I personally prefer a keyboard without the numerical keypad, often called tenkeyless, because I value ergonomics and desk space over the occasional number input. The numeric keypad is useless in a coding keyboard, and forces the hand to shift right too much to reach the mouse, stressing the arm… or, to not stress the arm, it forces the hands on the keyboard to be out of alignment.

I currently use the following two keyboards, one at home and the other at work:

If you think you really need a numerical keypad because it speeds up your work (for example if you are a data entry clerk or an accountant then you probably need to enter lots of numbers on a daily basis) you might consider buying an external keypad, or buy a keyboard with a keypad located on the left-hand side.

Mechanical keyboards

Touch typing

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