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For coding and writing text I need a normal keyboard with a "normal" arrow and delete/home/end/page-down/page-up layout but I don't need the numpad at all. Without the numpad I can keep the mouse in a much more ergonomic position.

For a long time I used the Logitech Mediapad but that is discontinued since some years. enter image description here

For a couple of years I used the CM Quickfire which has perfect layout but Cherry MX switches are both too high to be ergonomic for me and also to loud for an office landscape.

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Does anyone know of a standard, office-friendly keyboard that comes without a numpad?

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The type of keyboard you are looking for is called "Ten Key Less". Or TKL in short.

Sadly, it seems like they rarely come in membrane form. I haven't seen a single one in all of newegg and amazon.

I think your best best is the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming. It has Romer-G switches, which aren't too noisy, and is in the format you want.

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If you want a more silent solution and don't mind too much the Cherry MX, there's a Red Silent version now. If you want one that looks fine in an office environment, consider this model: Durgod Taurus enter image description here

For a comparison of the level of noise of MX vs RomerG check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ys-W0cHUDs

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  • Thanks for finding these. They have the correct layout but are, however, too high for me. – Mathias Rönnlund Feb 15 at 20:50
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    I kind of understand your pain. I like my lower profiled membrane keyboard compared to the mechanical ones. But it seems like no one wants to make a low-profiled 87key/TKL keyboard. Just checked through hundreds of different keyboards with that layout: all mechanical. Even the chinese ones. – Natsu Kage Feb 15 at 21:12
  • Keep in mind that all Cherry MX switches, and most other mechanical switches, have removable keycaps with a standard peg/socket. You could search for a low profile keycap set and replace the keys on almost any TKL board. – Romen Feb 21 at 22:17

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