Just tried the new keyboard on the MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kevinkyoo, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Garbage. My dad bought one from best buy today. Really, I get why they made the change for the MacBook since its size. But really, Apple? You want pros to use this computer and type on it for hours each day? The changes are extremely subtle. I use my MBA's and a mechanical keyboard, and it's simply boggling that people's main comments on this are, "Oh, you'll get used to it." Uh, what? If you tell me about anything else that I have to get used to it, that means that at best, it's divisive, and has a good proportion of people not happy about it.

    There are so many other things I dislike about these machines, but why Apple is still using the garbage butterfly mechanisms for PRO machines is mind blowing.
     
  2. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Some people like them and others dont. Not everyone is the same
     
  3. kevinkyoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The keyboard on the MBP's before were universally praised. Hell, even the Magic Keyboard 2 is decent. Why go from a satisfaction rating of 80-90% to 50%?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I am willing to bet you dislike the buttterfly keyboard.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Keyboard use is a tactile experience, so people grow an almost intimate connection to it. No wonder that there is a wave of dissatisfaction when this experience changes. I am sure its mostly subjective though. If the new keyboard is similar to the 12" MBP, then I'm all for it. More stable keys and easier on the fingers.
     
  6. Rob_2811 Suspended

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    You should really be solving crimes rather than wasting time on here :D
     
  7. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    It's all relative. Pretty much everything feels like trash relative to a cherry blue to me. For me. If the keyboard has reliable and consistent feedback as well as output it's a fine keyboard. Weather you like like the tactile experience is matter of taste.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Your exaggeration is juvenile. That was an inside joke intended for @kevinkyoo. He mentioned in previous posts he didn't like the butterfly style keyboards. But more than happy to explain it to you.
     
  9. Rob_2811 Suspended

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    :(
     
  10. Havre macrumors newbie

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    True, but why go with something so many dislike? They could easily have gone with a version which at least most people would have found acceptable. This is a bit like a car manufacturer only selling cars in one colour and making that colour flashy pink - some will love it, but many will hate it.
     
  11. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    To make it thinner.
     
  12. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Kinda sad my flat as hell apple smart keyboard for my ipad pro has better key travel and feel than an expensive laptop
     
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I tried it out. It's like the 12" rMB keyboard. I'm thrilled. It's a superior keyboard. Old people don't like change. They always fight change.
     
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I don't like it either similarly to keyboards w/ too much travel.
     
  15. Havre macrumors newbie

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    I guess so.

    But I also think if it hadn't been for the rMB the keyboard wouldn't have been like this. They had a product and went from there instead of making the keyboard that makes most sense for such a computer.
     
  16. mklnz macrumors regular

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    While I'm sure there are people that are truly dissatisfied with the new keyboard, I feel like the majority of people simply don't like change.

    You can't appreciate something from just trying it for a few minutes, especially for a keyboard.

    I have had a MacBook 12" for well over a year now and I have to say I have absolutely 0 issues with it. Which one do I prefer? The one that I'm used to of course, which is now the new butterfly keyboard.
     
  17. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    I didn't realize the new MBP had that. I hated typing on the 12" MB though part of that was that it was a very hard and unstable feel because of the thinness of the laptop. While the keyboard on my 2013 MBP is nowhere near a mechanical one, it is acceptable to type on. Having something with barely any key travel just so Apple can make it thinner is another nail to the MBP's coffin.
     
  18. altair7 macrumors member

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    It's not a superior keyboard. The macbook version is awful. It's sad that this one has no more travel. They really could have added 1 mm to the thickness to put in a keyboard with some travel. Also I'm only 34.
     
  19. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    let me guess.. you tried it out for 5 minutes and came to this decision?
    Have you tried the 12" macbook keyboard before hand for a while to see if there is an actual difference?
     
  20. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. You're all old and dont like change! Come on grandpa!

    Its obviously not that it has little key travel. Its just that people are stupid.

    Am i getting that logic down?
     
  21. trims macrumors regular

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    Don't worry pal. Irony is not universally understood. Made me chuckle anyway. ;-)
     
  22. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if having slightly less keystroke will be healthier for long term typing medical issues?
     
  23. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Don't agree with calling the ones who don't like it old, but I do agree with you keyboard assessment, I love the keyboard on my MacBook, I think it's much better than the old style, and if these new ones have improved on it great.
     
  24. ihatetoregister macrumors 6502

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    Can someone explains me what is the issue ? I don't really understand what is the difference and how that would impact me if I order this dumb laptop.
     
  25. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    will be healthier but in return will make our hand shakes very fragile. A trade off.
     

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