If The Aluminum Macbook Comes Out, What keyboard do you want??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Winter Charm, Aug 16, 2008.

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Whick Keyboard would you prefer??

  1. MBA Keyboard (with spaced out keys that are backlit and thin)

    81.7%
  2. MBP keyboard (with classic style keys that are backlit.

    18.3%
  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    IF the Aluminum Macbook comes out, what keyboard do you want - the backlit style keyboard of the MBA or the Classic style keyboard of the MBP (also backlit)

    BIG NOTE: before you vote, please note that this is assuming that BOTH keyboards match the case color (not like the current MBA) - this is only an issue about the chicklet vs classic keys (i also assume that both are backlit!!!)
     
  2. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i would like the MBA keyboard (but with silver keys - so that they match the macbook - one reason im going with this laptop is because, aside from the mobility, the keyboard is simply awesome - and i would love to see an aluminum version (i didnt like how the keys were made black in the MBA - they should have been silver to match the casing.)

    but now i want to hear your opinions!!!
     
  3. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    I voted for MBP keyboard. It's very close to the keyboard on my laptop (HP Pavillion), which I love. I've used the MB keyboard a few times and until I get used to it (which should be soon; iMac coming soon) I prefer the MBP style.
     
  4. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    MBA keys definitely. That thing looks sweet, and every time I've used an air I never had any problems with the keyboard feel or any of that. It looks great and for me, feels great to.
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    After using the chicklet keyboards with my macbook and two desktops, I find it hard to type on my PowerBook. MacBook Air keyboard, for sure.
     
  6. MacBook08 macrumors regular

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    MBA Keys for sure!!

    I love the MacBook Air keyboard. I've never used it before but I do own an apple wireless aluminum keyboard (which is very similar) and it feels so good. I can't wait til the new macbook comes out!! I'll finally be able to stop using my mom's pc!!!:D
     
  7. Tensakun macrumors 6502

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    Can't really give an informed opinion--I've been using and loving my PB 12" keyboard for the past 4 years. I've heard from others that the chicklet KB is very nice once you get used to it. But I agree with the other poster about not wanting the keys in a contrasting color with the rest of the 'book.
     
  8. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, i am hoping that they actually do NOT make the keys contrasting to the case color - if the case is a silver aluminum for the current "white MB" then i would like matching keys - but in the chicklet design AND with a backlihgt.

    For the black macbook - i dont know how they will do it - but IF they use BLACK aluminum, i would like for them to have Black Aluminum keys to match IT...

    i 100% agree with you on this - that's the only reason i didnt go for an MBA - they keyboard just doesnt match.

    (i travel a LOT and need a good laptop soon, as me decripit toshiba harprtown notebook is about to die.) - i dont want the MBA - not powerful enough for what i do and thers a lack of HD space - i am waiting for the updated MB to come out with the aluminum casing, - it is compact, light, and still decently powerful. also, 250GB is a good bit of space :D

    so that's why i put out this poll, i really liked the current chicklet keys - and i dont want them to go away! [as long as they dont clash with the casing color]
     
  9. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i just didnt like how the color clashed, but other than that it's simply AWESOME, AWE INSPIRING, and if there ever was a HOLY KEYBOARD - the MBA KEYBOARD would be IT!
     
  10. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    also, i believe that as long as you dont spill liquid on them, chicklet keyboards are VERY easy to clean :D
     
  11. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to have to disagree with some posters, I want contrasting keys. Not black keys though. White ones!
    White and aluminum would be a sweet deal!
    I love my MB keyboard its the best I've typed on, bar the new imac keyboards.
     
  12. queshy macrumors 68040

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    MBA Keyboard > MBP kb (for me anyway) so I hope they change it - and they probably will.
     
  13. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    White and aluminum? I'm not too sure how well that would go over, if Apple ever decided to do that.
     
  14. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Check out the new Apple keyboards. I heard they were aluminum and white ;)
     
  15. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    I think it would look sexy! :D
    Plus it'd be a subtle way of separating the pro models from the consumer ones if you get me
    I saw a mock up on a thread on here a while ago it looked tasty
     
  16. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    I don't think the new macbooks' keys will be backlit. How is apple going to distinguish the product lines then? lack of dedicated GPU, color?
     
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  18. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a picture to post? I love looking at mockups.

    I really don't think it is necessary for the pro models to be distinguished from the consumer models by the looks. Anyone who's buying a laptop should do research about what they're buying, and that's how people will tell the difference; by doing research.

    Sorry if I came across as a bit of a jerk, I didn't mean to.
     
  19. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    I think this would be amazing on the new MB
     
  20. darklyt macrumors regular

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    A black keyboard would go much better with the black bezel I think. It would be more uniform, like Apple tends to make its products.
     
  21. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I like both, so I'd have to say the MB gets the current keyboard, maybe an extra option for backlit (like $50 more or something). And the MBP should keep the old keyboard, I just like the feel of it (its more "pro-ish") compared to the cheap white plastic keys of the MB.

    To the post with the mockup, I'd have to say the color scheme looks disgusting. the bezel is black, the keys are white and the case is silvery. bad color scheme, although design looks awesome.
     
  22. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    A valid point but why does the slim alu keyboard have white keys then?
    Maybe to match the Mighty Mouse?
     
  23. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    Its not my poor photoshopping :D
     
  24. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    put it this way - right now the MBP keyboard is completely different from the MB keyboard - if they just keep the MB keyboard, put a backlight, and add aluminum, it would be GREAT - that's what i meant when i said "like the MBA keyboard"
     
  25. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    The MBA..... I fully agree with SJ when he said its the BEST keyboard they've ever shipped!

    Black please! Having to 'rub' my white MB and its keyboard with an eraser is very very tough!
     

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