New keypad design on MBP.s

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lukester, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. lukester macrumors 6502

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    I have the original MBP with the shiny keypads and I tried the new MBP.s the other day and a little trouble trying to get used to the keypad.
    How do you like the new keypad compared with the older design?
     
  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    If by keypad you mean the area where the letters combined with function key would be a number pad, then I must say I never really used it. I could never get used to it, I always used the number row anyway, so I never really noticed or cared that it was gone.
     
  3. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I mean the the style of the new books, keypad, letters, etc are black and have spaces in between them compared with the older books.. Like I said I had trouble typing on the newer keyboard. But I stink at typing anyways
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I didn't notice as large of a difference as I suspected, but then again I use an iSkin keyboard cover and that definitely makes a huge difference.
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    i actually prefer the chicklet keys in the new macbook line over the old style.
     
  6. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it takes some time to get used to, but once you do, it's awesome in my opinion.

    I love the tactile feedback I get when I type on these things. It's not mushy or anything so it's great. Also, I get less typos on these keyboard than my other keyboards around the house, so that kinda proves that this keyboard works for me.

    Never really had the original MBP, so I can't really compare the two, but MBP's keyboard is definitely one of the best keyboards I've used so far.
     
  7. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    I vastly prefer the chiclet style keyboards to the older more traditional style
     
  8. lukester thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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    Boo to small , loves the old big one!!!! but unless i wasn't sitting at a desk but on a couch i would prefer the small one.
     

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  10. brendu macrumors 68020

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    that is the best keyboard apple has ever made IMO. I hope they keep it as an offer for awhile...
     
  11. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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    I still don't understand why they wouldn't make a wireless version, even though its the largest keyboard ive seen but it would be a nice feature.
     

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