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P/N 1393915

IBM Model 100 Functional Keypad Emulator

Type
Model M Functional Keypad
Nickname
M50
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1988
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
IBM grey oval badge
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled detachable SDL to PS/2
Key Count
49
Form Factor
50% matrix
Layout/Language
Functional Keypad
Additional Notes
Features an arrow key cluster in the middle key column bank and a numeric keypad with capitalised enter key in the right key column bank
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M Functional Keypad
Variant of a Model M Functional Keypad

The 50-key Model M was a matrix-style keypad believed to be used with emulating IBM 4700 applications on IBM Personal System/2 or similar class machines. They possessed the same physical layout as the 50-key Model F-based IBM 4704 Model 100 keypads and could come with transparent, functional or alphameric legends. Technically speaking, these are the smallest Model Ms capable of featuring an alphameric layout. These are one of two Model Ms whose internal assembly is based on an older Model F device and thus takes several production values from Model F designs; including individual barrels, metal barrel plate, foam padding, and no plastic rivets holding the assembly together. The assembly's previous incarnation was the 50-key Model F IBM Model 100s these M50s replaced.