Keyboard for Gaming

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

  1. Alpha.K macrumors member

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    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

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    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. Dagless macrumors Core

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6502a

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    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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