New Macbook Air Keyboare / Scroll Pad Feel Cheap

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by labstarr, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. labstarr macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    I have been using my new Macbook Air 13 for one week now going from a 15'' 2008 MacBook Pro.

    Has anyone else noticed that the keypad feels cheap? More specifically, they don't have a soft feel when you type like the older Pros and make a snapping sound if you don't hit them dead on.

    Worse, the scroll pad actuation is jittery. After a few hours of working on spreadsheets my wrist is killing me. I'm thinking of returning my MacBook Air unless maybe it's just a malfunction with the one I have?
  2. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    I've never felt this way about my Airs (and I also used a MBP first. You WILL get less key travel, but that is a function of the thinness of the machine.
  3. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    It might be a malfunction on the one you have. I had an issue with keys squeaking, but the Apple store promptly replaced the MBA and the new one has been flawless.

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