How heavy is the Model M using these keyboards I have:


24 Jan 2018, 17:16

I want to buy a model M but I can't figure out how heavy it is just using gram weightings.

I have:
Cherry MX Blue
Whatever Alps the Apple IIe uses.
Model F
Alps SKBM Gray
Alps SKCM Salmon
BTC dome with slider.

What would be a general placement compared to these keyboards?

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24 Jan 2018, 17:57

In all honestly, it's like the Model F, but not as nice. It's heavier, scratchier and not as tactile.

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24 Jan 2018, 18:20

pingmaster wrote:
just using gram weightings
This can be deceiving. By scientific measurements Model Ms are probably a bit heavier than most of what you listed, but they don't really feel like it. Personally, I think that heavier (ie the physical mass of the entire thing) keyboards make their switches feel lighter regardless of what the science says.

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24 Jan 2018, 18:37

It's not that heavier than Model F, but it's initial weighting is heavy and slightly reduced key travel make the keyboard less favorable. You can check this out

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