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Lifetime of Non-Mechanical Keyboards

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#1
I use a mechanical keyboard myself, but to help me inform my clients better, am looking for info on the lifetime of non-mechanical keyboards. Clearly mechanical keyboards (seems the switches are typically rated for 20 to 50 million operations each) should outlast non-mechanical models but I don't know by how much.

This topic isn't to discuss the other advantages of mechanical keyboards, or for anecdotal experiences. Just durability/longevity comparisons, info, ratings, etc.
 
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#2
Like how bad other NON MECH KBs can be?
Just donated my third KB in the last 4 years. It was a logitech wireless KB/Mouse combo. The KB issues started after 1 year of gentle home use.
I now use mech KBs everywhere.
 

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I've owned a Das for 1 year of daily use. The action has not changed one bit.
 
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Processor AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX
Cooling Corsair H50
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
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Display(s) Acer 235 - 23"
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Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC889A - onboard
Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2
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#4
I've owned a Das for 1 year of daily use. The action has not changed one bit.
Have owned a DAS for about 1 month - seems to be getting better with every click!