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I'm going to point at the TK-80 with the TK-80BS external keyboard: (The image is from [NEC] TK-80 (IPSJ Computer Museum).) Unfortunately this doesn't answer your question fully, since you ask for a microcomputer that came as standard with a full keyboard that included a numpad that also contained the hex digits, and this is a computer plus an expansion kit ...


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None that I know of (*1). Where would the use case be (*2) - it's allways about the use case. On a single boarder all data is hex, so the keyboard needs hex plus function keys. They are not necessarily 'simplified' - some of them had more keys than 'full' keyboards - but special to purpose. Same as other to purpose keyboards, like for registers or CNC ...


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Apparently you misunderstood the reasoning behind a hex keypad: It never was a means to ease input of hex characters, but rather the cheapest method to input anything at all. Early single board computers like the KIM-1 or µProfessor used this as the only (and cheapest) method to enter everything. Later, "full-size" home computers like the Apple II ...


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