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The way the Deck is designed each key already has more light than any one key would on a normal backlit keyboard, but it is logistically difficult to disperse light from a focused light source like an LED.
Yea I know its crazy bright. Just wish they would have maybe added a 2nd light in there and I can't mod so its all good.
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This Dell board I have been using is now officially my favorite. The 0227KN is apparently the same as the AT101W including the Black Alps Switches.



Oh, and here is another new addition...glass keys

Working on cleaning her up a bit....will update when I do
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How do the black alps compare to the cherry blues?

Are you gonna sell the dells like you did before?
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How do the black alps compare to the cherry blues?

Are you gonna sell the dells like you did before?
Black alps are almost linear - they have a tactile bump but it can barely be felt. They are slightly lighter than Cherry Blues, but heavier than Cherry Browns.
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Black alps are almost linear - they have a tactile bump but it can barely be felt. They are slightly lighter than Cherry Blues, but heavier than Cherry Browns.
Sort of, but they usually feel much heavier than buckling springs, at least from my experience. (Ironically enough, I like the feel of the AEKII much better, but the only difference is the damped plungers on the switches).
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Sort of, but they usually feel much heavier than buckling springs, at least from my experience. (Ironically enough, I like the feel of the AEKII much better, but the only difference is the damped plungers on the switches).
Well you've certainly expanded your horizons! How much has geekhack gotten you to spend on keyboards so far?


Though I dunno, are you comparing them to the Model F BS or Model M? And are you sure you're talking about original black alps here? Because this AT101 I've got is definitely really light to the touch.
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Well you've certainly expanded your horizons! How much has geekhack gotten you to spend on keyboards so far?


Though I dunno, are you comparing them to the Model F BS or Model M? And are you sure you're talking about original black alps here? Because this AT101 I've got is definitely really light to the touch.
Way too much on keyboards, that's my answer.
I'm talking original black ALPS, from a New in box Dell AT101W. As for which BS, I was referring to the Model M.

Perhaps I'm just so used to the spring-back effect of the BS mechanism that I find ALPS switches really tiring compared to other switches. In some ways, I've noticed that each type of switch has its own way you need to type on it in order for you to be able to enjoy it best.

I really like the damped ALPS in the AEKII, and I'm reasonably impressed with a white ALPS Suntouch I just got, but something about those black ALPS in that AT101W... I'm not sure what the difference is.
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Way too much on keyboards, that's my answer.
I'm talking original black ALPS, from a New in box Dell AT101W. As for which BS, I was referring to the Model M.

Perhaps I'm just so used to the spring-back effect of the BS mechanism that I find ALPS switches really tiring compared to other switches. In some ways, I've noticed that each type of switch has its own way you need to type on it in order for you to be able to enjoy it best.

I really like the damped ALPS in the AEKII, and I'm reasonably impressed with a white ALPS Suntouch I just got, but something about those black ALPS in that AT101W... I'm not sure what the difference is.
Hell, I just pulled my dell back out of the closet to double check...and it's definitely lighter than Cherry Blues and Model Ms.

But yeah I get fatigued on the Black Alps as well, I think it's because I couldn't stop bottoming out no matter how much I tried. But if you actually sit it next to a Model M you can tell it's significantly lighter.
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@lb_felipe: It was a good review, but I feel you left out 2 mechanical keyboards that the average consumer can afford.

First the Scorpius m10
Second the ABS M1

They're not great but they are cheap and mechanical
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