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P/N 02K4837

IBM ThinkPad 560Z/600/600E/600X Keyboard Assembly

Type
Model M6-1/ThinkPad Keyboard with TrackPoint
Switches
IBM ThinkPad scissor-stabilised rubber domes (Alps/NMB variant)
Earliest Appearance
1998 Q3
Casing Colour
Black
Branding
None
Connection
Internal/Integrated
Layout/Language
Arabic
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint IV

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Variant of a Model M6-1/ThinkPad Keyboard with TrackPoint
Variant of a Model M6-1/ThinkPad Keyboard with TrackPoint

The Model M6-1 was the TrackPoint equipped variant of the Model M6 used throughout the mid-'90s as the standard ThinkPad keyboard. The quality and utility of the Model M6-1 were regarded as a significant factor in the ThinkPad's market success. Whilst initially produced by Lexmark and Key Tronic as a buckling sleeves keyboard, the Model M6-1 was later substituted by scissor-stabilised rubber dome assemblies produced by Acer, Alps, LITE-ON and NMB. These Model M6-1s mostly came with TrackPoint II or III sticks, with some later ones receiving TrackPoint IV with a dedicated scroll button.