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P/N 1395707

IBM Selectric Touch Keyboard

Type
Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard
OEM
IBM UK
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1990
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
Generic IBM logo
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey straight fixed PS/2
Key Count
102
Form Factor
Full-size
Layout/Language
German QWERTZ ISO
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard
Variant of a Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard

The Model M2 was one of two lightweight alternatives to the Enhanced Keyboard released as the first of the numbered Model M variants. Whilst M2s fundamentally mostly used the same buckling springs switches, almost everything else about the design was changed as they have no metal backplate, an integrated front cover and barrel plate, and a completely different logic board featuring surface-mounted components. The M2 was bundled with IBM Personal System/1 family low-end computers, which contrasts its otherwise identical Model M1 siblings that were sold exclusively as standalone products. Unlike the M1, however, a Quiet Touch rubber dome variant of the M2 was made. Despite being known as the Selectric Touch keyboard, these have no relation to the IBM Selectric typewriter family.