Am I the only one who LIKES the black keyboard on the MB Air?

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  1. sonusocularis macrumors newbie

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    Seriously, what has everyone got against it?

    Looks more technical and functional.

    Black and aluminium is the new white.
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    I like it. Surprised because I don't like the black and aluminum iMac.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I actually like it. Reminds me of a throwback to the Titanium PowerBook G4s. I wish the MacBook Pros had this keyboard.
     
  4. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I haven't been overly thrilled about Apple's material and color choices lately. Especially the iMac and the iPod Nanos. I do like the black on aluminum better than white on aluminum. Their new keyboards sitting next to an iMac makes me shudder.

    The MBA looks ok, though I think there is still room for improvement.
     
  5. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    No, it does look and feel awesome.

    The current MBP keyboard looks funky and dated in comparison.
     
  6. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    Love it: looks great & by all reports feels great too. Would love to see it in a MBP... like right now!
     
  7. Winglet macrumors regular

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    I also think it looks sharp!

    It makes a statement (not sure exactly what statement that is, but it's a statement none the less.)
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I like it.

    I'm thinking of getting a black keyboard for my Macbook, and just changing the keys... seriously. :D
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i haven't actually seen one yet but i'm not that keen on the black keyboard. i do wonder how much more black they could be. the answer is none. none more black.
     
  10. ray648 macrumors regular

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    I wish they would make normal keyboards in aluminium/black instead of the current white ones.
     
  11. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    Powerbook G4 yes...but why?

    It is a throwback to the Titanium Powerbook G4's...which i loved.........

    ...apart from the keyboard colour


    Guys, it'll date really quickly, don't ask me why they did it
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    No, I like it too!

    And x2 on the post above that they should make the keys on the aluminum keyboards black instead of white. And maybe make it backlight! Yeah, not gonna happen.
     
  13. azhelkov macrumors member

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    Anything but current MBP keyboard is fine with me. The current SR MBP keyboard looks cheap, feels cheap, there is no contrast and horrible font. And it works accordingly, just look at Apple discussion forums.
     
  14. meagain macrumors 68030

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    It's growing on me. I suppose it's more practical than white and will show the backlit keys better at night.
     
  15. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    The MacBook Pro keyboard is my favorite Apple laptop keyboard. The one on my G3 iBook is pretty good. I hate the MacBook keyboard.
     
  16. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I love the black keyboard. The black-on-aluminum contrast is beautiful. It kind of reminds me of the TiBook, it's sort of Apple's retro style. I prefer this style over white.
     
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    it does remind me of a dell. To me the black just doesn't match. I would have liked to have seen the whole computer black. As they say black is slimming! Haha. I'm sure the keyboard will grow on me.
     
  19. jdiddy macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if the keys on the MBA keyboard are the same as the black Macbook? If thats the case then it would have the same problem of getting all shiny after a bit of use. I hope the keys are made of a different material.
     
  20. clayj macrumors 604

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    The black keyboard looks fine to me. I agree that having illuminated letters on black keys will make it easier to work with, and it might even help save power since the illumination will contrast more against black keys than against silver.
     
  21. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    you guys have GOT to be kidding me...black on aluminum?


    i guess its a matter of taste, eh?
     
  22. tiamat1990 macrumors member

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    The moment I saw I thought it was the coolest part of the Air. It looks so damn good! Especially in the dark when the backlight goes on! :eek:
     
  23. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    I like it. I'd love for the Macbooks to have a backlit keyboard, the only real feature I'd miss on them.
     
  24. tiamat1990 macrumors member

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    Yeah I know. It seems like such an easy upgrade :(
     

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