backlit keyboard on refresh model

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MR.BUTTON, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Vancouver,Canada and Shanghai,China
    hey everyone!question about the new MBA:will the refresh cancel the backlit keyboard again?there are examples of the backlit system blocks speaker sound,eats battery and increase weight,etc.but i appreciate the backlit keyboard more.bow for ideas:)
  2. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    Highly unlikely that they will remove it with a "minor" update.
  3. Hichisky macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2010
    blocks speaker sound

    I don't own the version without the backlit keyboard, but I highly doubt the difference is worth removing the back lighting. That is, I don't believe people would be complaining if the original version also had a backlit keyboard. Maybe the ventilation of speakers could be made better, but not remove the backlight.

    eats battery

    I haven't tried testing a battery cycle with the backlight and with out it, so I am unsure as to how much power consumption it has. But it can be turned to lower outputs and even off, to which I would hope brings its consumption down to nothing.

    increases weight

    A few tiny LED's and the thin circuitry along with it? Has to be a small amount of weight! I would like to know the difference on that one. :)

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