MBP backlit keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jaxstate, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    My keyboard finally lit up. This is one nifty feature. My Dell using friend was like "DAAAAAYYYYMNNNNN THAT'S SWEET." I'm really happy I went for the MBP over the MB.
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

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    When I first got my 17" PowerBook in February, it was actually during school that I picked it up. So, I bought the computer from work (I worked at a campus computer store) and brought it to the library for its birth.

    The sweet smell of my first Apple was the first thing I noticed, then, the sleekness and slimness of this beautiful machine. I was in utter ecstasy at 9:30am in the Dalhousie University library. People around me must have thought I was really weird.

    Anyway, I had to go to class, so I packed the computer back up in its original box and headed to a criminology lecture. I unpacked my new treasure and sat down for a lecture. As I was typing notes, the teacher announced a presentation, and when the lights went out, the keyboard lit itself up and the screen dimmed slightly. 6 people on either side of me all looked on in wonder.

    When I took it to my then-girlfriend's apartment to show her my new machine, her eyes lit up when she saw the keyboard light up; her iBook didn't do that.

    I know your feeling. What a beautiful and perfect piece of hardware. I thought I'd never need a backlit keyboard since I can type about 70wpm in the dark, but it does come in handy now and then.
     
  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    probably one of my favorite features is the back-lit keyboard. I spend a lot of my time in the bedroom with my 17" MBP watching TV or doing other things, so when I was using the keyboard and it lit up for the first time i was like "waaaah?" Then i remembered the back-lit feature and have loved ever sense.
     
  4. Doctorsti macrumors regular

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    That is the one feature that still has me balking at my MB purchase. Reality is preventing me from spending over 600 dollars to get that though. I am very jealous and I don't even have my MB yet. Graphics cards be damned, I want the ambient light sensor features.
     
  5. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I love this feature. I knew about it before I got my mbp of course, but I had forgotten about it until about 3 days after I brought it home and it lit up. It's so awesome. Not because of a cool factor, but it's so practical.
     
  6. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't be able to justify that for the $$, as cool as it is, i don't look at my keyboard anyway, so it'd be nothing more than a gimmick to me.
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    They keys...they glow!


    One of my favorite features on my MBP! 2ghz dual core processor in a laptop? PSH! Backlit keyboard is where its at!
     

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