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post #2691 of 14551
Manyak, I can confirm that the ABS M1 has a weird KRO system. Around the WSAD area it seems to be a standard 4KRO+ spacebar , but near the JKL area it gets dumb'd down to 2KRO :|

Other then that, the keyboard is pretty nice for the money. I was more impressed with the material quality over anything lol.
Edited by Skylit - 3/27/10 at 11:34pm
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Manyak, I can confirm that the ABS M1 has a weird KRO system. Around the WSAD area it seems to be a standard 4KRO+ spacebar , but near the JKL area it gets dumb'd down to 2KRO :|

Other then that, the keyboard is pretty nice for the money. I was more impressed with the quality then anything lol.
everything that can go wrong with a mechanical keyboard has with the ABS M1. it was a little more attractive when it was $25 for 3 months at newegg 2 years ago.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 3/27/10 at 7:33pm
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post #2693 of 14551
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everything that can go wrong with a mechanical keyboard has with the ABS M1. it was a little more attractive when it was $25 for 3 months at newegg 2 years ago.

Christine
It doesn't advertise NKRO though. It's nothing wrong with it. It's just not as fancy as some of the more expensive boards.

Being $45-50 Shipped is a good price on it. You can't really add in E-Bay items to that judgement though. As they're not always available. Though, when they are, they should be suggested as alternatives.
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Whatever happened to the Gigabyte K8000?

ps. I just bought a Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO
I asked them about it, and they would not say much. They tried to bring out another one, but it turned out to be rubber dome with aswd rollover and die.

I tried to get them to even sell me one, for testing, but no one had one in Taiwan to be found. and they would not sell the display at Computex. It was big though.

I will be going to Computex again this June. I'll ask them again.
 
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everything that can go wrong with a mechanical keyboard has with the ABS M1. it was a little more attractive when it was $25 for 3 months at newegg 2 years ago.

Christine

I know it's not the best keyboard around, but for starters its not bad at all. The build quality of this board rivals my cousins filco. I do understand that it uses fake keys and crap, but it should last me till the 3 year warranty runs out.

I'll be happy to look into a actual Das or filco afterwards.
Edited by Skylit - 3/27/10 at 6:40pm
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I know it's not the best keyboard around, but for starters its not bad at all. The build quality of this board rivals my cousins filco. I do understand that it uses fake keys and crap, but it should last me till the 3 year warranty runs out.

I'll be happy to look into a actual Das or filco afterwards.
but the build quality is the problem. I don't have a problem with the switches but that is the only thing not wrong with it lol

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I just bid on a lot of DELL AT101W on Ebay. I discovered that the one I thought I had in my closet got thrown away. This works out OK though because I won't have to clean one and buying them in bulk will give me a chance to finally get my mom a decent keyboard, plus a spare or two for future builds.
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post #2698 of 14551
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but the build quality is the problem. I don't have a problem with the switches but that is the only thing not wrong with it lol

Christine
I mean build quality as in the materials they used, not the KRO problems(sorry I don't know what I was thinking LOL) They don't even advertise KRO on their site. What else is wrong with the keyboard? I thought a majority of the problems were fixed.
Edited by Skylit - 3/27/10 at 8:44pm
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I mean build quality as in the materials they used, not the KRO problems. They don't even advertise KRO on their site. What else is wrong with the keyboard? I thought a majority of the problems were fixed.
to my knowledge ABS has only made 3 changes.
  • fix modifier issue
  • stop advertising 6 key rollover
  • change XM to Fukkas

forget the retail price the ABS M1 has to many shortcomings. did people forget about the Costar greasing? false advertising, XM to Fukkas, bright led, short cable, compatibility with PS/2, rollover, controller issue(s), pad printed keycaps. I wish we lived in Asia because, at that price point you can buy a Cherry G80-3494LYCUS-2 which is not only a tank but a poor man's topre.

I have checked eBay on a regular basis the last 2 years and the IBM Model M and Dell AT101W are in heavy circulation. the IBM Model M is a good choice for a starter keyboard, it's over 25 years old which is probably older than alot of forum members and still works great.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 3/27/10 at 9:51pm
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post #2700 of 14551
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to my knowledge ABS has only made 3 changes.
  • fix modifier issue at launch
  • stop advertising 6 key rollover
  • change XM to Fukkas

forget the retail price the ABS M1 has to many shortcomings. did people forget about the Costar greasing? false advertising, XM to Fukkas, bright led, short cable, compatibility with PS/2, rollover, controller issue(s), pad printed keycaps. I wish we lived in Asia because, at that price point you can buy a Cherry G80-3494LYCUS-2 which is not only a tank but a poor man's topre.

Christine
I see! Well like I said, it's a nice little starter mechanical keyboard and I really seem to like it. I know I could of done better for what I spent on the keyboard but I wanted to have something brand new and nice looking, rather then some old DELL, Compaq, or IBM

The only problem I have with the keyboard so far is that it fails to accept the 2nd "L" in "lol" if I type extremely fast.

If anything really bad happens, I'm sure ABS will honor their warranty. So in the end, it's all good in my book.

+ rep for your knowledge!
Edited by Skylit - 3/27/10 at 9:06pm
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