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P/N 48G9236

IBM ThinkPad 700-series & 720-series Keyboard Assembly

Type
Model M6 ThinkPad Keyboard Assembly
OEM
Lexmark
Switches
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (M6 variant)
Earliest Appearance
1992 Q3
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
None
Feet
None
Connection
Integrated
Form Factor
Tenkeyless
Layout/Language
German (Gray)
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint II
Views
18
Data Last Updated
2021-10-11

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Variant of a Model M6 ThinkPad Keyboard Assembly
Variant of a Model M6 ThinkPad Keyboard Assembly
Variant of a Model M6 ThinkPad Keyboard Assembly
Variant of a Model M6 ThinkPad Keyboard Assembly

The original Model M6 was the keyboard assembly for the IBM ThinkPad 700 and 720 series and IBM PS/55 Note C52 portable computers. Produced exclusively by Lexmark for IBM, the Model M6 was a relatively short-lived design as it was revised and superseded by the Model M6-1 not long after the ThinkPad 700 and PS/55 Note C52 were released. Technically speaking, they were an evolution of the Model M3/M4 buckling sleeves keyboard that further compacted the form factor and slightly altered the buckling sleeves switch to use a barrel-based slider actuator instead of a keycap-based rod actuator for registering keypresses when the key is pressed down.