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Looking at a das keyboard, are the keys harder to press? I have a G15 and i am currios how much pressure difference from a g15 to a mechanical?
    
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Both the regular and Silent models (Cherry MX Blues and Cherry MX Browns, respectively) feel way better to type on than any rubber dome keyboard.

In other words: good mechanical keyboards such as the Das Model S make you want to type.

So they're not harder to press; they simply have a significantly superior feel.
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Mechanical keyboards are easier to use. The keys actually work with you instead of constantly pushing back at you. Things like rubber domes tend to have a lot of resistance in the beginning when you press down so you have to press down further for the down in cave in to hit the receivers. Mechanical keyboards don't force back as much. You merely have to press it down and the switch will do the rest. Its probably like typing on water but touching a solid surface.
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Mechanical switches are spring-loaded and most do not have to be pressed down all the way in order to send the keystroke signal. By contrast, the rubber dome switch design requires the keys to be pressed all the way down in order to send the keystroke signal. So, the difference is that mechanical keyboards basically do half the work while rubber dome keyboards make you do ALL the work.

In other words: good mechanical keyboards work with you, and not against you. It's like the difference between a drummer drumming on his drums vs. a pillow.
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post #5 of 9
About 3 nickels lighter. 15g.

This info may not help if you grew up on the Imperial weight system.
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post #6 of 9
Logitech G series keyboards take about 65g to press. MX blues (Das Professional S) take 50g, MX browns (Das Professional S Silent) take 45g.
post #7 of 9
Mech keys are a bit easier to depress.
I just moved to a Das Ultimate [MX blues] from a Razer Lycosa / Saitek Eclipse II [which feels exactly the same as a G15 IMO]
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Thanks for the responses guys, good info!
    
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post #9 of 9
This is a round about way to answer you as I've never owned either board you are talking about, however going from a Microsoft Razer Reclusa to a Deck Legend Frost(Clear Tactile) the keys are actually easier to press. Especially after typing none stop on it for the last few days.
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