|Interface||D-Sub 15 for Apple computer|
|Years of production||~1984 - ~1987|
The Cherry G80-0418 is an Apple compatible Cherry keyboard introduced in 1984. It was introduced together with the IBM compatible G80-0413.
This was one of the first keyboards to feature the well known linear Cherry MX Black switches instead of Cherry M7 / Cherry M9 switches. The Cherry MX Blacks are plate mounted. The space bar switch uses a to this date relatively unkown "Cherry MX Space Black" switch which is noticably heavier in keyweight than a Cherry MX Linear Grey but less so than a Cherry MX Super Black.
Both a caseless variant the G80-0418 and the G80-0418H with a case exist.
The keycaps are ABS doubleshot but many alpha legends are not sharp and look pad printed. The brown modifier keycaps are a mix of thin ABS doubleshots and thick ABS doubleshots. It's most likely that this quality difference between the caps exists because the boards were made before Cherry aquired all their doubleshot molds.
- Brochure of the board: https://deskthority.net/wiki/File:G80-0418.pdf
- Deskthority picture thread of the board: https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/1980s-cherry-unicorn-prototype-find-t17108.html