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Razer Blackwidow vs. Das Model S professional

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Alright well I know the DAS keyboard is a much better quality keyboard but is it really worth the price difference?

- Razer Blackwidow is $69.99 no tax and free shipping

- Das Model S is $129.00 not sure if they tax (I live in california) and free shipping. Also I think they give like an %20 discount if your a student which would make it $103.20

So what do you guys think? Is it worth the price difference?

Also here's a lil more information.

- The razer has macro keys

- Das has 2 usb ports (which I kinda don't care for)

- Das has full n-key rollover (but to be honest, the maximum amount of keys I would be pressing at once would be about 3 and that's rare)

Oh and because I don't want to make another thread, can someone please describe to me how cherry brown switches feel in comparison with cherry blue's. I tested the blues out on a blackwidow at microcenter but I don't know of any places where I can try the browns so I need your help.
post #2 of 25
I haven't used blue but browns are an even force all the way down except for a little bump at the activation point only way I can really describe it. The guide does have the animated gifs so you can see the motion, Das is going to be a better keyboard all around better materials and more than likely will feel better. The main thing I think you should consider is the poor history the Razer mechanicals have, there are so many reports of problems and just weird stupid things that shouldn't happen in a good manufacturing process with them. Das shouldn't have a tax in cali and with the student discount I would say the upgrade is worth the cost.
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post #3 of 25
Well the Razer doesn't have 3KRO so that might be something you should be concerned with.

Also you can get the DAS in either blue or brown Cherry switch (normal or Silent).
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The Razer has the gaming zones though so WASD and such should work fine.
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The das is much better, and is definitely worth it. My buddy just had his blackwidow die on him, for no reason. Some of the keys just stopped working.

And on the other hand, i've had my das professional for over a year with no issues. I'd definitely have to say go with the das, for your sake.
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I have the Blackwidow and love it. There is also an ultimate edition with backlit keys and USB ports if you need them. I swapped out my Logitech G19 for the Blackwidow which i won and i was blown away by how awesome the mechanical keyboard is!

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post #7 of 25
Definitely the DAS, especially the Silent.
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Hate to thread jack, but are there any differences between the Das Model S Professional Silent and the Das Model S Ultimate Silent besides the blank keys?
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Hate to thread jack, but are there any differences between the Das Model S Professional Silent and the Das Model S Ultimate Silent besides the blank keys?
No
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No
I didn't think so. Thank you for confirming!
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