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Evaluation of upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard: Full appearance and full configuration

As an upstart of an established peripheral manufacturer, in the past two years, it has gained a high degree of attention from users with its different configuration keyboards designed by Guofeng. Two mechanical keyboards with Gasket structure, GM780 and GM980, are equipped with a unique design that is eye-catching. It is also equipped with a linear star switch and a paragraph Dailuo switch jointly customized with Kaihua. Jingdong pre-sale discount is 499 yuan / 599 yuan The high-hand price has attracted the attention of many users. Recently, we also received the GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard from Upstart, and then let the author bring its evaluation.


Upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard provides three color schemes: scorching sun, starry sky, and foggy mountain. The body and keycaps are in harmony with the theme of the keyboard, and users can easily distinguish them through packaging color matching and design. The overall packaging style is simple and elegant, with clear brand and model logos, and with themed background illustrations, the recognition is still very high. In terms of accessories, it provides manuals, key pullers, USB Type-C cables, five-sided sublimation-themed keycaps, and replacement shafts, which are quite rich and practical.


The upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard adopts the popular transparent shell scheme. The three different themed colors also correspond to the transparent shells of different colors. With the top decorative strip and keycap color matching, it has an excellent visual impression. The overall size of the fuselage is about: 371mm×141mm×37mm, which is relatively small in size and can save a lot of desktop space. The keyboard adopts a 75% arrangement and a 78-key layout scheme, completely deletes the F-zone keys, provides a number keypad and a sunken direction keypad, and is relatively complete in terms of input functions. It can meet the needs of users in daily use. For some players who often use the F area, it is still a little unfriendly, but fortunately, the functions of the F area can be realized through the combination of keys. The keyboard provides four status indicators, which are located between the F area and the number keypad, allowing users to easily identify the current working status of the keyboard. The body structure adopts a stepped design, and the top raised position adds a theme color decoration strip and a system switching button, which also makes the keyboard look more beautiful and coordinated, not obtrusive, but if you can add DIY elements in the later stage, it must be It will be more innovative and fun.

As a mechanical keyboard with a small size and a simplified arrangement and layout, if you want more abundant key functions, you need to realize it through combined key operations. This keyboard adopts the FN design on the right, which is easier for users to get started. With the keys of the main keypad, it can easily realize the key operation of the F area and the function key area, and also provides such as connection mode switching, lighting control, etc. Function. At the same time, the MacOS keys are also marked on the bottom row of keys. It can also be seen that this keyboard not only supports multiple systems, but also partially adapts the keys. The details are still very considerate.

The top position on the right side of the keyboard provides a USB Type-C interface, power switch, wired and wireless mode switching switch, and the orange button is the switching button for Win and MacOS operating systems. The layout of the top switch is reasonable, and the current status can be easily identified through the left and right colors of the switch, which is very convenient. The highly versatile USB Type-C interface also allows users to easily find various compatible cables to charge the keyboard, or use it in a wired state, which is very convenient.

The bottom of the keyboard is very flat. Four long rubber feet are provided at the four corners. There are two-stage support feet on both sides of the top, and a magnetic metal nameplate in the middle. The bottom shell is also made of transparent material. Through the bottom shell, we can see the thick silicone pad at the bottom. With the Gasket structure scheme, it can better eliminate knocking noise and improve the feel of knocking. The two-stage non-slip support feet can also Allow users to find a more suitable input inclination and obtain a more comfortable input experience. The magnetic metal nameplate not only improves the texture of the keyboard, but also takes into account the function of the storage compartment cover, so that users can easily store the wireless adapter and avoid losing it.


The upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard provides four types of switches, namely the star switch and Dailuo switch co-branded with Kaihua, Kaihua BOX white switch and Jiadalong G Silver Pro. The author got the star switch and The BOX white axis corresponds to the linear feel and the paragraph feel respectively. The star switch has a very high-value appearance. The transparent top cover is filled with sequins, which looks crystal clear and gorgeous. The light trigger pressure of 40g also makes the hand feel soft and smooth, stable and comfortable, and the rebound is also easy to use. It is very suitable for long-term input use. The BOX white switch has a segmented feel and "Click" percussion sound, and it also has a strong sense of rhythm under continuous percussion. With the crisp percussion sound, it is still very touching. The large key position uses a custom satellite axis, and the feel adjustment is relatively good. The shaking and abnormal noise are properly controlled, and the feel is relatively crisp and neat, which can bring users a better input experience.

Of course, the mainstream hot-swapping solution is not absent either. The holes support tripod shafts and five-pin shafts. They are almost compatible with the current mainstream MX structure shafts. Users can easily replace their favorite shafts, eliminating the need for welding. It is troublesome, but also allows users to experience the feel performance brought by a variety of different shafts on one keyboard, which improves the playability of the keyboard. The interior of the keyboard adopts a Gasket structure scheme, equipped with a metal positioning plate, and the PCB inner tank is softly supported by a silicone clip, which makes the percussion feel softer and more comfortable, and at the same time has a better performance in noise suppression, and it also has a linear shaft. Better user experience, very suitable for daily use of text input users.

The keycap part is equipped with the PBT two-color injection molded keycap of the original height. The color of the keycaps corresponds to their respective theme schemes, which is very good for improving the appearance of the keyboard. The keycap adopts a closed character scheme, with an opaque design, and the surface layer has a slightly frosted texture, which is gentle and delicate to the touch. The PBT material has better performance in wear resistance and oil resistance, avoiding problems such as blurred characters and greasy polishing of keycap characters due to long-term use, and has a good performance in terms of durability and hand comfort. . The included themed keycaps are treated with five-sided thermal sublimation process, with gorgeous colors and delicate touch. They also perform well as embellishments and can further enhance the appearance of the keyboard.

RGB backlight:

The keyboard also provides an RGB backlight with about 16.8 million colors. By combining keys, you can not only switch the lighting effect, but also adjust the lighting brightness and dynamic speed. The gameplay can still meet the needs of most users. The overall brightness of the light is not very high, and the opaque keycaps also limit the lighting performance to a certain extent, but it can still provide good lighting performance in dark environments, with a very soft visual perception. Although the transparent shell scheme is adopted, the bottom of the keyboard is completely filled with a thick sound-absorbing silicone pad, and the light can only be projected onto the desktop through the surrounding borders, which can still create a good sense of lighting atmosphere in a dark environment.

Use test:

Upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard provides three connection solutions: wired, 2.4Ghz wireless and Bluetooth. Bluetooth supports up to 3 connected devices and supports seamless switching between devices. The user experience is still very good. All three modes support the full-key no-reverse solution, which can avoid operation errors or interference caused by key interference, and is more handy to deal with various usage scenarios. In terms of device compatibility, it supports mainstream Windows/Mac OS/IOS/Android operating platforms and devices, and has adapted key positions for Mac OS to make it easier for users to get started, and is very friendly to multi-device users.

The keyboard uses a built-in lithium battery solution. The 3000mAh lithium battery can provide a battery life of 100 hours in the dark state, and the maximum brightness of the light also has a battery life of about 10 hours, which is enough for daily use. With the highly convenient USB Type-C interface and the solution of charging and using at the same time, users do not need to worry about the lack of power affecting their daily use. The rich combination key functions can also meet the daily needs of most users, and can make up for the missing F area and function area keys. At the same time, it can also quickly adjust the lighting, and you can get a good input experience with a little adaptation.


Upstart GM780 three-mode mechanical keyboard, as the latest single product under Upstart, adopts the so-called "small 98" 75 configuration scheme, without the F-zone keys, smaller in size and lower space occupation. The exterior design of the transparent shell and stepped structure also has an excellent appearance. The Gasket structure is matched with rich internal filling and the starry sky switch and Dailuo switch that cooperated with Kaihua can also bring users an excellent input experience and light hand feeling. Comfortable, the percussion sound is soft and pleasant, which can bring users a double enjoyment in terms of hand feeling and hearing. At present, this keyboard has been officially released. The official price starts at 529 yuan, which coincides with the 618 promotion. Users who like it may wish to pay attention.

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