classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
Wed Mar 21 15:31:43 CDT 2007
Dave McGuire 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
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?
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