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HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 4)

By Chad Sebring on Apr 17, 2018 10:00 am CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HyperX

Inside the Alloy Elite RGB

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Our Alloy Elite ships with Cherry MX Brown switches, which we can see here after removing a few of the keycaps. We also noticed that the torsion bars are built into the keyboard, and the Alloy Elite RGB uses dummy switches to connect to them, rather than leaving the bars exposed with the need to use the tiny and easy to break clips.

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The keycaps all look great, and the black entirely envelops the top and sides of each cap. However, once flipped over, we can tell they are painted caps, where the legends are left exposed so that light can quickly pass through them.

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Choosing a random spot on the PCB, we can see not only that the PCB is black too, but that HyperX does a fair job of keeping things clean. There are the slightest remains of flux residue, but the solder points are clean, and there are no apparent defects in workmanship.

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HyperX went to NXP Semiconductors for the brains of this operation. The LPC11U35F/401 MCU is a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 processor, which is more than enough power to handle the features and data transmission.

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As we were about to power up the Alloy Elite RGB, we thought we would stop and take the time to show the extra keycaps in their proper positions. This arrangement is perfect for FPS players, and with the textured WASD keys, any gamer can find their way, even in complete darkness.

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Our last image is of the Alloy Elite RGB is all of its backlit glory; keep in mind, this is only one mode, and there are more options to be had. The booth lights do drown out the colors, but in normal use, the keyboard is quite bright and colorful. We have also added the wrist rest at this time so that you can get some perspective on what the entire package looks like.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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