Original specs/details

Full Name IBM Space Saver Keyboard
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 M4-1 Space Saver TrackPoint II Keyboard
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM buckling rubber sleeves (M3/M4 rod-actuated type)
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.
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)
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 detachable 6-pin SDL to dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
Tenkeyless (compacted)
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.
TrackPoint II strain gauge pointing stick
Production Date 1995-01-05
Acquisition Date 2021-06-22

About this keyboard type

The IBM Space Saver Keyboard with TrackPoint II (not to be confused with the IBM Space Saving Keyboard or SSK) was the discrete desktop and server environment adaptation of the IBM Personal System/2 L40SX laptop's Model M3-based buckling sleeves keyboard assembly. Compared to the standard Model M4, the M4-1 is a modified design that equips a TrackPoint II pointing stick. These M4-1s were notable for being the first IBM desktop keyboard to feature TrackPoint strain gauge technology and the only Model M to retain such a stick when produced by Unicomp. M4-1s were originally produced by Lexmark and Key Tronic, however, Unicomp continued selling M4-1s until 2008. Unicomp's internal codename for the M4 family was "Surf".