Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Awesome keyboards are pretty much standard now a days, everyone makes them but they all seem to lack something. This Alienware Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard though does not. Mind you, I myself don’t like the Macro keys but on a short poll on our site, it seems it’s a mixed bag. While there are some that hate it, there are equally those of us that do and when you buy a keyboard, you at least look at the picture and you can tell if you are leaning towards it because of some aesthetic features or dead set against it for the same. With that, I cannot down judge against a feature that many will find beneficial, just because I personally do not like it. While I am reviewing the keyboard, I am reviewing it for you.
So let’s check out some of the Pros and Cons of this keyboard.
- Amazing price compared to other named brand options with similar features
- Braided cable
- RGB LED Backlit
- Offers 10 modes of lighting
- And tons of optional lighting options in-between
- All keys are programmable
- 5 Programmable Macro Keys
- With 3 modes, so up to 15 programmable Macro keys
- Multi-Media Keys
- Kailh Brown Switches (Now my favorite, on this keyboard at least and helps keep the price down)
- High Tactile force provides such a nice feeling
- Optional Software Install: Does not require software to utilize all of the features
- Alienware Control Center is a feature rich piece of software
- Dedicated Volume Roller is a great feature
- Zone or Standard Key grouping LED Lighting control is a nice feature
- Alien head, while not amazingly important, is nice to have as a button.
While I am a big disappointed that the Alienware Gaming Palm Rest AW168 is not included, I can see that including it would have brought up the price a bit. The wrist rest is pulled on by magnets so it’s not just a snap tight accessory. It could have been worse, they could have included a cheap rest, but that is not Alienware’s style.
I love when a keyboard brings a USB hub and/or 3.5mm headphone/Microphone jacks, but it’s actually not such a common feature and it would have brought the price up yet again. Being that Alienware is a PC company, I am not surprised they did not include support for Apple, though a bit surprised that it only supports Windows 10. While I myself use Windows 10, not everyone does so it kind of segments the market a bit but hey, maybe this is a great reason for you to upgrade to Windows 10?
While there are some Cons, I cannot justify dropping the score any for those cons and saying that, I have to give this Alienware Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard a Dragonbloggers Editor’s Choice.
Great job Alienware, but I would like to get some feedback from you guys. Do you think this deserves an Editors choice, and if not, let me know why in the comments below.
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