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post #21 of 28
Nice find!

IBM Model M 1991 owner chiming in, I use it at college for everything- normal use, paper typing (college student) and gaming. I havent found any keyboard I like better for any reason! (Except using the desktop while my roomate is asleep... but for that I use a laptop)
post #22 of 28
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I like M.



Sell them all = Early retirement

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There are only two buckling spring numpads. The second is the numpad that comes with the Japanese IBM 5576-003 space saving keyboard. Same problem, no standalone operation.

I really really really want this keyboard

Back on topic. I have 3 Model Ms. I use my SSK daily for gaming and typing papers.
Edited by Tennobanzai - 5/2/11 at 1:55pm
post #23 of 28
A 5576-003 with numpad is probably worth about $250-300 (not NIB). That's before you factor in the cost of getting it shipped over from Japan. They're also bloody rare, unlike the SSK which is just... expensive.

Basically, time to start saving now
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post #24 of 28
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A 5576-003 with numpad is probably worth about $250-300 (not NIB). That's before you factor in the cost of getting it shipped over from Japan. They're also bloody rare, unlike the SSK which is just... expensive.

Basically, time to start saving now
Does the Japanese layout still work if you set Windows 7 to include the Japanese language? If so, this is something I must have.
post #25 of 28
No, it stops working when you do that, you have to set it to Swahili

With the Japanese keyboards I checked, you can also use them in an English OS, the extra shift keys siding the spacebar default to space.
post #26 of 28
The Japanese layout on the 5576-00x series is an old IBM-specific Japanese layout. It wasn't till the later 5576-A01 that they brought in what became the standard Japanese layout. You could use it just fine with the modern Japanese layout, but it wouldn't correlate to what the keycaps say.

These things are pretty cheap, and come with Alps Plate Spring switches -

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post #27 of 28
I have the M13 and I love it. I really wish it had the windows key but all in all it is great.
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post #28 of 28
Good story, Sooner!

I know the great feeling of stumbling across a Model M, since one day a couple months ago there was one just sitting on top of an old PC in the reception area where I work. I took it back to my office as soon as I could and have been enjoying being able to drown out my coworkers ever since
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