MBA Keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ccs569, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. ccs569 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2011
    Apologies if this has been discussed at length, but I was wondering how much of an adjustment it is to switch from a MBP keyboard to the MBA keyboard. I recently took a friend's 2010 MBA 13in for a spin and found the the typing experience to be considerably different. I found I needed to press the keys substantially harder.

    Just curious what the adjustment period is like- I assume I would get used to it rather quickly?

  2. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    With the exception of the back-lit keys on the MBP, I have literally compared the two side by side and didn't really notice a difference. Maybe the MBA feels different to you because it has less of a key depth.
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    All the keyboards on all Apple devices are the same. The layout, spacing, and build anyway.
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Maybe a case of differrent usage rates/patterns? All keyboards are going to loosen up a bit with use. I would definitely figure out what the age is and if one person types significantly harder than the other before making a comparison. Just my 2 cents.
  5. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    I'm just guessing the OP was using the pre-chicklet MBP. I'd have to say that was the best keyboard out of any Macs I've had.

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