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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7540 reviews of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price. The design and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 836 user reviews of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (UK)Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (UK)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3506 user reviews of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and design are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for BusinessMicrosoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

For incredibly comfortable ergonomic designs, we'll take Microsoft products any day. The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000's groundbreaking design features a split keyboard layout, a 14-degree rise in the center that angles the hands, a...

Expert review by : Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

Finding the perfect keyboard can be tricky, especially if you prefer the split “ergo” design to the traditional style—as the options for the former have become increasingly limited in recent years. Fortunately, we've long been able to count on...

We miss the Natural Keyboard Pro’s integrated USB hub. But because we haven’t been able to use the unpowered hub for USB thumb drives above 512MB, its absence on the Natural 4000 isn’t devastating.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Ergonomic keyboard

 

Although you can spend much more on an ergonomic keyboard, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is less expensive and easier to use than most, with a familiar layout that's tweaked to decrease hand and wrist stress. The unique curve of the...

Comfortable, easy to use, customizable, mac compatible

No USB hub, stiff keys, some say, noisy spacebar

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Halahblue (brighthub.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 is currently Microsoft's best-selling keyboard. Having used the keyboard for one year, I will provide you with a true review of all aspects of the MS Ergonomic 4000.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Review and Prices

 

When it comes to ergonomic input devices, Microsoft has always been a reliable manufacturer. That's why the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has to live up to a lot of hype. Luckily, this curvaceous and comfortable keyboard has no problem holding its...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Clint (maximumcpu.net)

Read Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

For several years now, Microsoft has successfully established its name in the peripheral industry.  However, most of their keyboards and mice are not targeted towards gamers.  Today we will take a look at Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. ...

Front of keyboard is raised ; Comfortable ; Connect via USB

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Microsoft’s Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is an excellent keyboard for both the office and LAN party environments.  While it cannot beat the gaming keyboards in terms of features aimed towards gaming, the raised front definitely makes it more...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by (computer-reviews.net)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard

 

For those who type for hours on end or whose jobs are in front of a computer you may know what happens after hours of strain using a normal keyboard. Serious long term damage can be caused by this.

A great keyboard for those stuck to one.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Jack Reikel (kickstartnews.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is a small but interesting step forward for Microsoft. While you may be familiar with Microsoft's Natural Keyboard Elite Pro which has been around for almost seven years, the Natural Ergonomic 4000 adds a...

Aside from my key switch and programmability complaints, this is a great keyboard. The additional parentheses keys above the numeric keypad are a huge help when doing calculations. The range and number of programmable additional keys is good, with...

This keyboard would be the perfect, all around productivity keyboard if it had professional quality mechanical key switches instead of the membrane key switches found in almost every consumer keyboard on the market. The effort put into designing and...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Amber Lupala (rbmods.com)

Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard 4000

 

Introduction We checked out a mouse/keyboard kit about a week ago and today we have another keyboard from Microsoft. I have always been a fan of the natural keyboards and was sad to see when Microsoft released the less natural keyboard, but boy was I...

Nice color scheme ; Cool features ; Zoom wheel ; Padded arm rest ; Well packed

Spacebar is shaped wrong ; No Ps2 adapter

Microsoft has made some upgrades and made a decent keyboard here but the few flaws that we fond are to serious to leave unnoticed. I forgot to mention the software that is included, there you can set the zoom and what actions to do with all the extra...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Everything USB (everythingusb.com)

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

 

For touch typists only, the MS' ergonomic keyboard may seem awkward, but it looks great and has a feel to match.

Comfortable, Fully customizable, Padded leatherette wrist rest, Encourages good posture, Mac compatible

Play/Pause brings media application to foreground, No integrted USB hub

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has been expertly crafted to allow you to work in a more natural position. The new Gull Wing design features a 14-degree gable, a natural arc and a curved key bed - bringing the keys closer to your fingers to reduce reach and unnecessary motion, while encouraging a more natural typing position. It also comes equipped with an optional palm lift for a seven-degree reverse slope and a cushioned wrist rest that encourages better arm and wrist alignment.

Design

Backlight: No
Certification:FCC, CE, VCCI, WEEE, CB / FCC, GOST, VCCI, BSMI, WEEE, CB / ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FCC ID / ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FCC ID\n
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue
Country of origin:China
Ergonomic design:Y
Form Factor:Ambidextrous
Internal: No
Product color:Black, Grey
Receiver Type:Nano
Surface coloration:Monotone
Wireless receiver interface:USB / USB+PS/2

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Source:Batteries
Power source type:USB

Ergonomics

Built-in display:N
Cable Length:60.2 / 60236.2
LED Indicators: Yes
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
Wireless range:196.9
Works on any surface: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Natural

Input Device

Buttons quantity:2 / 3 / 4
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:RF Wireless
Ergonomic Design: Yes
Form Factor:External
Frequency band:2.4
Interface (DA):USB
Movement detection technology:BlueTrack / Optical
Movement Resolution:1000 / 8000
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Purpose:Office
Recommended usage:Notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical / Vertical/Horizontal
Type:Keyboard

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB / USB+PS/2
Fingerprint reader:N
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Hot keys:Y / Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:No / Scroll wheel / Zoom Slider
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:English / French / German / US English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104 / 105
Keyboard style:Curved
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:1
Multimedia keys:Y
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Mouse buttons
Programmable hot keys:Y
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Office / Universal
Scroll wheel:Y
Split keyboard:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:Y / Yes
Zoom slider:Y

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:MS Windows XP Media Center compatible
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Mouse

Mouse included:N / No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60 / -40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60 / -40 - 65

Other Features

Compatibility:PCS
Compatible operating systems:-Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Home Edition, Media Center Edition of Tablet PC Edition, Windows 2000;\n-Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3.X; / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP\nMacOS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Windows 2000 SP4\nWindows XP Professional\nWindows XP Professional x 64\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X v10.3.9 / Windows 2000, XP P, H, MC, Tablet PCE\nMac OS X 10.1.x-10.3.x (Mac OS X 10.0) / Windows 2000, XP, XP MCE / Windows 7, Vista, XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)\nMac OS X v10.4 –10.6\n / Windows 7, Vista, XP (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)\nMac OS X, v10.4x–10.5x\n / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP\nMac OSX v10.4.x-10.5.7 / Windows Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X v10.2–10.4.x / Windows XP (32/64-bit)\nWindow Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X 10.2 - 10.4 / Windows XP Pro/Home/Media Center Edition/Tablet PC Edition / Windows 2000\nMac OS X v10.1.5—10.3 / Windows XPP, HE, MCE Tablet PCE, 2000\nMac OS X 10.2 - 10.3.X (OS X 10.0 - 10.1)
Depth:3.26
Depth (imperial):3.26
Height:10.3
Height (imperial):10.3
I/O ports:USB / USB\n / USB\nPS/2
Keyboard function keys:17 / Y
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / CD-ROM drive\nUSB port / CD-ROM\nUSB / USB port\nCD-ROM / USB\nCD drive
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.3 x 3.9 x 1.5 / 2.39 x 4.02 x 1.56
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.3 x 3.9 x 1.5 / 2.39 x 4.02 x 1.56
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):0.516 x 0.72 x 0.173
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB required: Yes
Width:19.8
Width (imperial):19.8

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Number of products included:1
Receiver included: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Source:Batteries
Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Mac compatibility:N / Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 45 / 60
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium, 233 MHz / Pentium / Pentium 233 / Pentium 233 MHz
Minimum RAM:100 / 128
Mobile operating systems supported:N
Optical drive required: Yes
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Processor frequency:233
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:15 x 10.1 x 1.09 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):10.3 x 19.8 x 3.26 / 10.3 x 3.26 x 19.8 / 19.8 x 10.3 x 3.26
Keyboard Weight:2.87 / 45.9
Mouse weight:3.1 / 3.7
Receiver weight:0.529
Weight note (metric):3.1 / 3.7