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post #1111 of 14567 Old 12-18-2009, 12:48 PM
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Dell AT101W ordered from ebay for $9.99 + $12.xx shipped, I hope I am not disappointed.
Just be warned, the Dell is not considered to be among the nicer mechanical keyboards. If you really like it, that's great. If you don't, please don't think that all mechanical keyboards are like it. They aren't.


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Just be warned, the Dell is not considered to be among the nicer mechanical keyboards. If you really like it, that's great. If you don't, please don't think that all mechanical keyboards are like it. They aren't.
Do you mean just build quality or comfort as well? This is not a good sign...
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Do you mean just build quality or comfort as well? This is not a good sign...
Keyboards are a very personal thing, so I can't say how much you will or won't like it. That said, I find the Dell to be a fatiguing mechanical keyboard. Some people really like it.

The keycaps may be a little thin, but quality on the Dell really isn't an issue.

It is among the cheapest mechanical keyboards, so if you like it, consider it as a bunch of money saved. And if you don't like it, $20 isn't that bad for a normal keyboard, let alone a mechanical one.


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he is right keyboards are very subjective. I didn't find the Dell AT101W to be tiring at all I found the Black Alps to feel lighter than Buckling Springs but they require the same amount of force so maybe it's psychosomatic and no i'm not talking about the AT101

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Well thats what I had in mind, to build a 'sleeper' keyboard.

Keep it looking stock, but add a USB hub in the back (PS2 connection + USB) and perhaps backlighting around the keys for the geek factor.
You could also get custom keys made from signature plastics (or like 20 other places) so you can have the letters light up. It's pretty expensive though.

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Do you mean just build quality or comfort as well? This is not a good sign...
Just think of it as an indicator of the difference between mechanical and rubber. It will have a higher build quality, and it won't have the squishy feel of rubber. And if you can take it and itemize exactly what you do and don't like about it, it becomes a gazillion times easier to point you to a keyboard that you will enjoy for sure.

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So I'm finally ordering my Filco tonight, Cherry Blues, but no NKRO as I don't game enough to utilize it, nor do I when I do game. So I grabbed the lavender WASD keycaps and the Italian Red option for the board, but I'm not sure how it will look. I'll post pics when I get it!

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So I'm finally ordering my Filco tonight, Cherry Blues, but no NKRO as I don't game enough to utilize it, nor do I when I do game. So I grabbed the lavender WASD keycaps and the Italian Red option for the board, but I'm not sure how it will look. I'll post pics when I get it!
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Hopefully Wednesday I'll have it. I'm truly grateful because I am really getting tired of this rubber dome guy that I'm using. It serves its purpose pretty well, but my fingers are just aching after a good type, which happens often with the amount of labs and projects that i have to do.

Cherry Blues, A red chassis, Red ESC key and blue WASD cluster. It's going to be great, plus I plan to switch out the LEDs for Red ones, just to match the rest of the build.

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w00t! I'm getting a Deck keyboard for christmas! Red LED backlit with Cherry MX Blacks. This will be my first mechanical keyboard!

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w00t! I'm getting a Deck keyboard for christmas! Red LED backlit with Cherry MX Blacks. This will be my first mechanical keyboard!
I almost got one of those, but I'm happy I opted for a tactile version instead. Still, it would have been nice to get red backlights, although the whites are nice if only because almost nobody uses them.

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