Macbook keyboard poll

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by navaira, Nov 24, 2015.

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How do you feel about the 12" rMB keyboard?

  1. Love it

    52 vote(s)
    69.3%
  2. Hate it

    22 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. There's a new keyboard?

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. navaira macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    #1
    As per subject. I have a strange feeling Apple is going to put the same keyboard in all its forthcoming laptops, because thin. Do you like it?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    #2
    If anything they would switch to the new scissor mechanism and profile of the stand alone magic keyboard. With that said, I really like the macbook keyboard, but I like the stand alone magic keyboard best. IMO, it is the perfect blend of the two. I bet apple has replaced a lot of MacBooks b.c the butterfly mechanism is failing. This is one of those things I do not think is a "forum" problem.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    #3
    I don't really like it, feels like you're typing on a flat surface with no real 'blind feel' for what's where, so I find it difficult to touch type. That said you can still type quickly on it, it's just something I don't think I'll ever enjoy using over long periods.
     
  4. lite426 macrumors regular

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    #4
    I'm happy with it, but wouldn't say "love it" so didn't vote either way. What I love about it is I can type faster on it than on any other keyboard, but what I hate is it's noisy.
     
  5. MDMacGuy macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I voted "Hate it," but only because there wasn't an "Annoyed by it, but learning to live with the annoyances" option. My annoyances are the same noted above (noisy, no "blind feel," particularly for keys on the far left and right of the keyboard). Once I'm in the zone, though, I can type as fast on this keyboard as any, just with a lot more noise than my coworkers are used to.
     
  6. kfscoll macrumors 65816

    kfscoll

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    #6
    It's just "meh" IMHO. I could take it or leave it.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    #7
    The keyboard was one of the reasons that I DIDN'T buy a rMB. Hopefully they don't bring it to the rMBP.
     
  8. zhenya macrumors 603

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    #8
    I like it well enough. As far as slim keyboards go, it has a lot to like in good differentiation between keys and excellent tactile feedback. You have to type lightly on it however otherwise all you feel is the bottoming out of the keys against the solid backplate which isn't great.
     
  9. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

    HengenJL

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    #9
    I really enjoy typing on the rMB keyboard. I bought it for my return to higher education. I've typed out 4 major papers on it and never had to look at the keyboard as I typed.
     
  10. fatefulwhisper, Nov 25, 2015
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    fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    #10
    I use the keyboard every single day (mainly for work) since purchasing it on April 2015, and have zero issues w/ it. So far, it's been a pleasure to use on a daily basis.
     
  11. Jayderek macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to need to talk to you about some upcoming sports scores I think. ;)
     
  12. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    #12
    I love it.

    My typing style has changed on this computer. (hands not resting on the computer...lifted about keyboard. Also I type lighter as well since the keys seem 'delicate.')

    There is a learning curve, but it does feel premium typing on it
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    #13
    Ahh ****. You know apple is doing work when they have us saying "premium" to type on.
     
  14. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    It does feel luxurious to type on. I'm not a thesaurus so maybe luxurious or premium aren't the right words. It feels different. It feels high-end.... Regular keyboards now feel cheap and clunky to me.

    I can't be the only one.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    I know exactly what you mean. I have to use other people's computer here and there are work, and it is a nightmare using their keyboards!
     
  16. navaira thread starter macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    #16
    I'm really fascinated by this result, after reading threads here I had a feeling this keyboard was universally hated, it's very interesting to see the opposite is true!
     
  17. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    #17
    I thoroughly enjoy it. At first it was a bit weird, but now its hard to go back to my rMBP.
     
  18. Max(IT) Suspended

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    #18
    I've used it for a few hours and I kind of love it, but I'm a little worried about reliability of this solution ....
     
  19. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #19
    I am surprised there isn't an "Indifferent" option here. But so far the results mimicks what I've thought, just based on reading threads here. There are always people that doesn't like random-new-gimick1, but the majority seem to like it after they've used it for some time.
     
  20. navaira thread starter macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    #20
    I am mostly surprised because I've seen so many "my keyboard stopped working" threads here.

    The "there is a new keyboard?" option means "indifferent" as well, that's my sense of humour not translating. Apologies.
     
  21. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    #21
    haha, oops, good catch.
     
  22. Serban Suspended

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    for decades we were/are used to normal with travel keys. but not anymore, for 2 months i have this, first like over 20.000 words i didn't like it because i always checked the screen for input, but now after so many words and days of typing on it, i really know this is the future its all about the confident that the keyboard giving you. But like i said for normal people needs a lot of time to adjust with it
    Now when i look, or type on my 15" MBP the space between keys and the backlit, i hate them
     
  23. mackie8 macrumors 6502

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    #23
    after more than a week of usage... i cant get use to it... i find it less sturdy than the normal keyboard....
     
  24. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

    kingofwale

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    #24
    you do realize this is an Apple "FAN" site right?
    absolutely hate the keyboard myself, after 9 months with them. I can say i'm fairly good with them. but then I tried a window computer (Razer blade) and the keyboard is just so much better.
     
  25. navaira thread starter macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    #25
    Of course I do :) But I don't think even Apple fanbois would vote that they love the keyboard if they hated it. (Hang on, I don't know if all the voters as much as tried it out...)
     

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