Alienware - Pro AW768 Wired Gaming Mechanical Brown Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black, silver

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Navigate virtual realms with this Alienware gaming keyboard. Ambient backlighting makes all-night gaming less of a strain on your eyes, and adjustable legs keep your wrists at an ideal elevation. This Alienware gaming keyboard has a 50 million cycle life on every key for countless hours of game play.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Alienware Pro AW768 Wired Gaming Mechanical Brown Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 47)

Features


Zone-based AlienFX RGB backlight

Adds an unearthly glow to your keys. AlienFX is designed to bring you closer to the worlds you play in with dynamic lighting effects.

Anti-ghosting and N-Key Rollover functionality

Keep your inputs accurate.

111 keys

Offer a comfortable typing experience.

Keyboard controls

Include keys for volume, mute, play/pause, stop, backward, skip backward and skip forward.

Brown mechanical switches

Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.

Integrated numeric keypad

Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.

USB interface

Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.

6' cable

Allows you to type at a comfortable distance.

PC compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Wanted to like it but not compatibleEmilio
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Styling with Excellent Switch Feedback

    Posted
    BestBuyNinja
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was blown away when I saw this keyboard in person! The styling, the perfect tactile mechanical keyboard with quiet switches, and the bright lighting in all the right places was far superior to the loud and dimmer Razer keyboard I currently had. While I loved the Razer Blackwidow keyboard feel, the software was the dealbreaker, and the noise of the clicky switches was a bit too loud for everyone else in the household. CLICK CLICK CLICK over and over could be heard throughout the house when slaying an army of orcs. And I had to use it without the Chroma and other customizable features, as the Synapse software kept disconnecting my keyboard and mouse randomly when installed, and customer service was far from helpful over weeks of troubleshooting. Enter Alienware Pro. This beautiful piece of hardware seemed to be the answer to all of my woes. While not perfect, I'll break down the pros and cons from my point of view to see if it's worth it for you. Pros: - The styling is beautiful, it is heavy and durable, and the design is well thought out and the LEDs are not only brighter, but the lettering of the keys was much easier to see than on my Razer. The Blackwidow Chroma, while more muted, did have the edge when it came to the smoothless of the spectrum cycling. The change of colors across the keyboard was much smoother than on the Alienware, which seemed a bit stuttered. Not a dealbreaker, but hoping Alienware matures this in it in future products. - The switches are AMAZING! It took me a while to get used to the less noisy switches, after using Razer for so long, but after a few hours of use, man I love these switches! Hats off here. Cons: - The Alienware software was odd, in that it didn't seamlessly integrate with the existing Alienware Command Center and lighting tools that are used in the laptop AlienFX. While the software was not as feature filled as the Razer, it did work and didn't cause any issues with my hardware, which plagued me on my Razer gear on all my systems. Again, if Alienware can integrate the software better, this will be a 5 star product. - No TenKeyLess design. For you this may not be a dealbreaker, but this was an issue for me. I consistently bump my mouse hand against the side of the keyboard when gaming on full keyboards, and this Alienware is extra large as it is full keyboard, PLUS it has the extra set of macro keys added. I love the macro keys, but in addition to the keypad, makes this a behemoth of a keyboard. If it had the macro keys and lost the keypad... this keyboard would be pretty much perfect. Conclusion: Excellent and solidly built keyboard, sexy design, with macro keys, volume roller, and a bunch of extra features. So close to perfection. If this is too large for you, I found the Logitech Pro is an excellent TKL design, while not as sexy, the software is solid and offers a much reduced footprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Real Gaming Keyboard for Real Serious Gamers!

    Posted
    DrHedrick
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Alienware - Pro Gaming Keyboard USB - Black, silver was something I have looked at as a possible keyboard in my consideration for a serious gaming keyboard for my new gaming system. I have done a bit of research on exactly which keyboard would offer the most features I would want and use while offering the best tactile/mechanical switch experience possible. Since the mechanical switch keyboards are totally based on personal preference, I know there are many opinions on which is best, however, I have found the I personally love the feel of the Brown switches and was excited to discover that this keyboard was a Brown Switch. PROS - Totally customizable for your unique needs both for physical keys and lighting - Easy setup, just plug and play if you wish - I loved the scrolling sound control roller on the keyboard, one of my favorite features - Alienware software is easy to use to help make the changes you want to your customizable keyboard - The Brown Switches respond perfectly and reduce the strain on the wrists and figures from pounding the keys for quick reaction - This thing just looks awesome in the dark! CONS - I haven't found any yet! I really love this keyboard and can't imagine going back to a regular keyboard after using this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    Posted
    ChaosForged
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been a fan of Alienware products for a number of years, I have had a couple of their machines in that time and have been very happy. However I have never liked their peripherals, from the Roccat series to their own TactX I have never felt there was much quality behind them. So let me tell you how surprised I was to find that Alienware/Dell had gone out and created a line of professional level gaming accessories. I had just purchased an Alienware Aurora R6 [1080 Version] and a 15.6 Alienware R4 Laptop [1070 Version] and decided that I would take a flyer on the higher end keyboard and mouse [that review will come later] Simply put its a beautitfully built piece of kit, well thought out, I guess I could say I wish there was per key lighting, but that is so not even remotely a major issue. It types and plays well, has a lovely weight on my desk and just fits in seemlessly with my other equipment, pick it up, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    Posted
    laserw
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is one amazing keyboard. It features TRUE BACKLIT keys - not just surrounding areas - it looks amazing in the darkness where you can read every key clearly. Groups of keys are configurable with different colors thanks to the Alienware software. This key is a true keyboard - not some niblet imitation keys with no tactile travel to them; this reminds me of those classic IBM keyboards from the early 1980's where there is weight and travel to the keys - this keyboard is well made and has real weight to it - it feels solid. Keyboard case also features alienware lighting on the sides and in the front to add more character to it. If you like the feel of a classic keyboard and don't mind that it does make sounds when you press keys (mechanical sounds), then this is one serious board.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with room to improve

    Posted
    EZGamer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Overall I'm pretty pleased. It's a nice, solid keyboard with ample lighting and multiple leg settings. I haven't really learned the macro stuff yet, but it's got that option as well. Keys feel good and are laid out nicely. To top it all off, it's customizable through a separate Alienware app you can download. As for drawbacks, there's just the one option for keys -non clicky :(- the keys sometime have this metallic ring, the macro row doesn't work with the color change setting, and, for the cost, they should include a longer version of the palmrest, instead of selling a short one separately. Ultimately, it's still a pretty awesome keyboard, especially if you're looking to complete your Alienware setup. Now, if they could just make a great headset...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It's shiny and that's about it.

    Posted
    MikeW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a good looking keyboard with a decent layout and quality materials. If all you want are aesthetics by all means have at it. Some of the biggest features are a bit of a let down. Yes the custom lighting sounds neat but you are restricted to "zones" rather than individual key controls. The gaming software works with far fewer titles than other major brands even though it seems to be made by a leading brand the support is just not there. Additionally paying about a 20% premium for less just to have a "matching" accessory that loses 50% of the functionality is just silly. Lastly I went through 2 of these, performed the recommended firmware update and bricked them both.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

    Posted
    icwhatudidthere
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As others have said, I wasn't sure if I'd like the MX Browns since I'm used to MX Blues but it turns out these are great. I'm actually finding myself typing surprisingly faster with these compared to my old Code keyboard. My only complaint is the lighting. At high intensities, I can see the flicker in the LED and haven't seen that before on any other backlit keyboard. But when you turn down the brightness, you can no longer see the ambient lighting around the edges of the keyboard. That's the other complaint, there's seemingly no way to decouple the two. Otherwise, good keyboard, great feel, decent software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard that simply works

    Posted
    Sweezy747
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I chose this keyboard to go along with my purchase of an Alienware R7 desktop computer. The keyboard has a nice clicky feel to it. If you want a silent keyboard, this is not for you. However, it is responsive and tactile and good for typing and game play. If I had one complaint it would be the software that accompanies the keyboard. Even after updating all my software and hardware, I still have issues with the software changing my layout of the keyboard when it comes to key color. Overall this is a solid choice for anyone looking for a clicky and responsive keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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