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P/N 18P7970

IBM Enhanced Keyboard with Pointing Stick

Type
Model M13 FSR Keyboard
OEM
Unicomp
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
2004
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
Generic IBM logo
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
White straight fixed dual PS/2
Key Count
101
Form Factor
Full-size
Layout/Language
US ANSI
Built-In Mouse
Unicomp Pointing Stick
Additional Notes
Rebranded Unicomp On-The-Stick
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M13 FSR Keyboard
Variant of a Model M13 FSR Keyboard

The Unicomp On-The-Stick (also known as the Unicomp Pointing Stick Keyboard) was the continuation of Model M13 production after Lexmark and Maxi Switch had finished producing them. Whilst outwardly similar to the former OEMs' M13s, the On-The-Sticks had three major differences underneath; the replacement of TrackPoint II with their own FSR technology, improved tactility on the mouse buttons, and the passthrough PS/2 mouse port on the back became optional. Until about 2004, IBM continued to have Unicomp produce new M13s for them based on the On-The-Stick revision. The M13 line finally exited production around 2009, where it was succeeded by the Unicomp EnduraPro that was originally a bezel-reduced compacted alternative to it.