|Features||Compact 19" keyboard|
|Layouts||101/102 key and 104/105 key in US, DE, and many more.|
|Interface||AT, PS/2 or USB|
|Years of production||1990s/2000s|
The Cherry G80-1800 is a series of PC-compatible keyboards. It is currently in production, made by Cherry. Special versions have model numbers of the form G80-18xx, like for example the Dolch keyboards G80-1813 etc.
Of the regular production series, several variations exist, sharing the same G80-1800 model number. Earlier keyboards have 1.5 units keys (Alt/Control) without a gap in the bottom row and a regular 7 units space bar, while newer models come with Windows keys (1 units keys right of the 6 units space bar). The keycaps have been made in several types of plastics (double-shot ABS, PBT and POM) and in several colour variations. Contemporary keyboards are either completely light grey or black.
Compared to IBM's classic enhanced layout, the numerical key pad has been moved closer to the main keyboard with the arrow keys squeezed in-between and down. The nav cluster has been moved to the top and the Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause/Break keys have been moved into a column to the right of it. To make space, the numpad-0 key and the numpad-<plus> key have been shrunk to 1 unit in size.
In comparison to the Cherry G80-3000, several keys now belong on a different row. These keycaps have a different profile (most noticeably height) and as such, are not fully interchangeable between the G80-1800 and G80-3000. Delete, End, PgDn, numpad-<minus>, ←, ↓, → are so affected.
The keys on the space-bar row on the main keyboard are the same as on the G80-11800 and G80-11900 series. On the variations with Windows keys, the space bar is 6 units wide and the other keys are one unit wide. The winkeyless variants had 1.5 unit Ctrl and Alt keys and full 7-unit space bar as on the winkeyless G80-3000 but all shuffled to the left side.
The very first models were winkeyless, with a DIN interface (switchable XT/AT) and double-shot keycaps. Later models got PS/2 connectors and Windows keys and also had double-shot keycaps.
Like other contemporary Cherry keyboards, current G80-1800s have Windows keys, a USB interface and only laser-etched keycaps in light grey PBT or black POM.
Notable variations below.
Raptor Gaming K1
There is a gaming version called the Raptor Gaming K1 (Cherry article number G80-1890), available in three different variations with and without n-key rollover, with double-shot or laser-etched keycaps.
The Dolch PAC is a series of specialized luggable PCs that came with an integrated screen and a keyboard mounted on the side. Dolch is famous among keyboard enthusiasts for the colour scheme and quality of some of the keyboards: a variation of the G80-1800 labeled G80-1813HFX on the circuit board. All of it was made by Cherry except for the case and cable.
A winkeyless version with blue on black function keys (F1 to F8).
|Model number||Branding||Colour scheme||Other features||Codes known to exist|
|G80-1804 ||Videonics||Black case, beige keycaps||Clear switches|
|G80-1808||Cherry||Unusual switches (Green, Clear, White, linear Grey)|
|G80-1813||Dolch||Colour scheme that led to the "Dolch" colour scheme||Unusual shaped case, has some Doubleshots keycaps that led to the creation of the "Dolch" colour scheme, Cherry MX Blue switches|
|G80-1824||Scitex||Grey or White case||Grey ABS Doubleshot Keycaps, Clear MX switches with one Tactile Grey on the space bar||HAU|
|G80-1838||Compaq||Light grey "albino"||Brown MX switches||HPU|
|G80-1851||Lauer Fischer||Black MX Switches, pbt lasered keycaps||LPMDE, LUCDE|
|G80-1853||Light grey "albino"||Russian RB layout||LPMRB, LRMRB|
|G80-1856||Black MX switches, Doubleshot Keycaps||HQMGB|
|G80-1863||Black||Based on Raptor K1, no NKRO||HUMUS-2|
|G80-1865||Black||Based on Raptor K1. 2-port USB hub.Brown (lasered keycaps with NKro : LXNEU, doubleshots but without NKro : HXNEU),Blue ( lasered keycaps but NKro LWNEU, doubleshots but without NKro : ? (probably HWNEU))||HWNEU, HXNEU, LWNEU, LXNEU, LYNEU|
|G80-1869||Black||Based on Raptor K1. Supplied in fitted carrying case.|
|G80-1890||Raptor Gaming||Black Case||Black ABS Doubleshot Keycaps or PBT lasered Keycaps, multiple choice of switches||HAU, HUARF|
Key cap sizes
All G80-1800 require a 1.75 units right Shift and a 1 unit numpad-0 key. The space bars of the earlier versions is just the regular 7 units, while later versions with Windows keys require a special 6 units space bar.
Signature Plastics has DCS-space bars that fit both variants (6 and 7 units), while there exists only a 7 units space bar in the SA-family.