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Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

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Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

#1 Post by vukos » Fri May 08, 2020 8:38 pm

I am trying to nail down which Thinkpad 300/700 models have the keyboard featured in this video (starts at 4:13): https://youtu.be/zKaXszDr9Yc?t=253

As you can hear it seems like a very "clicky" keyboard. I currently own a 380ED and while the keyboard on it is miles better than most laptops I've used, the keyboard does not sound, and I presume feel, like the one in the video. Is that clicky keyboard unique to the 755C in that video?

I am looking for the best vintage Thinkpad keyboard experience

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Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

#2 Post by BillMorrow » Sat May 09, 2020 12:51 am

most any 755 series..
i recently sent a 755CDV to be sold and i marveled that the keyboard was just as you describe..
it has been a lot of years since i had any 700, 720, 750, 755 C, CD, CE thinkpads..
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Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

#3 Post by vukos » Sat May 09, 2020 1:18 am

BillMorrow wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:51 am
most any 755 series..
i recently sent a 755CDV to be sold and i marveled that the keyboard was just as you describe..
it has been a lot of years since i had any 700, 720, 750, 755 C, CD, CE thinkpads..
Do you know if this keyboard is unique only to the 755?

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Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat May 09, 2020 10:47 am

vukos wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:18 am
Do you know if this keyboard is unique only to the 755?
Think so as the 760 series don't have it, and nor do my 770ED and 600. The 300 series might not have it at all due to being a more budget lineup.
Had two Dell CPx's with tactile mechanical keyboards before I sold them but that's a quite different feel still.
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Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 pm

355/360/365 and 750/755 all shared that keyboard.
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