How quickly can the computer check me?
September 8, 2006 6:29 PM Subscribe
How fast can a computer check to see if a key has bee pressed?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to computers & internet (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Curious: Say I got a mac mini 1.4ghz and I type at 30 words a minute. How often can the computer check to see if a key has been pressed in between typing, any two letters as I typed this sentence.
Would it matter if it was a simple application or something coded into the OS (i.e. would one be faster than the other?) Would this constant checking slow down the computer? Would getting a faster computer enable the it to check faster and/or better?