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But you have no idea how much work goes in to compiling such a list. No doubt it would be useful but not worth the effort.
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That list was an ancient list on Geekhack that got lifted and thrown onto the OCN guide. The Geekhack one hasn't been updated in years.

Compiling any sort of meaningful list of that nature is extraordinarily difficult. I mean, I maintain the IBM Wiki on Geekhack, and the IBM wiki articles on Deskthority, and I'm still finding out about ones I'd never heard of all the time. And that's just one manufacturer!
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Yeah - as I said this guide is impossible. Tator is great but not a god.
Maybe Tator, webwit, ripster, ch, reaper all together could try. h
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Check the Geekhack WW Keyboards Sorted By Switch Wiki for the commonly shipping keyboards. Also includes links to reviews.

I'm not really into Vintage.
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I want to keep the list, and at least get it updated to a more reflective nature of common boards so that anyone looking at a Vintage keyboard on Craigs List, Ebay, or any of the other auction sites; can get a quick reference if to it may be mechanical or not.

It might be old, and it may take a lot of work; but I think once I get some of the replacements in, I can get more done with it.
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I'm getting a 1984 Model M (Part No. 82G2383). I've looked all over the place and can't find anything about its KRO (granted, my Googling skills suck).

Any of you guys know anything about its rollover?

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Sadly, the one bad thing about buckling spring KBs is they're almost universally 2KRO. There are some 3 and 4 (maybe more) key combos that can be pressed, but its classified as 2KRO.

Also, looking forward to an updated vintage list, thats really what I've gotten into collecting now.
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I'm getting a 1984 Model M (Part No. 82G2383). I've looked all over the place and can't find anything about its KRO (granted, my Googling skills suck).

Any of you guys know anything about its rollover?

Thanks
IBM Matrix, 2KRO

You'll get some blocking, but for any FPS you should be more than fine. Strategy & RPG games may run into issues but I can game on a 2KRO board just fine most of the time.
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Originally Posted by AgentHydra View Post
I'm getting a 1984 Model M (Part No. 82G2383). I've looked all over the place and can't find anything about its KRO (granted, my Googling skills suck).

Any of you guys know anything about its rollover?

Thanks
They are 2KRO, but the matrix is decent, I haven't ran into any issues, although I mainly play RTS games, and not a lot of FPS games. I have played some FPS games on them though without problems. The matrix is probably better than most rubber dome keyboards anyway.

On another note, given that the 82G' was made from 1993-1996, it would seem somewhat unlikely that yours was made in 1984

This is a common thing that eBay sellers do - On the label on the back, there's a copyright notice from IBM or Lexmark dated 1984, and some think that this is the production date (or want everyone else to think it to make the keyboard look more rare and vintage). This was the year that the particular implementation of the buckling spring used in the Model M was introduced. The first regular Model M entered production in mid 1985. The actual production date for the keyboard is usually on the other side of the label, and usually jumps out more than the copyright


Edited by ch_123 - 7/24/11 at 3:49am
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Quick question: What should I get Cherry black or brown?

From the OP I got the blacks have no tactile feedback but browns do and for that reason blacks are better for gaming but worse for typing. But how does tactile feedback effect gaming/typing? I mainly care about gaming but I don't want to completely sacrifice typing.

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Feel free to recommend a keyboard
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