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P/N 60G3570

IBM Easy OPTIONS 101-Key Extended Keboard

Type
Model M1 Selectric Touch Keyboard
OEM
Lexmark
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1993
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
Generic IBM logo
Feet
Single-setting flip-out feet
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey straight fixed DIN (180)
Key Count
101
Form Factor
Full-size
Layout/Language
US ANSI
Data Last Updated
2021-05-26

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Variant of a Model M1 Selectric Touch Keyboard
Variant of a Model M1 Selectric Touch Keyboard

The Model M1 was one of two lightweight alternatives to the Enhanced Keyboard released as the first of the numbered Model M variants. Whilst M1s fundamentally 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 M1 was exclusively sold as a standalone product under the Easy OPTIONS by IBM branding, which contrasts its otherwise identical Model M2 siblings that were bundled with IBM systems. Despite being known as the Selectric Touch keyboard, these have no relation to the IBM Selectric typewriter family.