Originally Posted by barrysgoods
so the absolute only difference between the brown and zero is that the zero makes a noise when u press it?
There's a difference in feel as well. And I imagine that since the Zero uses White ALPS copies
, then it may not have as smooth of a key travel as genuine ALPS or Cherry MX switches. But I'm only able to go by what I've heard about the Black ALPS Copies in the ABS M1. The Black ALPS Copies are a tactile, but non-clicky switch, and are said to have more of a clunky key travel - almost like it sticks on the way down, but not really. I get the impression like it could be made from cheap plastic or something and therefore perhaps not as precise (or, less consistent from switch to switch).
If the White ALPS Copies feel anything like the Cherry MX Blues, then I can say that the White ALPS Copies (in the Filco Zero) should provide slightly more resistance, and should provide a little bit of a crisper, more precise feel when pressed. But don't quote me on this because I've never seen a description of what the White ALPS Copies feel like, nor have I seen a description of the genuine White ALPS.
The browns lean more towards a linear switch. The tactile feeling is still there, but it's less pronounced, and it provides less resistance than many mechanical switches. Also, the reset point is actually beneath the actuation point which makes this a great middle-ground switch between professional gaming and typing. But since fruitdealer seems to be using the Zero, I'd imagine that the Zero must be good for gaming too. heh
Originally Posted by ripster
Np. I'll link to it.
I owe you one, Ripster!Edited by TwoCables - 12/22/10 at 12:53am