Question to MPB owners about their keyboards

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by secretpact, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Hi, I have a macbook and an apple wireless keyboard (the new one) and I just love the keys on them both. The macbook pro, however, does not use the same keyboard. In fact, looking at picture of the keyboard they look very uncomfortable to type with. Can anyone give me their opinion on the MPB keyboard?
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    On the contrary, I find the MBP keyboards a lot better to type on than that of the MB keyboards.

    If Apple had an option of having either the MBP keyboard or the standard keyboard on the MacBook, I would definitely opt for the MBP one.
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I love it - personally, I prefer it to the MacBook keyboard - there's a little more travel which I find more comfortable.
  4. RajK macrumors newbie


    Sep 8, 2003
    I have had a Powerbook for 5 years, which has the same keyboard. I love it. I write and it's always had a silky-smooth feel for me. My fingers just seem to glide over the keys.

    I do know it's not to everyone's tastes.

    I recently got an iMac and I've been using the Apple keyboard (the slim one) and I have to say that I really like that one as well. It does have more of a tactile feel.

    I currently like them both.

    It may be a moot point if they redesign the keyboard on the MBP.
  5. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Uncomfortable? It's probably the same type of keyboard you've used all your life until the Macbook came out. It's rather standard, and not really uncomfortable.
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    i agree, however i have the new wireless one and i find it difficult to type on but yeah the MBP keyboard is very nice
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I agree... it's the same type of keyboard I've had on all my previous notebooks (not all Mac either). I like it just fine.
  8. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I love the MacBook Pro keys, some people say it's just hard to get used to but it reminds of of the vintage keyboards that were released back in the day. Haha.
  9. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    I've used a variety of Apple keyboards over the years, including the thin wireless one (which I love) on my work iMac, and the MBP is the best of the bunch.
  10. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    I love my MBP keyboard, I really hope they dont change it. I can't stand the MB keyboards. The MacBook keyboards look like cheap fisher price toys and I never cared for them when I tried it out at the Apple Store.
  11. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    I've got my MBP for about two weeks now, and I just can't seem to get into that MBP keyboard. Not only is the click too soft, the area underneath the keys may accumulate dust and dirt while there's no way of cleaning it.

    The only thing I like about the MBP keyboard is that it illuminates. The MacBook keyboard is so much more comfortable.
  12. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I have come to like them both. I am faster on the MBP keyboard, but that is because I have been using that design a lot more.

    I got two of the wired aluminum keyboards, and while I wish the key stroke was a little more linear, I have come to really like them. I also have access to a macbook, which is pretty much the same as the keyboard.

    I think they are both nice and comfortable, but they are each different.
  13. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
  14. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I have an MBP, an MB, and the external wireless keyboard. Of the 3, the MBP keyboard is my favorite, followed by the MB, then the wireless keyboard.
  15. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    The MBP one is(luckily) my favorite. I have a wired apple keyboard too and I sometimes use my GFs MB and the MBP one is just better... for me.
  16. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    I also like the MBP and wired alu keyboard equally - they're very different. I like the shorter travel of the alu keyboard keys, the positive feel, and the spacing, and media buttons etc., but I like the way the MBP keys are "curved" and their texture is nicer. I'd have a hard time deciding between the two!
  17. Winglet macrumors regular


    Dec 16, 2007
    Upstate, NY
    I personally like the MBP keyboard. I have an iSkin keyboard cover on it and it still is very easy to type on.:D

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