Best keyboard? II+ IIe or Platinum?

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Best keyboard? II+ IIe or Platinum?

Which is considered to have the best keyboard for typing many hours from these 3?  II+/Europlus the IIe, or the IIe Platinum?

 

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Platinum is nice

The Platinum IIe does have a nice keyboard. My formal typing instruction was on that model and I could easily do 105 wpm.

If you're asking about the switch mechanisms, there were several different types used in each model depending on manufacturing region. So, the exact feel may differ from one exemplar to another.

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robespierre wrote:The
robespierre wrote:

The Platinum IIe does have a nice keyboard. My formal typing instruction was on that model and I could easily do 105 wpm.

If you're asking about the switch mechanisms, there were several different types used in each model depending on manufacturing region. So, the exact feel may differ from one exemplar to another.

 

None of the above.

The best keyboard I've used is the early IIe keyboard.  The one with the cream coloured narrow long shaft key switches.  It was common on un-enhanced IIes and early enhanced models.  It's also common on non RFI Apple II+ machines, but they have a completely different feel, no doubt because they have either a different baseplate, different springs or different steel frame.

 

I am not a big fan of the platinum keyboard for long term typing.

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baldrick wrote:robespierre

 

I 2nd that opinion and personal experience. 

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Thanks for the replies.

Thanks for the replies.

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Back in the 1980s there was a

Back in the 1980s there was a lady who held the world record for fastest typing.  She used a //c.

 

For many hours of typing the problem with all the traditional Apple ][, ][+ & //e models is the height of the keyboard for a lot of people.  A IIgs with its detached keyboard or a /// or ///+ with the lower keyboard height could be worth considering.  All that said...  a lot of it comes down to personal preference.

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softwarejanitor wrote:Back in
softwarejanitor wrote:

Back in the 1980s there was a lady who held the world record for fastest typing.  She used a //c.

 

Yes she did.  But not with the usual QWERTY keyboard layout.

She changed the keyboard layout to DVORAK using the keyboard switch on the IIc.

Which changes it to this:

 

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