Original specs/details

Full Name Lexmark Classic Touch Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Stick
Part NumberPart Number
The number used to describe this keyboard's specific release; usually specific for a target region, language or SKU, etc.
A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
Model M13 TrackPoint II Keyboard
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM membrane buckling springs
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
Single-setting flip-out feet
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
IBM Mode 2 (scancode set 2, keyboard) & RS-232 (mouse)
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
Grey coiled-style fixed DIN (180) & DE-9 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Built-In MouseBuilt-In Mouse
Possible pointing devices this keyboard could carry. This could be a brand name, name of the sensor technology behind it, or a generic description in lieu of the former details.
Production Date 1995-10-14
Acquisition Date 2023-04-27

About this keyboard type

The IBM Enhanced Keyboard with TrackPoint II (or simply IBM TrackPoint II Keyboard) was a variant of the Enhanced Keyboard with an integrated TrackPoint II pointing stick. Also available with Lexmark-only branding, the M13 is one of the more well-known variants of the Enhanced Keyboard. The M13 also came with a PS/2 passthrough port for external mice at the rear, and have noticeably stronger case texturing compared to most other Model Ms. Production for these TrackPoint M13s were split between Lexmark and Maxi Switch, with Lexmark largely producing beige ones and Maxi Switch largely producing the more infamous black ones. Due to limitations with dye-sublimation, black M13s use pad-printed legends on their keycaps.