Cherry G80-3000

Cherry G80-3000

The Cherry G80-3000 is one of the most successful mechanical keyboards from Cherry. The first version was released in the end of the 1980s. Since then, the keyboard was reworked several times, but in the core it’s still the same. Cherry still produces the keyboard today, the manufacturer promotes the keyboard with the slogan “Accurate and reliable even after years of service!”.

Cheap Mechanical Cherry Keyboard

The Cherry G80-3000 is a mechanical keyboard without any extras or fancy features. There are no macro keys or media controls, there is no illumination and no win lock function. But in exchange for passing on all these features, you get a cheap mechanical keyboard with original Cherry MX switches.
Based on the chosen model, the Cherry G80-3000 is featured with Cherry MX Black, Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brown.

They keyboard only allows four keys pressed at once and is therefore not suitable for professional gaming. But it’s perfectly fine for fast writing and common gaming. But gamers are not really the target group for this keyboard anyway. The Cherry G80-3000 is for all those, who want a durable, cheap mechanical keyboard for everyday tasks and don’t need fancy extras. The keyboard has a 175 cm long USB cable, but can also be connected via PS/2 with the included adapter.

World Championship for the Fastest Typist

Intersteno organizes a world championship for typewriting every two years. The fastest typists from all over the world travel there to compete. Helena Zaviačičová, winner of multiple championships, has used the Cherry G80-3000 several times to win. In an interview, she says “The G80-3000 from Cherry is by far the best, fastest and most reliable keyboard that I can use to exceed the limit of 800 characters per minute.” (Source).

Tech Specs for Cherry G80-3000

Dimensions: 470 x 195 x 44 mm
Weight: 935 g
Connection: USB and PS/2
Illumination: No illumination
Cable Length: 175 cm
Key Rollover: 4KRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: No media controls
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Cherry MX Black, Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: -

Further Information on

Cherry MX Blue Switch Standard Corded Keyboard - 104 Keys (G80-3000LSCEU-2)
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PC Advisor

February 28, 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars

"The Cherry G80-3000 is like a Timex watch running a Rolex movement. The case is serviceable but designed down to a price; but the bits that make it tick are really quite special. "

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April 30, 2011

68 / 100 Points

"Preiswerte mechanische Tastatur für Vielschreiben und Gelegenheitsspieler. Für Profis eignet sich die G80-3000 nicht, da sie maximal vier parallele Tastenanschläge auseinander halten kann. "

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