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The 1396790 was the UK-made US-layout Model M for people outside of the American continent that wanted a US layout keyboard. You aren't in the Netherlands perchance? I understand they are common there due to the fact that no one really uses the official Dutch layout.
Yes I'm Dutch. I got the Model M from a friend who got a whole bunch of them from some office over here. And you're mostly right about the US layout being the most popular. Probably because the official Dutch layout is almost the US layout except that most of the non-alphanumeric symbols are moved around and it actually has quite a few important programming symbols - like {} and \\ - on Alt-gr.

In fact most people if not using the US layout use some form of UK-style or "reverse L" variant.
Edited by joodie - 9/14/10 at 4:12pm
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Yes I'm Dutch. I got the Model M from a friend who got a whole bunch of them from some office over here.
.. you wouldn't happen to have any left would you?
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.. you wouldn't happen to have any left would you?
No, sorry. He gave a few away and kept one or two because they were just good keyboards. I've had this one for years.
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I've been told that the Netherlands is some kind of mechanical keyboard paradise, with people giving away Model Ms and Dell AT101Ws for free on adverts websites.

I'm also slightly concerned that I was able to tell where a guy is from based on the part number of his IBM keyboard
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I'm also slightly concerned that I was able to tell where a guy is from based on the part number of his IBM keyboard
Most people wouldn't believe you if you told them that.
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I've been told that the Netherlands is some kind of mechanical keyboard paradise, with people giving away Model Ms and Dell AT101Ws for free on adverts websites.
101Ws are extremely cheap. Model Ms depends a lot, and they're not exactly plentiful.

On the other hand, it's pretty much impossible to get any Cherry MX boards around here, unless you like the SteelSeries with black switches. Even shipping from the UK is expensive, and the Germans have their own horrible layout.
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101Ws are extremely cheap. Model Ms depends a lot, and they're not exactly plentiful.

On the other hand, it's pretty much impossible to get any Cherry MX boards around here, unless you like the SteelSeries with black switches. Even shipping from the UK is expensive, and the Germans have their own horrible layout.

AT101W are damn horrible. They suck. I hated how it felt typing on it. Maybe because it was a used one. But I had 3 used ones that felt the same.
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AT101W are damn horrible. They suck. I hated how it felt typing on it. Maybe because it was a used one. But I had 3 used ones that felt the same.
Unfortunately, this is one of those keyboards where either ya love it or ya hate it. The guy in the HotHardware video in the original post of the Mechanical Keyboard Guide (the video at the end of this article) loves it. He samples it at the end of the video and says "great keyboard to type on". This doesn't mean you are wrong, but it just illustrates that it's kinda like food: one guy can hate a certain food while another guy can love it.
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some food nobody will touch
Edited by lmnop - 9/17/10 at 1:27am
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Unfortunately, this is one of those keyboards where either ya love it or ya hate it. The guy in the HotHardware video in the original post of the Mechanical Keyboard Guide (the video at the end of this article) loves it. He samples it at the end of the video and says "great keyboard to type on". This doesn't mean you are wrong, but it just illustrates that it's kinda like food: one guy can hate a certain food while another guy can love it.
The vast majority of people I've seen try one think they are bad or mediocre, so he'd be in a minority by any metric, especially if they're comparing it with other mechanical keyboards around. The only good thing to be said for them is that they are cheap and plentiful in dumpster, I think I found something like four of them last year.
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