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P/N 8529297

IBM Personal Computer Keyboard

Type
Model F/XT PC Keyboard
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1986
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Feet
Single-setting Model F-style riser feet
Protocol
Set 1/XT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Black coiled fixed DIN (180)
Key Count
83
Layout/Language
US
Data Last Updated
2020-11-12

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Variant of a Model F/XT PC Keyboard

The IBM Personal Computer Keyboard was the first individually distinct and most common Model F keyboard. Debuting with the IBM 5150 Personal Computer (the original IBM PC) in August 1981 and later featured with the IBM 5160 Personal Computer XT (that gave it its common nickname) Model F/XT, this keyboard played an important role in establishing the PC as a high-quality computer and solidifying buckling springs-based keyboards as IBM's go-to for well over a decade after its release. Relative the competition, the Model F/XT brought unsurpassed reliability and build quality to the mix but arguably suffered from a layout too different from others.