A keyboard is a set of buttons that lets the user control the computer or enter data.
It is an essential computer component; without one most computers will not even fully start up when booted.
An upgrade should be considered if the present keyboard is uncomfortable to type with, is excessively loud, or breaks or comes apart easily.
Purchasing a new keyboard only for special features is probably not an economical upgrade.
Keyboards are available in many different styles and with many different features. Some are rounded to make typing
more comfortable, some have built-in touchpads, eraserheads, or other pointing devices,
and some have proprietary buttons for accessing certain software (these come usually
only with new PCs). There are also other layouts in addition to traditional "QWERTY"
configuration, such as the Dvorak design that places the most commonly-struck keys on
the home row.
When choosing a keyboard, be sure to put your hands on the keys and practice writing something to make sure that it feels comfortable.
You can narrow your choices by considering special features.
A new keyboard can be installed in about 20 minutes. No tools are needed.
Click here for a list of links to keyboard manufacturers.