|Layouts||101/102 Keys US ANSI and many International variants|
|Interface||AT, PS/2, or both|
|Years of production||1987–2001|
The Cherry G80-1000 is the first Model M-style layout keyboard for the homecomputer market of the late 1980 and early 1990. It came in a lot of variants of switches and some variants supported both the AT and ps/2 protocol.
The G80-1000 was the first full-size keyboard introduced by Cherry for the desktop market. With clear inspiration taken from the IBM Model M, it was an affordable alternative keyboard with a high durability. Various variants of the G80-1000 have been produced between the introduction in 1987 and the last seen variant in 2011. Price had been around 110 DM (55 EUR).
The case design was more sturdy and esentially of a more high quality than the Cherry G80-3000. In contrast to its successor which has clicked in stabilizers, the stabilizers of the G80-1000 are fixated with screws from the backside of the PCB.
Unlike the G80-3000, the G80-1000 was never made with Windows keys and was eventually phased out to be replaced by the G80-3000 and G83 series rubber dome keyboards.
Some models are usable with both, the AT and the PS/2 protocol.
For life-size pictures, please take a look into the G80-1000 Gallery!
- G80-1000 HFD (German layout, blue switches, no n-key rollover)
- G80-1000 HAD (German layout, black switches, n-key rollover)
- G80-1000 HAR (Russian layout, black switches, n-key rollover)
- G80-1000 HAE/13 (Spanish layout, black switches)
How to Disassemble
Just loosen the 4 screws on top. Similar to IBM Model M (101 key), you need a narrow screw driver! Unless the original, a cross-point is sufficient.