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P/N 04H8323

IBM ThinkPad 701x TrackWrite Keyboard Assembly

Type
Model M6-1/ThinkPad Keyboard with TrackPoint
OEM
Key Tronic
Switches
IBM ThinkPad buckling sleeves (Key Tronic variant)
Earliest Appearance
1995 Q1
Casing Colour
Black
Branding
None
Connection
Internal/Integrated
Layout/Language
Japanese
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint III
Additional Notes
Assembly contracts into a smaller footprint when the host ThinkPad's lid is closed

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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.