Butterfly v2 totally is different than v1 on rMB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. thadoggfather, Dec 8, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016

    thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    it's interesting bc I feel there's two different general builds of rMB keyboard, a clicky one which is what I've always felt mine was, and a mushy one that feels more like a scissor than butterfly mechanism but with butterfly nudge, that may honestly be more prevalent

    but just got a nTB 13" and the keyboard side by side is absolutely punchier. comically loud starting off like I'm mashing the keys hard when barely pressing, but I think after a few hours of typing its either quieted down a bit (or my typing has adjusted, and/or I'm getting used to it I dunno)

    it begs the question if there's different builds of 2016 keyboards, somewhere I read the TB isn't as clicky as nTB but that may be isolated and anecdotal. just throwing it out there that its not an impossibility of random variation (independent of nTB or TB), since the retro retinas had different build keyboards in my experience too.

    but it's something I prefer, to my rMB keyboard, in any case. doesn't render my rMB useless by any means but my take is this-

    if you loathe butterfly, I can see how you would group this into the same as v1 i.e. no changes even though that isn't the case,

    but if you are amenable to butterfly, just felt it needed a little more finesse, this may be your ticket

    and if you like rMB keyboard, I can't see how you wouldn't like this (again barring the initially smacking noises that are comical, but seem to have subsided), its punchiness translates to slightly more key travel feeling, but not key travel to the extent of now retro retina pro's, of course, that visually stand tall
  2. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2013
    man you are on a roll, rMB 12, then you just got 2013 rmbp 13 and now this!
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    it seems theres a lot of varying opinions of v2 butterfly, so I was excited to actually put it to the test!
  4. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2013
    i was ok with my rMB 12 keyboard but Love the non douche bar 13 keyboard.
  5. brock2621 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    Totally on point, I just got mine and was expecting it to be just like my MacBook, and this feels like it has more travel and is less high-pitched clicky noise. Much more dull (less annoying) sounding.
  6. PieTunes macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I have the new MBP and the keyboard is noticeably better than the ones on the MacBooks. I thoroughly enjoy typing on this one, it has just the right amount of click and travel to feel comfortable to me. It is admittedly loud but I'm used to striking the keys hard when I type.

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