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How much do you want to spend? What do you need your instrument for?
The benefit with the furniture digitals is that they often have a good built in speaker system and provide a sturdy frame for heavier playing however you can achieve this with a variety of other stands suited for portable keyboards.
In Roland, you may want to look into a FP-7 or one of their HP digital ranges (unfortunately I have very little contact with the Roland furniture pianos because I favour the Yamaha piano sound). In Yamaha, consider looking into the P-155, P-95 for portable instruments, the Arius range or even the CLP range from Clavinova - the latter is much more expensive than the others but I would recommend you hunt these ranges down to try them for yourself. You may well appreciate the sturdiness of a furniture grand over the portable models.
Tbh, that's what I've felt the lack of in my current keyboard, the keys. I first learnt on an acoustic then had to give up due to moving about too much (and having to leave the piano behind). Now that I'm learning again, I enjoy the flexibility of a digital - also the space factor in my current flat and the fact that I can practice at any time of the day with headphones. But I do miss the keys from my old acoustic, so I'm going to take the plunge and upgrade relatively soonish.
I've done a lot of research and for my budget and the features I want, the DGX 640 seems to be the best deal.
Also, yamaha seemed to have nailed a decent piano sound a bit more than their competetors unless you want to get really expensive so, unless my further researches come up with something better for my budget, it's a foregone conclusion that this summer will see a Yamaha DGX 640 take up residence.
As they say, watch this space....