Apple wired keyboard - Differences between one with & without number pad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLeW, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. iLeW macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2009
    Hey all. Just checked the tracking and my macbook arrives tomorow if all goes well! So I want to get the apple wired keyboard (not the wireless), but I'm undecided on which version. Is the shorter wired version a lot more cramped than the longer one, in respect to the majorily used keys, or is the spacing the same between the characters for both keyboards. I never use a num pad normally and would like to free up a little space on my desk, but I'm worried that the rest of the keys will be more cramped and uncomfortable to type on. So I was wondering if anyone has had experience with both and could let me know their thoughts. Thanks guys
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    I saw your post, and had to reply

    I started with the BT keyboard, which is the same size as both the MBPs keyboards, it felt extremely small for what it was, which was bad for me! There was just something about it that messed me up all the time. I took it back, bought the wired, with numberpad, and couldnt be happier 5 months later.

    I do miss the no wires, but this is a very nice keyboard, and it has usb ports on it. Sold.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I have the wireless bt version with no keypad and it works great. I would have gotten a wireless version with a keypad for those times when I need to put in alot of numbers but it actually isn't too often. The keys are spaced out the same but they took some getting used to from traditional keyboards, but overall its easy to work with especially because I can manuver it easier than a full length keyboard depending on how I'm facing my desk (sometimes i'll be off to the side organizing books etc).

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