My usual reviews for keyboards consist of mechanical keyboard with some loud switches, but today’s review is a little different. Today’s review is on the Alienware Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard AW768 with Kailh brown switches, so they are quiet but they feel so nice. The keyboard is nice, but a few things bug me and you can be sure we will go over them here.
Before I go ahead and ruin it, let’s go over the features and specs on this keyboard.
Features and Specifications
- 111 Keys
- Multimedia Keys
- Dedicated Volume Roller
- Kailh Brown Switches
- 50 million Click Key lifespan
- Anti-Ghosting / Full N-Key Roll over
- 1000Hz Polling Rate
- All Keys are programmable
- 15 Programmable Macro Key functions
- On-the-Fly recording
- 256KB Onboard memory
- 45G Actuation Force
- 60g Tactile Force
- 2mm Actuation Distance
- 4mm Total Travel Distance
- -5ms bounce time
- 8Million RGB lighting ambient color options
- 13 Zone based AlienFX RGB backlit
- 3 Adjustable leg angles
- Nylon Braided Cable
- 6 Foot USB Cable
- Optional Magnetic Palm rest… Sold Separately
OK, now that we have gone through that exhausting list, let’s check out an unboxing.
Not much in the box, but let’s go over what was inside.
We start with the Quick Start Guide.
Alienware is not kidding when they say quick start guide, it’s a pamphlet that you unfold.
The main part of the fold out, that has anything of relevance is shown here. Shows you how to connect the keyboard to your USB port and where to download the drivers.
Also included is the Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information document. It is a very long document in different languages.
Starting from the USB portion, we have the standard USB port.
Going up from the USB connector, we find the 6 Foot Nylon braided cable. A very nice tight braid.
Ending up at the keyboard itself.
In this next chapter, we will get up and close with the keyboard.
Continue: The Keyboard
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware’s acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.