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Offline elmomax

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Northgate SIIG minitouch AT
« on: Sat, 08 March 2008, 17:25:17 »
Northgate lists  new and reburbished SIIG minitouches - when asked Bob said the keyboard had white ALPS.  Recent conversations on SIIG minitouch indicated that it used rubber dome.  Price is $75 refurb vs $125 new.  Are these white ALPS on the old SIIB with AT connectors (PS2 adaptors)?

How does white ALPS compare with black ALPS -- wicki has info but has anyone used white ALPS?  

Any thoughts/instights info  would be appreciated.

"For all of you laptop owners who hate the keyboard feel and miss a Northgate.  The answer comes in a small packgage.
An early Minitouch keyboard, Alps switches with the same great feel as a Northgate.
This keyboard is 6-1/16"X12-1/8" and weighs about 1#  I have 10 of these in stock that are refurbed. ": blurb on Northgate Repair site

Offline alpslover

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 08 March 2008, 20:16:58 »
Quote from: elmomax;3506

How does white ALPS compare with black ALPS -- wicki has info but has anyone used white ALPS?  


white alps keyswitches are clickier and more tactile.  there's a little less initial travel before hitting a slightly greater initial resistance at the breakaway point, and then the switch collapses quickly with a loud crisp snap.  with the black alps switches, while they're not exactly quiet, you feel more than hear the breakaway point.

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 08 March 2008, 20:33:54 »
I think the white Alps are little cleaner feeling too.