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SNKB-M1993-60K-84

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM ThinkPad 700-series & 720-series Keyboard Assembly
Part Number
44G3618
Type
Model M6 Laptop Keyboard Assembly
Feet
None
Connection
Integrated
Form Factor
Tenkeyless (compacted)
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint II
Production Date
1993-03-19
Acquisition Date
2022-03-31

About this keyboard type

The original Model M6 was the keyboard assembly for the IBM ThinkPad 700 and 720 series and IBM PS/55 Note C52 portable computers. Produced exclusively by Lexmark for IBM, the Model M6 was a relatively short-lived design as it was revised and superseded by the Model M6-1 not long after the ThinkPad 700 and PS/55 Note C52 were released. Technically speaking, they were an evolution of the Model M3/M4 buckling sleeves keyboard that further compacted the form factor and slightly altered the buckling sleeves switch to use a barrel-based slider actuator instead of a keycap-based rod actuator for registering keypresses when the key is pressed down.