keyboard quality for gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by feuxfollets, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    How is the keyboard on this for gaming, SC2 in particular?

    Having used a mechanical keyboard primarily at my desktop, I can't really stand the typical chiclet keys for gaming; I feel much slower on them.

    Kind of on the fence about buying this, versus a Dell or something else with actual keys.
     
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    ZBoater

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    USB keyboard maybe?
     
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    jadam

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    It's a good keyboard, but you have to get used to the FN key being where the Ctrl key normally is, takes a little getting used to the positioning. Key actuation is good though, better than most laptops I would say. I normally play with a mechanical keyboard as well(Coolermaster Quickfire Storm) I would also recommend playing with a mouse.

    I made a video of SC2 on the MBA 2013 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFE15JvTCBA
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    carrying a mechanical keyboard around kind of defeats the purpose of getting a light laptop. as for the fn/ctrl thing i could just remap them, so that's not a problem, i'm more interested in the feeling of the keys. i have an envy 14 currently and hate playing sc2 on it's keyboard.
     
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    jadam

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    I don't mean to imply you should carry around a mechanical keyboard, that's a bit excessive! I merely mentioned it as a point of reference since i use one as well on my desktop for sc2 gaming.

    The keys feel great, however its such a subjective experience that you should honestly test one out yourself.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry that was in response to the person before who said "usb keyboard"
     

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