Three years after the introduction of the MX low profile switches, the German company Cherry surpassed it again. She designed the mechanics MX Ultra Low Profile, It is very thin and can make laptops less than 20mm thick, which is an unbeatable target.
The original MX original switches were 18.5mm high, the slim version was 11.9mm high and the newer 3.5mm. However, it has a completely different construction. The classic shaft is missing, and the mechanics are similar to Apple’s criticized butterfly switches. However, the moving parts of the cherry are made of steel, and the resistance of the wings is ensured by a spring, not a diaphragm. The fact that these are the first cherry switches that can be integrated directly into the motherboard also helps with the lower profile.
MX Ultra Low Profiles Touch With Loud Clicks (Listen). The total path is only 1.8 mm and the starting point is 0.8 mm. 65 g resistance is sufficient for complete switching. Only 15 million presses report that the resistance is smaller than that of a large mechanic. The center of the switch is generated, so it emits diode light.
The first manufacturer to install new switches Alienware, Dell’s gaming division. It is used in newer gaming notebooks such as the m15 R4 and m17 R4. The smaller model with LCD measures only 17.8 to 19.9 mm at the waist, while the LED version has a fossil thickness. We do not yet know whether to view the MX Ultra Low profile with other brands or desktop keyboards.
Last year was the lightest laptop with a mechanical keyboard Gigabyte Oras 15G, Which was 25 mm high. He used switches Of the Japanese Omron, Total 2.5 mm path, 1.6 mm activation point and 70 g resistance. You can also handle 15 million presses.