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P/N 73G4614

IBM Selectric Touch Keyboard with Quiet Touch

Type
Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM Quiet Touch rubber domes
Earliest Appearance
1994
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 PS/2
Key Count
101
Form Factor
Full-size
Layout/Language
US ANSI
Data Last Updated
2021-05-24

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Variant of a Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard
Variant of a Model M2 Selectric Touch Keyboard

The Model M2 was one of two lightweight alternatives to the Enhanced Keyboard released as the first of the numbered Model M variants. Whilst M2s fundamentally mostly 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 M2 was bundled with IBM Personal System/1 family low-end computers, which contrasts its otherwise identical Model M1 siblings that were sold exclusively as standalone products. Unlike the M1, however, a Quiet Touch rubber dome variant of the M2 was made. Despite being known as the Selectric Touch keyboard, these have no relation to the IBM Selectric typewriter family.