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Basically its just build quality. IBM > Lexmark > Unicomp. Not that either Lexmark or Unicomp is bad, they just aren't as good as IBM. You know, thicker plastic, heavier metal base, that kind of stuff.

Why don't you like, mod the G15 screen and extra buttons into the Model M? And maybe dye it. Then you'd get the best of both!
I'm way too noob for that kind of modding


Have to say almost no keyboard out there today is even close to the model M in terms of build qulity
 
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I'm way too noob for that kind of modding


Have to say almost no keyboard out there today is even close to the model M in terms of build qulity
Yeah the Model M is a beast of a keyboard. Some of them have been in use for over 20 years, which alone says tons about their quality.
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now i got to be the boo man i guess, the g15 i got (old version) i prefer over any other keyboard because of the simple fact that i can see all my temps on the little lcd, i can also see all the folks in teamspeak or ventrillo channel, i dont care if a keyboard looks plain or not, this is the function i bought this keyboard for, the simple fact that its a long lasting and very funtional keyboard, it cost me about 70 bucks last year, so i dont think its a waste if you need those functions. so the 70bucks saved me minimizing the game.

the point of those keyboards (mechanical) is more the daily typing not gaming in my opinion, but everyone has their preferrence.

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I'm the same as you, i hated it when you were talking on a mic and you didn't know who you were talking to without alt/tabbing.
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I'm the same as you, i hated it when you were talking on a mic and you didn't know who you were talking to without alt/tabbing.
Two monitors 4tw

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I have two G15's, a Compaq KB9963 (dome), and a Compaq RT101, which is mechanical, and I greatly prefer the feel of the G15's over both the Compaq keyboards.


EDIT: How long before someone starts a thread about how optical and laser mice suck, and ball mice register and feel better?
Edited by Murderous Moppet - 5/5/09 at 10:06pm
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Two monitors 4tw

ahhh i forgot i have a second monitor i could use =/ i wouldn't mind purchasing one of these mechanical keyboards for gaming.
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can anyone recommend me a cheap/good cherry switch keybaord?
i liek the very light clicking noise
    
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can anyone recommend me a cheap/good cherry switch keybaord?
i liek the very light clicking noise
With Cherry blues? The cheapest I know of is the Cherry G80-3000LSCRC-2 (which I can't find on ebay right now). But you could also go with a Scorpius M10.

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ahhh i forgot i have a second monitor i could use =/ i wouldn't mind purchasing one of these mechanical keyboards for gaming.
Go for it . Cherry blacks are great for gaming since they have no tactile bump at all, but if you think you'd be better off with it maybe go for blues instead!

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Originally Posted by Murderous Moppet View Post
I have two G15's, a Compaq KB9963 (dome), and a Compaq RT101, which is mechanical, and I greatly prefer the feel of the G15's over both the Compaq keyboards.


EDIT: How long before someone starts a thread about how optical and laser mice suck, and ball mice register and feel better?
No two mechanical switches are the same. I don't know what's underneath that RT101, but maybe you could remove one of the keys and take a pic of the switch for us.

And this has nothing to do with "old" and "new". There are plenty of new keyboards with mechanical keys as well.
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Go for it . Cherry blacks are great for gaming since they have no tactile bump at all, but if you think you'd be better off with it maybe go for blues instead!

What's the difference between the black and blue? Sorry if this has already been asked but I can't remember seeing the question.
Edited by ColdHardCash - 5/6/09 at 4:47am
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What's the difference between the black and blue? Sorry if this has already been asked but I can't remember seeing the question.
Blacks are linear switches - meaning that they have no tactile bump or click when the switch actuates. Blues are both tactile and clicky.

Keep in mind that with mechanical switches, unlike rubber domes, you don't have to press the key all the way down for it to register - so having that tactile bump while typing is a nice bonus so you don't have to keep bottoming out.
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