just got a macBook, is illuminated keyboard worth $400??

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  1. megadon macrumors 6502

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    the one I have doesn't have the illuminated keyboard, and I don't need the extra gigs and other stuff, but all tax included, you guys think its worth it?
    its in canadian dollars if it makes a diff
     
  2. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    me? nope, don't think it's worth it. check what I did to my MB by saving that money. (sig)
     
  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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  4. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks a lot,
    ya I already have an external hard drive, so the extra gigs would be pretty useless..

    but I'm gonna check out the link..thanks..
     
  5. sjc83 macrumors 6502

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  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I got it because of the illuminated keyboard. Can't live without it... but I wish I got the 2.0GHz model now because I'm using my MacBook as a desktop and taking the MacBook Pro everywhere.
     
  7. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    It's nice, I have it on the MBP, but it's not $400 nice.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I think that the better processor and extra HD space is worth it. It's more like $300 and not $400.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The keyboard and close to half a Ghz is def worth the $300.
     
  10. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    I got the 2.4GHz model mostly because I figured if I'm going to shell out all this money I'm gonna go all out so I don't regret it later. The keyboard is pretty nice, after using it for the past week (my MB is brand new) I turn the back lights off and I don't know how I went without it on my old HP notebook. I'm more than pleased with my $1800+ purchase (well $1700 with MS Office after my discount).
     
  11. rimbdizz macrumors newbie

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    totally worth it. it is so sexy and superficial. you can see where your money went rather than just visualizing that you bought better hardware (ie faster cpu and stuff....)
     
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  13. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely not. Do you know what's worth $400? Four $100 dollar bills - that you can use to spur the economy elsewhere.
     
  14. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    You can always buy a 2.4 refurbished for about $150 CAN more than the 2.0 new. I heard the refurbished are exactly like a new unit without the fancy box...
     
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  16. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If you know how to type without looking at the keyboard, it's worthless.
     
  17. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    I can type just fine without looking at the keyboard but it's still nice to have because of the function keys.
     
  18. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    It's pricey, but man, I can't imagine no backlighting. I love it!
     
  19. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    so not worth it, my gf has it b/c she's possessive and superficial :D i memorized my keyboard and use the extra $$ somewhere else.
     
  20. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine all the time while I am watching TV so for me it is a must. Its one of my favorite things with the Macbook.
     
  21. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure I'd use it if I had it, but it's one of those things where I'd take it b/c it was free, rather than pay for it.
     
  22. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    pffft
    How is spending the money on a Mac different than spending it elsewhere?
     
  23. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Never had an issue, but I guess that's why they offer it as an option :apple:
     
  24. Boston Fan macrumors member

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    The difference between the educational discounts on the two models, plus the value of the additional HD space (which I needed) made the difference only $160. That was easily worth it for me for the illuminated keyboard and faster processor.
     
  25. MacGeek767 macrumors member

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    the keyboard is not worth $400

    the other stuff that comes with that new MacBook compared to the older MacBook, however, is...
     

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