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P/N 42H1292

IBM Enhanced Keyboard

FRU Part Number
42H1296
Type
Model M Enhanced Keyboard
OEM
Lexmark, IBM, Unicomp
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1995
Key Count
101
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM blue oval badge, Generic IBM logo
Feet
Model M-style flip-out feet
Connection
Set 2/AT over PS/2
Layout/Language
US ANSI
Additional Notes
After Lexmark stopped making Model Ms, IBM continued production in Greenock from 1997 to around 2000

More about this type of keyboard...

Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Enhanced Keyboard

The Enhanced Keyboard was the first home consumer and most common Model M keyboard, becoming IBM's choice keyboard for a decade after its release and still in production today as the Unicomp Classic. Labelled as being "enhanced" in regards to its layout that became an industry standard and still used today with the addition of GUI keys, the Model M is perhaps the most well-known keyboard of all time thanks to the success of the Enhanced Keyboard and its main host system - the IBM Personal System/2 series. The Enhanced Keyboard was also made available for IBM's earlier "classic" Personal Computer series in both XT and AT flavours, and several other distinct variants exist for other types of systems and custom orders from third-party companies such Dell and Sabre.