Cherry MX Board Silent Keyboard Review


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Cherry MX Board Silent G80-3000 Keyboard Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: Cherry GmbH
Product Name: MX Board Silent G80-3000
Model Number: G80-3494LTCEU-2
EAN: 4025112087158
Price As Tested: $138 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cherry.

Being the successor to the classic G80-3000, the Cherry MX Board Silent G80-3000 comes equipped with genuine Cherry MX Silent switches. The MX Board Silent features a standard 104 international key layout and a simple exterior design. Built for an office environment, the MX Silent switches provide silent keystrokes to keep keyboard noise down to a minimum. This keyboard does come in two flavors: MX Silent Red and MX Silent Black. Cherry has sent Benchmark Reviews the one with MX Silent Black switches. Let’s take a look at what this keyboard has to offer.


  • CHERRY MX Silent switches with Gold Crosspoint
    contact technology
  • Noise-optimized MX key switch version with patented
    noise reduction, using an integrated 2-component
    stem which clearly minimizes noise at bottom-out and
  • Over 50 million keystrokes per switch without
    compromising quality
  • Long-lasting, safe switching performance with
    renowned “Original CHERRY Quality”, tried-andtested
    a billion times over
  • N-key rollover: Simultaneous operations of up to 14
    keys without any key ghosting effects
  • PC and Mac compatible over USB

Technical Data

  • Approx. 935 g (without packaging)
  • Approx. 1150 g (with packaging)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 50 °C
  • Cable Length: approx. 1.75 m
  • Current Consumption: Typ.15 mA
  • Interface: USB (PS/2 via adaptor)
  • System Requirements: USB or PS/2 connection
  • Delivery Volume:
    • CHERRY MX Silent Keyboard
    • Quick Guide
    • PS/2 Adapter
  • Dimensions (product): Approx. 470 x 195 x 44 mm
  • Packaging Dimensions: Approx. 495 x 255 x 50 mm
  • Reliability: MTBF > 80,000 hours, MCBF > 1 billion operations
  • Keyboard :
    • Key technology MX Silent
    • Service life, standard key: >50 million
      key operations
    • Inscription technology: Laser
    • Inscription layout: EU
    • Number of keys: 104
  • Warranty: 2 years


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