mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Mar 22 16:11:42 CDT 2007
On Mar 21, 2007, at 4:31 PM, Philip Pemberton wrote:
>> Same here. The only "good" PS/2-interfaced keyboards I have
>> here are a big box of SGI "granite" units, and even they have some
>> flex (not much) to them. At least they have some heft, though.
> I've got a fairly nice Dell AT102W (aka Dell 093GDJ, and about the
> only good thing to come out of Dell IMO). It's crammed full of Alps
> microswitch key-switches, and is about the nicest keyboard I've
> ever had. The keys have a lovely 'snap' action; probably not quite
> as good as an IBM Model M, but not bad. The Quietkey is an
> 'updated' version with - IIRC - a 'putty feel' membrane switch matrix.
> The AT101W is basically the same keyboard, but with a US key layout
> instead of the UK key layout on the AT102W. They're quite plentiful
> on eBay - AT102Ws are not.
> IIRC they came with some of the Dell servers and high-end desktops
> many moons ago... Poweredge GX2 maybe? Also, FWICT
> SiliconGraphics / SGI sold basically the same keyboard with the
> same model number (AT-101 or AT-102), but in a 'granite' style.
> Maybe that's what you've got, Dave?
That very well may be. They sure are nice keyboards.
Port Charlotte, FL
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