Aluminum Keboard

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Me1000, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    If I buy a Mac Pro from apple, will it come with an old white keyboard, or an aluminum one?

    What if I bought a refurb?


    Thanks, :)
     
  2. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    all macpros come with old one sorry
     
  3. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    As the Mac Pro's are so expensive you get a trial of iWork and a(n) aluminum keyboard and mighty mouse (white). If you are lucky there may be a trial of MS Office.

    You do not get Nanosaur though. For that you pay extra.
     
  4. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    doh!

    my mistake. Apple are so cheap you get the old keyboard. You can buy the new one later on though and use the old one to type letters about customer care to Apple.

    seriously the Mac Pro is soon to be updated inc. the new keyboard. hold fire if you can till MWSF
     
  5. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok, thanks...

    not the answer I wanted though! heh
    :)
     
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    I like the old keyboards better, but they're crumb machines. The outer part is a stupid design.

    If Apple builds a numpad in the wireless version of the new keyboard, I'll buy it. In the meantime, I'll stick to the old one.
     
  7. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, on the crumbs… but I wouldn't buy one of the new ones.

    The keyboard is the reason I switched to Apple (foolish, eh?) :)
     
  8. rectangular macrumors member

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    Agreed 100%
     
  9. network23 macrumors 6502

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    Mine has a tiny dead cockroach husk between the keypad and the arrow keys.
     
  10. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Old keyboard it better. New one is awful to use.
     
  11. iSavant macrumors regular

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    New keyboard is better. Old keyboard is awful to use. :)

    Maybe someone should start a poll... totally a personal preference thing.
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    Personally I prefer the new one comfort-wise and aesthetically...
     
  13. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    me too, i've hated that old keyboard for years, and since i've had a chance to get used to the new style on my macbook, i've grown quite fond of it....
     
  14. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Not that this thread is about which keyboard is better, but just to set the record straight...the new aluminum one is!:p
     
  15. Mac6272 macrumors member

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    Another vote for Alum!!! I think we see the true champ!
     
  16. Octobot macrumors regular

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    The old one being such a dirt collector.. new one FTW.
     
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    agreed, my keyboard is covered inside with hair and crumbs and its horrible to clean every few months...

    although i prefer the wireless version having no number keypad, nice to be able to wander about with it not weighing half a ton, unlike this one...
     
  18. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Can you pop the keys off the new 'boards as easily?
     
  19. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    My old one is all yucky! I'm going to clean it next week.
     
  20. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    does anyone else think the old keys are a work out?
    i sometimes think you have to push really hard... i mean compare it to the MBP keys and even the new keyboard for Imac.

    anyone else feel this way?
     
  21. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Keeps my fingers @ optimum efficency and muscle tone.
     
  22. RichP macrumors 68000

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    I found my older keyboards would become increasingly less smooth over time. I am happy with the aluminum one, more than I thought I would be. It is very comfortable to use.

    My only complaint, like everyone else, is there is not a wireless version that has a number pad.
     
  23. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    I´d be intrested to know how many people actually need the number pad?
    Of the people I know nobody uses them.
    I understand some people in the speciality field find them relevant, say,programmers,accountants and people from the peanut gallery in general.
    It is a relic from the IBM computing era,when the computers were used for,you know,computing stuff?

    Wonder if the apple has done some profound survey in the area and have found out that 99% people dont use it?

    I personally hate the white BT keyboard. Not only because it is a piece of **** (allready broken) but because it takes so much space.
    With a wacom,mouse and the keyboard,the desk space runs out fast.

    Maybe that is why I have 2 of the alu ones on order atm...
     
  24. alfogator macrumors member

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    You need it to play Civilization :D;)
     
  25. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    I use the ENTER key on the number pad all the time.
     

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