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    I have a Type cover and been using it a few days, I really like it, I'm not a fast typist but get on with it very well. As far as scratching the screen, it is Gorilla Glass so should be OK. However call me paranoid but I have put a screen protector on it anyway (got a Galaxy Nexus when they launched and it scratched within a week so a little over protective now)

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    I can only talk about it from my demo experience as I have not purchased one yet, but in my time at the MS store the other night I really liked the touch keyboard. I was expecting to really dislike it and believed I would prefer the type keyboard, but I was wrong. The touch keyboard worked great, very responsible and accurate, could type at nearly full speed. When I do get mine, it will be with the touch keyboard.

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    I have the touch cover that came with my 64GB surface. It works well but I can't get used to typing on it. I was working in excel for a couple of hours and it definitely made me want the type cover. My mother upgraded to the type cover and it works awesome. I borrowed it for the night and it is way easier to type on. Also didn't see any problems with it scratching the screen. The touch cover I have does leave those annoying dust squares all over everything though.

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    Type cover for the win! Its almost as good as having a real keyboard and I found it 1000x better than the touch keyboard. I can touch type with it no problem, and it has a very useful trackpad. Highly recommend it.

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    I played with both at the MS store, ended up getting the type cover. There is a lot of feedback, considering the super thin profile of the keyboard. Very impressed.

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    I tried both at a Microsoft Store in DC, and have to say that although the Type Cover was more accurate, in just a few minutes I started to like the Touch Cover. If you view the cover as primarily that, a screen cover, with the added ability to type in a pinch, I'd prefer the Touch Cover by a mile for its thinness and lightness. Besides, when at my desk, I fully intend to use a real keyboard and mouse with the Surface Pro as a full desktop replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    I wonder if the type cover's keys would eventually scratch the glass?
    I don't reckon they will, well I have one myself and its brilliant.

    But back to your point, the keys don't move when its actually touching the screen, so scratching it would be hard, especially considering they are not even sharp in any ways

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    a problem with the type cover however - what if the keys fell off? I don't want to check if they click back in or not. And also if they fully snapped it would be hard to get a single replacement key

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    I used both at an MS store as well, the type cover did seem almost like a regular keyboard, I could type just as fast as I normally do. The touch cover took a little time to get used to but I think after some time I could type just as fast as the type cover. I would like to carry around both for a week and see what how they felt. Without the ability to do that, I would get the touch cover. Durability is also a good point, the touch cover seems stronger...

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    I have tried both out, and even though the touch one is very nice and responsive, I greatly prefer the type cover. I haven't gotten a surface yet, as I am just going to get the Pro and a type cover.
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