I have a beautiful Focus 2001 new-in-box up on ebay right now for $75.http://www.ebay.com/itm/271014862655?ss ... 1555.l2649
I also have a couple of Dell AT101Ws that I will sell cheap, PM me.
Shameless whore, what can I say?
My price is high because I need the money, but that is a great example of white Alps.
The AEK2 and the Dell AT101 are the 2 easiest and cheapest ways to test Alps, but since I am now totally devoted to tactile and clicky they do not satisfy my needs. I keep a specimen of each around, just because they are good boards.
I do not personally like the dampened creams of the AEK2, and although I used an AT101 for years and loved it, I have moved on.
And, if you like clicky Alps, you need to eventually try a Chicony KB5181 with blue Montereys, just to get a feel for that, too.