y11971alex wrote:A NIB recently sold for $102.50 on eBay. XT are apparently much more plentiful than AT versions.
Muirium wrote:The AT is a much more useable keyboard. You can use it very effectively, stock, and it's much more missable than the XT, whose stupid is hard baked in.
I do wonder why there are more XTs out there though. Wasn't t the IBM PC keyboard for a shorter window of time, earlier in the platform's growth?
PC was in production from 1981 to '86, the XT from '83 to '86, and the AT only from '84 to '86,
Not surprising really, people tended to stick with IBM's layouts quite religiously from what I understood. Many stuck with the AT layout when the Model M came out, too.Muirium wrote:@Alex & Fohat: nice history lesson. I was too young at the time. Didn't realise IBM was daft enough to keep the old XT keyboard in production alongside its superior successor. But it's no surprise!
Are the caps from F122s the same as the 4704?
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