Keyboard for Gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alpha.K, May 2, 2011.

  1. Alpha.K macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    How does the MBP's keyboard perform as far as gamin goes, especially in FPS games such as CS:S and TF2?
    Does the keyboard show signifigant wear after prolonged usage such as the keys appearing shiny and the letters fading?
    Finally, would a dedicated keyboard from a company such as Razer or Steelseries suit my purposes better and be worth the additional $60-$80?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Any keyboard will wear after extended use. It depends on your preference, but I find the existing keyboard quite limited for gaming. It's nice to have dedicated function keys that aren't half the size of a normal keyboard. It's also nice to have a num pad.
  3. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    I'm not a pro-gamer, but I've been asked to compete in tournaments and such but that whole scene just isn't for me. But I love my Apple keyboard for gaming, the wired one with numeric pad (though I never need to use the numpad). That with a Razer mouse - perfect!

    Latency is low, chiclet-style keyboard is quick and quiet. Low profile. Can't really fault it.
  4. Inara macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I have a Logitech G15 plus a Razer Imperator (my previous mouse was a Logitech G5). I am happy with those, even if now I play mostly with the built in keyboard and the Razer mouse.
  5. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I had a G15, now moved to a G110 (same thing without the screen) and I love it, plus a Razer DeathAdder 1st gen.

    I feel totally limited by the built-in KB, since control is shifted over. I also tend to press a lot harder when I game, so I worry about my built-in KB. Those are personal opinions though, you might feel differently.
  6. Inara macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Obviously the G15/G110 is a different story from the built-in keyboard but nowadays I play often in my bed and using the MBP+Razer+G15 it is not comfortable for me. On a desk, Logitech KB+ Razer mouse are always a good choice
  7. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    I use a Logitech G19 for gaming. I did pay $200 for it, but I love it. Works great in both Mac and Windows.

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