New Low-end (2.0) macbook does NOT have backlit keyboard... proof...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by months, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. months macrumors member

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    So I ordered the 2.0 and just like everyone else that bought it in the US and Canada online, when configuring the options it automatically said "backlit keyboard english"

    But when I got the confirmation of my order, it says this:

    MB 13.3/2.0/CTO
    Z0FU
    $1,494.00
    1
    $1,494.00

    With the following configuration:

    Processor 065-7802 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 065-7806 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    Hard Drive 065-7808 160GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    Optical Drive 065-7812 SD 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
    Modem 065-7813 None
    Remotes 065-8194 None
    Apple Software - iWork 065-7672 None
    Apple Software - Final Cut Exp 065-7674 None
    Apple Software - Aperture 065-7673 None
    Apple Software - Logic Express 065-7675 None
    Additional Options 065-7815 None
    Additional Options 065-8283 None
    Apple Keyboard & User's Guide 065-7820 Keyboard/Users Guide
    Country Kit/AEX 065-7826 Country Kit

    Ships:
    2 - 4 Business days

    Delivers:
    20 Oct - 27 Oct



    No "backlit" in the keyboard part of the config!

    Even though people have been saying apple reps have said on the 2.0 there is backlit, here is proof i think... plus, I think there is noooo way that steve messed up on his slide on the keynote, there is no way that those slides would not be double checked a million times. Plus there are multiple places on the site that show (ex. in the tech specs) that only the 2.4 has a backlit keyboard
     
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  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Apple better fix this before they get sued for false-advertisement.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    yea when you click select below the notebook config it goes to this customization page. On the right, it lists the specs and on the 2.0ghz model, it says backlit keyboard.

    That's one reason I'm not jumping ship to the new MacBook/Pros just yet. I want to wait until all the wrinkles have been ironed out before I spend 2K on a macbook pro and another 900 for the 24" ACD LED display.
     

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  6. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    they better upgrade my macbook to the 2.4 then
     
  7. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Apple FINALLY fixed its order page for the 2.0 -- it DOESN't have a backlit keyboard.
     
  8. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    gutted:-(
     
  9. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    I found that when I printed the specs on the release date. I checked back just now and they fixed it! Now I got to find a kit to replace the keyboard, lol!
     
  10. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah! Call them up and they may upgrade you for FREE:D! Make sure you have a reciept with the date you ordered the computer so they can verify the date though!;)
     
  11. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    APPLE MADE A CLERICAL ERROR

    therefore they owe me $400
     
  12. ec51 macrumors 6502

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    Ha...why do they owe you $400? It was a typographical error which the T&O you agreed to protect them from.
     
  13. eldervovichka macrumors regular

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    I just called and would have to return and reorder or they gave me a Wireless Mighty Mouse and and Ipod shuffle for free. I thought about returning it but I was not sure how much I would use the back light... The Apple people were really nice.

    Jeff
     
  14. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    grrrr,, petition plz

    i think everyone should sign a petition to get the backlit keyboard fr the entry level next gen macbook and it doesn't have to be for free. even a 50 dollar upgrade would work but hwy screw people over. first no firewire and now this. grrr...:mad:grrrrawrrrr.... steve jobs prepare to see a mob at ur house tommorow
     
  15. Littlewizkid macrumors newbie

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    I bought new Macbook it is great!

    I bought the new Macbook and found few bugs and they were fixed with the software update. BTW doesn't everyone know that only the high end Macbook has a backlit keyboard. DUH!
     
  16. months thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh yea? Yea i'm not pissed at all or anything, I totally knew that the 2.0 didn't have backlit. But when I recieve it I'm definitely going to call and see if I can get anything out of it that'd be pretty cool.

    So, by returning it, you mean... returning the 2.0 and they'd give you the 2.4 at no extra charge?

    Like if you had an option of returning the 2.0 and get nothing, or keep it and get a wireless mighty mouse and a shuffle, why would you not pick the second?
     
  17. months thread starter macrumors member

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    Obviously you don't know anything about sales, they want to persuade you to go for the 2.4 with the added 90gbs in hard drive and .4 ghz in processor... you can't blame them for trying to make more money, that's stupid
     
  18. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    what is the meaning of this word, "sarcasm"
     
  19. chrisiw macrumors regular

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    They should all include the back light, at the price they are, they look good but are well overpriced
     
  20. ec51 macrumors 6502

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    Well it was a bad example of it...:cool:

    Since that it was most people around here are expecting...:rolleyes:
     
  21. eldervovichka macrumors regular

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    No I would have to return 2.0 for a refund than buy the 2.4... I do not think I would use the black light to much so when they offered free stuff I took it.

    Jeff
     
  22. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    don't blame me for your (understandably) low expectations
     
  23. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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  24. months thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, I called today and the girl sent me out a 2.4ghz because I called and complained very nicely that I thought the 2.0 had backlit. I obviously had to pay full, but she offered me upto a $150 credit... and then I was like... well I want these bose speakers in the apple store can I get those instead? Tthey were $169 with tax and she said yes :D I think that's an amazing deal! I'm very happy with their customer support.

    So they sent out the 2.4 already with the speakers, and also the 2.0 is on its way since when I called it had already shipped, so once I get the 2.0 I send it back with the prepaid package and they will refund my credit card!
     
  25. Mr. Funk macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys think there is any way to add a backlit keyboard ourselfs to the mid-end macbook?

    I wish they would give it to us as an option for 50 $ or something....
     

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