When it comes to companies that in general do nothing but make exceptional products, Cherry, known mostly for their mechanical key switches, resides permanently towards the top of that list. While they have made full keyboards since 1967 their prowess has been in the manufacture of the world’s best mechanical switches. Recent times have seen the company make a push to inject themselves back into the complete keyboard market, mostly targeting business professionals. While normally ThinkComputers is all about gaming and computer hardware we couldn’t help ourselves when we saw the board that we will be taking a look at today. That deck is the MX Board Silent (G80-3000). It’s an entirely modern mechanical keyboard internally and a completely oldschool IBM esque deck on the outside. And that’s not all, while the board is fully mechanical it also claims to be fully silent thanks to Cherry’s brand new MX Silent switches. Follow along as we find out if this board can bring you back that Commodore 64 feeling while still crushing along at 75 words per minute.
- Computex 2018