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Lete, thanks for the explaination. Usually when someone chimes in for the first time (thier first post) it is someone trolling for an argument. I apologize if I insulted you with my post.
I purchased a Dell 101 "clicky" keyboard on Ebay for 12.00, an excellent way to "get my feet wet" so to speak. For 50.00 you can pick up a Scopious M10 (cherry blue switches) if you have a bit more money. This would tide you over until you can afford the specific keyboard that you want.

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I can vouch for the iOne Scorpius M10 being a great keyboard, I'm using one now.
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What's with people buying the crazy priced Cherry MX switch keyboards? Stick with IBM's Buckling Spring, there Clicky & Tactile, the best of both words. I feel that Cherry MX switches are inferior to these even with there models that do both. The Buckling Spring just have a more sturdy authority feel to them.
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What's with people buying the crazy priced Cherry MX switch keyboards? Stick with IBM's Buckling Spring, there Clicky & Tactile, the best of both words. I feel that Cherry MX switches are inferior to these even with there models that do both. The Buckling Spring just have a more sturdy authority feel to them.
They are new. Some people don't like the noise that a Buckling spring keyboard can generated, some don't like the amount of force needed to actuate a key.
Keyboards are a very personal thing. You can't just say that the Cherry switches are a waste of money if you haven't tried them.

I just got two "new" old keyboards, one with some round SMK switches, and an IBM Model F. I'm liking this one with the SMK switches, they seem to be a nice comprimise between the sheer force of the Model M, and the smaller force required for Blue Cherry switches.

Feel free to use what you like best, but please don't say its the be-all, end-all truth. (And I apologize if you didn't mean it that way).
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What's with people buying the crazy priced Cherry MX switch keyboards? Stick with IBM's Buckling Spring, there Clicky & Tactile, the best of both words. I feel that Cherry MX switches are inferior to these even with there models that do both. The Buckling Spring just have a more sturdy authority feel to them.


One other thing with the Model Ms is that they aren't always consistent. I've got a 1390131, a heavily used -141, and a brand new unused -141. The 131 requires the most force out of the three, and the used 141 has certain keys where you can tell the spring wore out more than others because they are lighter and/or have a different actuation distance. Also, the letters on the 131 look like a Bold, slightly more rounded version of the letters on the 141's (closer to their Selectric's style lettering, even though they are all the same Helvetica font).

But the coolest thing is that Unicomp sells replacement springs so you can fully restore any M you want (and it ends up feeling as light as their own keyboards, about 65cN force needed instead of 75cN, which is nice IMO).

Speaking of which, that reminds me that I've been meaning to order a set lol.
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what would a RT101+ be?

i have an old one from a compuadd pc
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what would a RT101+ be?

i have an old one from a compuadd pc
No idea, pop off a keycap and take a picture of whats underneath!
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If I'm used to playing games on a G15, do you think that switching to a Filco with cherry blues will degrade my performance? I love the sound of the blues, but I'm worried since you guys are saying they aren't too good for games...
    
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My Dell clicky and G15.



I can't stand the Dell for gaming, but it is nicer to type lots of stuff on.
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I game on my IBM, my G15 just feels mushy now.
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If I'm used to playing games on a G15, do you think that switching to a Filco with cherry blues will degrade my performance? I love the sound of the blues, but I'm worried since you guys are saying they aren't too good for games...
Its a matter of trying it, and seeing. Really its not possible to judge if it will work for you or not. Personally, I find Model M's a lot easier to use for both gaming and typing, but I also haven't really had the opportunity to game on my Scorpius M10 (Which also has blue Cherry switches).
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