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P/N 66G8363

IBM 5576-C01 TrackPoint II Japanese Keyboard

Type
Model M Ultra TrackPoint II Keyboard
OEM
IBM Canada
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1994 Q1
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM grey oval badge
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled fixed PS/2
Key Count
104
Form Factor
Full-size
Layout/Language
Japanese JIS
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint II
Additional Notes
Has an ABS case that will yellow with heat/UV exposure and is prone to cracking
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M Ultra TrackPoint II Keyboard

The IBM 5576-C01 Keyboard was a unique compact profile full-sized Model M offshoot featuring an integrated TrackPoint II pointing stick. It was designed for the IBM PS/55E, an all-in-one PC exclusively sold in Japan. Whilst most of IBM of Japan's infamous keyboards were produced by Alps Electric or Brother, this was one of the few (if not the only one) produced by IBM in the US for Japan and the only one to be buckling springs based but not use Brother buckling springs. Its buckling springs implementation is however slightly different to standard Model M specs. These also feature a unique rotating stand mounted on the back of the keyboard.