17 MBP Antiglare looks great. Except for the black keys

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    Apple should release a CTO option with silver keys, or grey version of the black hideous chicklet keys. The black keyboard in an otherwise sea of silver just looks out of place
  2. amrk47 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    you have no sense of taste or style
  3. Hack On Wheels macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    Oh yes, heaven forbid someone questions the designers!

    Last time I checked, as holy as the Macs are, freedom of speech was still a right.
  4. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Actually I kinda agree with the OP from pictures I've seen. If Apple would have added a black bezel like on the glass ones, then it would definitely look much more "in place".
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
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    Some people dont like change, im one of those people, but now ive got used to the black keys i much prefer them :) and the chiclet keyboard, once your used to it, is much much better to type on, i actually struggle to type on old style keyboards now because theyre so rubbish.
  6. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2008
    I agree that the black keys look out of place with the silver bezel but if they decide to have a matte version on the 15 inch, I could care less what color the keys are...I will buy it.
  7. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I would love it if they used white keys :) There are mods out there on how to do it... but I'm sure it voids the warranty.
  8. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    While I am indifferent to the black keys, I would love it if Apple anodized the entire aluminum unibody in black. I would buy a black aluminum MacBook Pro in a nanosecond!
  9. harry454 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
  10. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    You know as I stare at my new "Matte"Book Pro, and the black gasket around the silver bezel, Apple probably hasn't found an inexpensive way to anodize aluminum black. Otherwise, I think they probably would have made the silver frame around the anti glare display black — if only to keep the look of the notebook consistent with the glossy glass version.
  11. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    Yeh, white would look good. However, I read the key backlighting wouldnt work as the white key set is taken from the MBs which dont have that feature :rolleyes:
  12. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    I might be wrong, but I'd be very surprised if the silver frame around the anti glare display was metal and not plastic.
    I used to think the silver keys on the previous generation MBP were metal until I realized otherwise.
  13. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    The Nano and Classic iPods are black anodized, so I really don't see how that'd be a problem.
  14. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    a thread where the argument is about the color of keys...................nice
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    I don't think black keys look bad with the silver bezel on the MBA. I think it looks great. However, I don't think the 17" MBP looks good with it because it's so large that the keyboard always looks disproportionately small. The black keys simply do not help. Perhaps it would look good on the 15" MBP.
  16. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2005
    I don't like the look of the black keys, but they backlighting definitely works better with the blacks than the silver ones.
  17. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Apple's designer, Ive, is going back to the industrial look of his original Titanium Powerbook of nine years ago with the black keys.

    And the Titanium of course referred back to the 1960's Braun designs, which in turn referred back to the classic Modernism of the best industrial designers of the day.

    Ive's infatuation with Braun is well known. Braun's reference back to design concepts of the Bauhaus onward is well known. Ive is the pre eminent industrial designer of our day, and his G4 Cube deserves its spot in the Modern Museum of Art, as does his iMac G3, his iPod, his Tibook etc.

    I think the Al. mb, and mbp's are very beautiful works of form and function. The Titanium also had a silver bezel with black keys. Sort of reminds you of an typewriter.

    I looked at my MB the other day, closed. It really is a thing of beauty. Except for the no firewire of course.

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