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P/N 6246799

IBM 5085 LPFK Feature

Market Model Name/Feature Code
4710
Type
Lighted Program Function Keyboard
Switches
Cherry M8
Earliest Appearance
1986 Q1
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Feet
Single-setting riser feet
Key Count
32
Form Factor
LPFK
Earliest recorded price
$550 USD in 1986
Additional Notes
Believed to have Cherry M8 switches
Data Last Updated
2021-08-29

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Variant of a Lighted Program Function Keyboard
Variant of a Lighted Program Function Keyboard
Variant of a Lighted Program Function Keyboard
Variant of a Lighted Program Function Keyboard

A Lighted Program Function Keyboard in IBM circles is a specialised keypad that has an array of 32 keys and accompanying LEDs. These keypads closely integrate with supporting software on the host computer, granting each key a function with the key's LED indicating the availability of said function. The typical usage for LPFKs is computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing.