IBM ThinkPad 700-series & 720-series Keyboard Assembly

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Admiral Shark's Keyboards (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Admiral Shark's Keyboards (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
1992 Q4Model M6 Type III Laptop Keyboard AssemblyIBM buckling rubber sleeves (M6 slider-actuated type)More info on this keyboard

Standard raven black variant

eg, P/Ns 44G3618, 44G3795, 48G9230, 48G9231, 48G9235, 48G9237, 48G9239, 48G9246, 48G9249

Lexmark-made 84-key (ANSI) or 85-key (ISO) keyboard assembly for the IBM 9552 ThinkPad 700 series and 720 series notebook laptops. It has an integrated TrackPoint II pointing stick and two mouse buttons. As the 9552 was the first IBM ThinkPad with a TrackPoint, this can be considered to be the earliest 'true' ThinkPad keyboard and popularised the famous classic ThinkPad keyboard layout. It has golden modifier, lock and utility key legends and an overlay numeric keypad with dull blue legends. Its Japanese counterpart is the IBM PS/55note C52 Keyboard Assembly.


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  1. ASK Keyboard Archive - P/N 44G3618 (1992, Lexmark) [accessed 2023-06-27]. License/note: photos saved from volatile eBay listing.