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SNKB-M1987-EEP-102

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Enhanced Keyboard
Part Number
1391406
Market Model Name/Feature Code
1406
Protocol
IBM scancode set 2
Connection
Grey coiled-style detachable SDL to PS/2 mini-DIN or Grey straightened-style fixed PS/2 mini-DIN cable
Form Factor
Full-size
Production Date
1987-11-19
Acquisition Date
2022-06-29

About this keyboard type

The PC-compatible IBM Enhanced Keyboard was the first home consumer, most common and the definitive Model M keyboard, becoming IBM's choice keyboard for a decade after its release and still in production today as the Unicomp Classic. Labelled as being "enhanced" in regards to its layout that became an industry standard and is still used today (with the addition of GUI keys), the Model M is perhaps the most well-known keyboard of all time thanks to the success of the Enhanced Keyboard. The Enhanced Keyboard was also made available for IBM's earlier "classic" Personal Computer series in both XT and AT flavours, and several other distinct variants exist for other types of systems and custom orders from third-party companies such Ambra/ICPI, Dell, General Electric Healthcare and Sabre.