard has backlit which gives it a slight edge for me at least.

The L420 keyboard is just like the T420 keyboard in quality, only 6 row instead of 7.
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Re: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

#3 Post by dr_st » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:32 am

The island keyboard is typically sturdier and flexes less + can be backlit. However, it is less resistant to dirt and grime infiltrating the mechanism.
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Re: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:00 am

L420 has integrated numpad, index key, and more Fn combinations so it's a more functional keyboard. It even has browser keys as Fn combos for Fn+PgUp and Fn+PgDn, however this is entirely a gimmick because Alt+Arrows do the exact same thing!!
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Re: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

#5 Post by TheAuldMan76 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:21 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:00 am
L420 has integrated numpad, index key, and more Fn combinations so it's a more functional keyboard. It even has browser keys as Fn combos for Fn+PgUp and Fn+PgDn, however this is entirely a gimmick because Alt+Arrows do the exact same thing!!
+1 - Absolutely hate the chiclet style keyboards and I'm sticking with the good old reliable 7 row keyboards. :-)
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