Keyboards & Layouts - TUXEDO Computers

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Keyboards & Layouts

Pleasant and effective typing is a decisive factor of a computer in everyday life. Therefore, a precise pressure point as well as good response behaviour is particularly important to us in all TUXEDO devices to ensure clearly defined inputs. On TUXEDO books, the keyboards can be adjusted to several brightness levels and, thanks to white LED backlighting, enable accurate input even in dark working environments. Depending on the model, the keyboards can even be customised in different colours in separate zones. Details can be found in the description of the respective model.

More features

Depending on the model, TUXEDO notebook keyboards offer more:

  • N-key rollover for any number of keys pressed simultaneously
  • Anti-ghosting to avoid unintentional, additional inputs
  • Silent Switches combine optomechanics for particularly quiet typing with an unobtrusive sound characteristic

Size and orientation

Especially for notebooks with a display size of 14 inches (approx. 36 cm) and less, the chassis is also less wide than on TUXEDO books of this size. This also has a positive effect on the space for hands and fingers when typing, because our models offer full-width keyboards. This means roughly the area of DIN A4 for your typing pleasure.

The alignment of the keyboard and touchpad to each other is certainly also partly a matter of taste. For TUXEDO books, however, our focus is clearly on ergonomics, which is why the touchpad is not exactly centred. Our experience shows that a central alignment to the space bar is very unfavourable because the user constantly moves the heel of the hand over the touchpad when typing. We prevent this by slightly offsetting the two areas as an ergonomic variant.

Our special Tux-Key

A special highlight is the little penguin Tux on the super key, instead of the usual window symbol. We also refer to it as the Tux key. After all, everyone should know that this is a TUXEDO! In addition to its pure appearance, this key also has a real function with added value: it is directly linked to the start menu of the operating system, enables the assignment of shortcuts and thus facilitates daily work.

Language layouts

Keyboard layouts for common languages are available for all TUXEDO notebooks. In addition to German and English (US), these include Swiss (DE-CH), Italian, Spanish, French and other languages. You can find these directly in the configurator for each model. Unless otherwise stated, TUXEDO always installs keyboards in the ISO standard. Other standards, such as ANSI, are available depending on the model, but are then also directly indicated as such.


You can find a preview of all language layouts here. You can see the structure of the layouts and the corresponding language standards for yourself!

Differences ISO vs. ANSI

ANSI and ISO are physical keyboard layouts, i.e. they describe the size and position of the keys regardless of the logical layout (US QWERTY, UK QWERTY, QWERTZ, etc.). The terms “ANSI” and “ISO” are also used to describe keyboards with a large Enter key. That is, an Enter key that takes up all the space occupied by both the ISO and ANSI return keys.

In addition to an extra key, the ISO layout has another basic feature: the right Alt key is replaced by the Alt Gr key, which is a typographic meta-key that accesses the third symbol across a keyboard. The use of accents in European languages means that many more symbols need to be typed than in the US, with keys having an increased symbol overload. In the UK, for example, the 4 key produces a dollar sign $ when the Shift key is held, and a euro sign € when the Alt Gr key is held.

Layouts for special requirements

As a manufacturer of customizable notebooks and PCs, it is our claim to also respond to special wishes and to implement them as far as possible.


The Dvorak keyboard layout, is an ergonomic keyboard layout developed as an alternative to the QWERTY keyboard layout. It uses a different key arrangement to allow for less fatigue and faster typing. We offer selected TUXEDO Books with Dvorak layout for English (US) and German (DE Type II).

Dvorak US Layout

Dvorak Type II DE Layout