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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English

Average customer rating:
3.857 out of 5
3.9
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5 of 7(71%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
Review 1 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Frisco

No real middle mouse button

Date:June 24, 2014
"I'm an X windows user, and make extensive use of the middle mouse button with the trackpoint. I've used many Lenovo laptops and keyboards and until now loved them all because they had a three button mouse built right into the keyboard.
Unfortunately, the middle mouse button on this keyboard is not really a middle mouse button, because it doesn't allow you to drag. The minute you drag, the mouse button is reported as released and instead up and down movement gets reported as scroll wheel events. Worse, I can't even get the horizontal scroll wheel to work, because it seems to get reported as a completely different class of usb hid event.
What's so frustrating about this is that it's trivial to configure the X server to emulate a scroll wheel given a third mouse button, but almost impossible to do the converse. Why did Lenovo do this do the keyboard instead of just having the driver software or configuration handle scrollwheel emulation for people who want it?"
Review 2 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
TomCat

great keyboard

Date:May 21, 2014
"it is same as Thinkpad laptop's keyboard. it is wonderful."
Review 3 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
zimon

The older model of ThinkPadt USB Keyboard better

Date:April 30, 2014
"The older model with bigger palm rest and separate volume keys was much better. Please bring it back.
The new model can be usefull also if one wants really small, but still full size ergnomical kayboard. But the older model was even more ergonomical."
Review 4 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Paul

Great for travel but also wrist / shoulder relief

Date:April 15, 2014
"This is a really great keyboard. The form and size allows for travel but I've got these for my desktop machines at home and work. The low profile helps with wrist strain and the compact size allows the mouse to be closer and your shoulder positions to be more neutral which is really nice. You can SWITCH the Ctrl and Fn key functions if you like. It's in the manual. That said, I haven't switched it and I use the Ctrl key extensively without issue. Also, I keep the F# keys active instead of the multimedia keys."
Review 5 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
MichaelB

Fn key is where the Ctrl key should be!

Date:April 1, 2014
"I really tried to like this keyboard. It has so much about it that is GREAT. However, after 2 months of trying to get used to it, I just couldn’t: the Fn key is where the Ctrl key should be! I use the Ctrl key A LOT (e.g., copy/paste and a zillion other important keyboard shortcuts). I need to be able to reliably hit it without looking for it. This is no longer possible as it is not in the most logical place: the bottom left corner. I am therefore going to have to sell my brand new keyboard on eBay because I simply cannot get used to this.
I therefore advise everyone to think long and hard about where they need their Ctrl key to be, as it is not in the right place on this keyboard.
Michael"
Review 6 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
x200user
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Great portable keyboard

Date:November 26, 2013
"I needed a portable keyboard that I can take with me for work and since I love my personal x200 keyboard I figured that this new compact USB keyboard would be a great place to start.
The keyboard worked fine in plug and play mode but installing the Lenovo driver allows changes to the TrackPoint speed which was a nice improvement for my setup.
I took off one star for the design since I still prefer the old style keys but overall no one else comes close for laptop keyboards."
Review 7 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Kevin
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional

Good Keyboard

Date:November 21, 2013
Pros: Build Quality
"I purchased this keyboard after using the X120e laptop by Lenovo. The tactile response and key layout is by far the best I have ever used. I only have one gripe about the keyboard. I wish there were function controls for pause/play, and fast forward. The x120e has these options and I really notice their absence. I would have easily given up the alt-tab shortcut, windows "Find" and whatever function is added to F12 (doesn't do anything on Windows 7 Pro that I can tell). Lastly, I felt the price point was a little high but for Lenovo quality and the specific design I was looking for I was willing to pay for it."
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