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Test: Cooler Master MasterKey Pro L White Edition

After releasing new series of gaming peripherals, Cooler Master continues with an aggressive performance for the upcoming Back to School season. As always, the focus is on mice and keyboard. One of the new members of the family model Masterkeys Pro L White LED, and we believe that careful readers among you will have a very pronounced “deja vu” effect when it comes to this keyboard – rightly, we would say…

Cooler Master MasterKey Pro L White Edition

Filip Majkić

We recently noted that Cooler Master is probably the most ambitious, and certainly the most diverse competitor in the segment of mechanical keypads. The confirmation of these words comes in the form of a new model, similar to the one previously tested. Namely, we tested the Masterkeys Pro L keyboard in April, and now there is a variation on the topic. It is a White LED edition, which differs primarily because its LED is white, while the “original” could set the brightness to the desired color from the RGB spectrum.

Test: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L (Video)

Is that all the difference? Well … basically. We might seek to force some minor differences in other parameters, but the essence is what we have already stated in the first paragraph. All in all, this is true for the predecessor – it’s a superb mechanical keypad of great performance and features.

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Model in our test has brown switches, and comes with Cherry MX Brown switches. To be honest, for us, this is the least desirable option, but the good news is that this keyboard available in Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Red variants, with svičevioma who behave somewhat differently. Far from it that brown switches are missing something, but we are speculating that it will be a lot of people who still want type keys with clearer tactile feedback.

Confused about mechanical keyboards? Read all about them and find out why are they so good in our guide about mechanical keyboards!


Design

The package of this keyboard is very simple and minimalist. The box is only slightly larger than the keyboard itself, and there are all the necessary details and information that will be important when purchasing. The package includes a USB cable and a key removal tool, and a Quick Setup Booklet. The attractive design follows the new Master style and the Cooler Masters brand, and on the front are the MX Cherry buttons, which in our case were the Brown type, and the key layout (US system). The big picture keyboard with bright white backlight suggests very clearly what it is.

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The keyboard is almost identical in shape as previous test model, which was based on the earlier high quality keyboard Cooler Masters. In other words, the manufacturer has decided not to change recipe that thrives. Note that there is a “Medium” variant of the keyboard, which carries the suffix M instead of L. So what does it mean?

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While the “S” in the Cooler Master nomenclature denotes a “Tenkeyless” variant, without a keyboard without a numerical part, “M” or Medium serves as a model of a model without cursor arrows and a section with Insert, Home, Delete, End, Page Up and Down buttons, instead of the numerical keypad. An interesting solution, but everyone can choose what suits them according to size and usage.

SPECS
  • MANUFACTURER: COOLER MASTER
  • MODEL: MASTERKEYS PRO L WHITE
  • CATEGORY: GAMING
  • INTERFACE: USB
  • BACK LIGHTNING: YES
  • MASS: 1130 G
  • DIMENSIONS: 439,23 X 130,32 X 41,95MM
  • OTHER: CHERRY MX SWITCHES – BROWN, BLUE & RED
    32BIT ARM CORTEX M0 PROCESSOR
    SEPARATE CABLE
    MACRO RECORD I LIGHTING U POKRETU
    “ANTI-GHOSTING” TECH

Whatever variant you choose, the keyboard comes with laser engraved labels, which means it will be long lasting, but also that the sowing of light is even and natural, which gets special significance on this keyboard. Like other Cherry MX buttons, these have a declaration of 50 million activations. Removing and Replacing the keys quickly and efficiently, thanks to the enclosed tools is done in just a few seconds. This way you can use the keyboard and clean it more efficiently. All in all, it’s great for anyone who wants to take care of their keyboard and keep it clean.

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