I bet the new keyboard fuss goes away quickly

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dagdagdag234, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. dagdagdag234 macrumors regular

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    Was just thinking, most of the reviews mentioned the little-travel thin keyboard as a tough sell for many people, that it feels less comfortable and clicky, that people who appreciate keyboards would feel Apple compromised their comfort for overall laptop thinness --

    But I do remember not that long ago I switched from a 2009 MBP to a 2014 MBA and I was quite thrown, not realizing the keys on the Air would have less travel than the Pro.

    It took me 2-3 days to adjust and then I was absolutely fine with it.

    Now I'm so used to the Air keyboard that when I used my wife's MBP recently the thicker keys felt weird to me.

    This is why computer purchases are tricky -- so many little nuances we think we'll never get used to, and then we do.

    Am excited to get the new Macbook in 2-3 years when the price comes down and I'm ready to upgrade from my 11" Air.
     
  2. dmitrivich macrumors member

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    This is true - people get used to what they use. It's often assumed that thick, high-travel mechanical keyboards are the gold standard. While low quality "chiclet" keyboard are terrible, I'll take a nice chiclet keyboard, such as Apple makes over any mechanical keyboard, any day. Whenever I'm forced to use a mechanical keyboard anymore, it just seems ponderous and imprecise. I'm sure the new keyboard is fine.
     

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