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In laptop and other mobile PC designs the integrated keyboard is always a critical piece. Keyboards drive

much of the laptop size because it covers most of the system. The size cannot be reduced much without

impacting the user experience. Key size and spacing need to be sufficient for the user to type

comfortably and maintain muscle memory. The function row on the top of the keyboard, used for

function and shortcut keys, is usually smaller in vertical size because they are rarely pressed, but very

much required for quick access buttons. They can be moved to the bottom of the touch screen and

appear and function only when necessary. Tactility is not as important for function keys because they

are rarely pressed without the user looking at it. Integrated Keyboards size and weight can be reduced

by this design as well as provide unlimited customizability of the function keys.

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