MacBook to have Illuminated Keyboard

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  1. Portable2 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone heard if the MacBook's are going to have a backlit keyboard like the MacBook Pro's?? Any thoughts / suggestions are appreciated!!
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    I will never buy a Macbook Pro again :rolleyes:

    I don't think it is likely though, Macbooks are already very cheap for what you get.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    No, illuminated keyboard is a feature associated with Pro, so macbook's won't get them.
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i would very highly doubt it. The backlit keyboard is an incentive for people to go pro.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Your thread title is a statement, while your post is a question. Which is it? If it's the former, what's your source/evidence?
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps when the MacBook Pro comes with OLED keyboard but then again, I would probably say it is not going to happen in the foreseeable future.
     
  7. minus the ben macrumors newbie

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    I doubt very highly the MacBooks will ever get backlit keyboards. Thinking about it though, does apple think "pros" have a harder time typing in the dark than the average consumer? I'd suspect it's exactly the opposite, but whatever. I should note, I do have a PowerBook G4 with a backlit keyboard....but it serves no real purpose other than looking cool and making people go "what did your computer just do?"
     
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    why?

    bingo.
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Why not?

    The Macbook Pro (at least my stinky 15") has such a lousy display that even my previous Macbook trumps it by miles. Personally I don't care much for the backlit keyboard, and the A$1500 difference between the two laptops is more than enough for me to go on a spending spree to get a PeeCee that games like no mac has ever gamed before... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Please go ahead. I can't possible see what should hold you back at this point.
     
  11. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    the backlit keyboard is a nice feature to have, but few and far between are the instances where i actually have a use for it. i think i may have used it.....5 times. in over a 18 months of ownership.

    S
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    what if the backlight was red:rolleyes: :D
     
  13. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, on my powerbook, aside from demos to fascinated coworkers, I never used the backlight.

    I'm a good enough typist that 95% of the time I don't need to look at the keyboard. In those cases that I needed to, the backlight from the display was enough to see the keys.

    I did found it very annoying in mid-light conditions though, there would be a point where the light would turn on, but it just blended in with the keys, and made it look like the keys were unlabelled -- I didn't need the labels, but from an aesthetic point of view it was annoying. Then it would get darker, and the backlight would start to become distracting.

    I really don't miss it with the MacBook.
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Apart from the fact that I have already purchased a Macbook Pro...
     
  15. djkny macrumors 6502

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    That's why I returned mine after a month (and this, the Core 2 DUO) and got my $1800 cash back. Now, I feel less guilty, and better with my options in front of me -- spring for a Macbook C2D, or wait it out until core 2 duo refurbs show up some time after MWSF.
     

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