Keyboard on late 2013 rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TNM, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. TNM macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I was playing with the new macbooks in 2 shops here in Japan and I got curious about the keyboard.

    It feels quite different from other macbooks. The older 13", new 15, MBA were all nearby and their keyboard felt much better in both shops I went by (one which was an official apple store).

    This had a Japanese keyboard and it felt sort of like the keys where very loosely attached and lacked much feedback/resistance.

    It also felt like the movement of the keys where smaller than other macbooks which I think is actually the reality (just look at how close the top of the key is to the aluminium chassis, definitely less than other macbooks) but I think this maybe was mostly noticable due to the lack of feedback/resistance.

    Anyone else have noticed this?
    Japanese keyboards only?
     
  2. whitehme macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a new rMBP 15 inch and the biggest disappointment I have is the keyboard. They are just mushy soft contact keys that give no feedback. Very similar to what other makers such as HP are doing. My last mbp was a 2009 13inch model that felt like it had a higher quality keyboard.
     
  3. vpro macrumors 65816

    vpro

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    Interesting - great post, I will have to investigate because typing is my favourite activity on these machines. Be back soon!
     
  4. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    It's not just the Japanese keyboard. The rMBP keyboards have shorter key travel and a different feel than the ones in Air, or older MBP models.

    I quite like the rMBP keyboard now that I'm used to it, but many prefer the longer key travel.
     
  5. TNM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the feedback.
    May I ask you are you talking about the late 2013 rMBP or some other computer?

    I felt that an older rMBP (early 2013) that was still in one shop had a better feel. I think the 15" late 2013 was better as well.

    The 13" late 2013 had a cheap feel to it in both shops I tried it.
     
  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, forgot to mention it. I'm talking about the 15" mid 2012 and 13" late 2012 models, I haven't had a chance to try the late 2013 yet.
     

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