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Tenkeyless indicates that it has no numeric keypad, correct? Well, this keyboard definitely does. F1 through F10 are on the left, Numeric keypad is on the right, like this:

Ok then yeah tim was right, that's a model F.

But count the keys...it has 83, not 84.
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I did, it has 84. The 84th key is the Sys Req key.
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I did, it has 84. The 84th key is the Sys Req key.
Well crap, I didn't pay enough attention to the numpad!
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She is a beauty, though. I've been typing on it for fun for a little while now, and I don't think I've ever typed on anything so amazing. It just feels faster and more accurate... Precise is an accurate description.
Edited by Lr0dy - 9/13/09 at 7:16am
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She is a beauty, though. I've been typing on it for fun for a little while now, and I don't think I've ever typed on anything so amazing. It just feels faster and more accurate... Precise is an accurate description.
If it weren't for my newly discovered liking for the low-force Cherry brown switches, I would be typing on my very noisy Model F now.

Unlike the Model M keyboards, the Model F bottoms out without suddenly tremendously increasing the amount of force. It's easier to bottom out, but bottoming out isn't nearly as hard on your fingers.

On the flipside, I'm really liking black ALPS switches less and less, requiring so much force to actuate, and being so easy to bottom out...it's both tiring and painful on my fingers...and this is coming from someone who used to do gaming on a Model M.

Just curious, have you been able to run your Model F directly on your PS/2 ports on your computer? (With an AT->PS/2 adapter of course). Mine seems to require too much power to run off of my PS/2 ports, and I have to use a USB adapter. This was basically my only frustration with my Model F, having to deal with the keyboard resetting...especially when it decided to reset in the middle of typing something...now I have to type that again...the keyboard reset in the middle of what I was typing...

Anyway, glad you like the Model F. It's definitely one of my all-time favorite keyboards.
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I recently viewed this thread a few days ago. After talking to Manyak (thanks for the advice!), I decided to try out a mechanical keyboard. I was hesitant since all I've ever used were your standard free or gaming keyboards. I've used a G15 for the last few years now.

I managed to pick up the ABS M1 for 40 bucks and figured I would give it a shot. I LOVE IT. It took awhile to get used to it but by the third day I was a believer. I love the feel and sound of the keyboard. I honestly have my G15 tucked away for now. It's just kind of a rewarding feeling hearing every keystroke .

Since I do a lot of gaming, I will be probably picking up the SteelSeries 7G or Majestouch Linear Force.

Thanks for the informative post and opening a whole new world of typing.
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I recently viewed this thread a few days ago. After talking to Manyak (thanks for the advice!), I decided to try out a mechanical keyboard. I was hesitant since all I've ever used were your standard free or gaming keyboards. I've used a G15 for the last few years now.

I managed to pick up the ABS M1 for 40 bucks and figured I would give it a shot. I LOVE IT. It took awhile to get used to it but by the third day I was a believer. I love the feel and sound of the keyboard. I honestly have my G15 tucked away for now. It's just kind of a rewarding feeling hearing every keystroke .

Since I do a lot of gaming, I will be probably picking up the SteelSeries 7G or Majestouch Linear Force.

Thanks for the informative post and opening a whole new world of typing.
If you can, I would look for a cheaper board then the SteelSeries 7g that has black switches. I liked the SteelSeries 6g I had, but it was a bit tiring to type on, so if you type a lot as well as game, you might want to think about a different type of switch. But if I had the money I would probably get one, cause they are amazing for gaming, the black switches that is, the blue are very close behind, but the black's are just a tad bit more sensitive than the blue's.
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If you can, I would look for a cheaper board then the SteelSeries 7g that has black switches. I liked the SteelSeries 6g I had, but it was a bit tiring to type on, so if you type a lot as well as game, you might want to think about a different type of switch. But if I had the money I would probably get one, cause they are amazing for gaming, the black switches that is, the blue are very close behind, but the black's are just a tad bit more sensitive than the blue's.
The other problem with blues is that once they actuate you have to go pretty far back up for it to..err..unactuate. But the only games I've seen it matter in are the Unreals (double-tapping to dodge).
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Just received the Filco! I'm definitely glad I didn't go with the Browns, as the blues are really light as it is. Unfortunately, I think this board is defective. The 'A' key sticks down half way after hitting it and randomly goes off, and the space bar double taps once in awhile. Going to have to wait another week or two for a keyboard. agh!!!!!

You'd think when you pay $140 for a keyboard, they'd get it right and test their boards.

edit: after typing for 5 minutes, the A key seems to be getting a bit better, but still going to get a replacement or even a refund. I will give it a few days to get used to it, but I don't really enjoy typing on this. After the tactile bump, it actuates, but it also un-actuates before you hit the bump again and you can hit the key without feeling the tactile click/bump. I'll still give it a chance, don't worry.

The backspace button is also really pissing me offfffff AND THE F KEY. argh. The backspace button has a deadzone for about 1-2mm, then requires more force than other keys to get through the bump. Now the F key is sticking halfway actuated. This really seems like a complete waste of money to me.
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Just received the Filco! I'm definitely glad I didn't go with the Browns, as the blues are really light as it is. Unfortunately, I think this board is defective. The 'A' key sticks down half way after hitting it and randomly goes off, and the space bar double taps once in awhile. Going to have to wait another week or two for a keyboard. agh!!!!!

You'd think when you pay $140 for a keyboard, they'd get it right and test their boards.

edit: after typing for 5 minutes, the A key seems to be getting a bit better, but still going to get a replacement or even a refund. I will give it a few days to get used to it, but I don't really enjoy typing on this. After the tactile bump, it actuates, but it also un-actuates before you hit the bump again and you can hit the key without feeling the tactile click/bump. I'll still give it a chance, don't worry.

The backspace button is also really pissing me offfffff AND THE F KEY. argh. The backspace button has a deadzone for about 1-2mm, then requires more force than other keys to get through the bump. Now the F key is sticking halfway actuated. This really seems like a complete waste of money to me.
Wow, you must have gotten one seriously defective board. Nothing should stick, have a deadzone, or chatter. Wow, lol.

But yeah, the one thing with cherry blues is that they the unactuation point is higher than the actuation point, making it weird double-tapping sometimes.

By the way, the only switches that have an exact correlation between the tactility and the actuation are buckling springs. If you find blues to be really light then they might be better for you anyway (and a lot cheaper lol).
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