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P/N 1643374

IBM 5322 System/23 Datamaster Keyboard Assembly

Type
Model F Datamaster Desktop Keyboard
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1981 Q3
Key Count
83
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Connection
Set 1/XT over Internal/Integrated

More about this type of keyboard...

Variant of a Model F Datamaster Desktop Keyboard

The Model F Datamaster Desktop Keyboard was the first buckling springs keyboard released by IBM and is in fact an integrated assembly inside the IBM 5322 System/23 Datamaster computer. Released in July 1981, the general layout and physical assembly would be reused only a month later for the IBM 5150 Personal Computer as the Model F/XT. Whilst rare and its host computer very expensive, this keyboard has the honour of being the first of a very successful line of keyboards.