I can type at least 400 characters a minute, how fast can you type?

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  1. lydocia profile image83
    lydociaposted 11 years ago

    I can type at least 400 characters a minute, how fast can you type?

    Or better, do you know about any records in typing? I can manage, on average 400 to 450, but at better moments I have recorded 600 hits a minute as well.

  2. point2make profile image61
    point2makeposted 11 years ago

    I can type 60 words a minute, with few mistakes, using both hands and not looking at the keyboard. If I ignored the errors I could probably push 70-75 wpm.  I am not sure how many "characters" that would be. I believe the record for typing speed is about 100 words a minute....at least that is what the record use to be. I use to think I was pretty fast on the keyboard but.......maybe I'm not as fast as I thought I was.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 11 years ago

    I type 90 words per minute on average, faster if I know the subject material well. College students I know can type 120 words a minute without a problem and few or no mistakes.

    Wow, I remember older people talking about characters per minute in data entry and keypunch jobs, though!

  4. wychic profile image84
    wychicposted 11 years ago

    I'm not sure about characters, but with QWERTY I do 90wpm, around 150wpm with Dvorak, 99.9% accuracy (point2make, I'm going to guess that record was before Dvorak, since most people I know who use it do at least 100wpm without much strain). I know they base that on average word length, but I'm not sure how many characters are in the average word. This would be why I moonlight as a transcriptionist when my creative brain is smoking from too much writing -- of course, since then I've also discovered voice recognition software, so my transcripts fly together at about 300wpm.

  5. supplies expert profile image61
    supplies expertposted 11 years ago

    I can do about 110 to 130 wpm depending on the subject matter. I remember in middle school we would have races on this one computer program to see who could write the most words correctly and I was doing about 75 to 85 wpm.

  6. halenzhau profile image59
    halenzhauposted 11 years ago

    I can type 200 words a minute, using both hands and not looking at the keyboard.


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