They DID update the MBP's keyboard today after all...Check it out

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  1. beisball28 macrumors member

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    It looks like they put some dedicated keys on top like the MB and MBA

    This makes me think that they do like this keyboard than the 'blocky' one

    Oh well, just though id point it out...

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/design.html
     
  2. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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  3. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    They also seem to have replaced the backlighting with the same bluish backlighting that is present on the Macbook Air. I was very sad though to find that they didn't update the keyboard to a top-notch one like the Air/MB, I absolutely despise the squishy MBP keyboard.
     
  4. 7even macrumors 6502a

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  5. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    Ooo Nice. That'll take some time to get used to. haha. I love the MBP keyboard.

    -JoE
     
  6. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    That's good. Still would have liked to seen chicklet.

    I suppose I'll have to wait until next time for these:

    Blu-Ray
    Media Key Row instead of FN
    Fingerprint Reader
    Magnetic Latch
    Replaceable HDD
    SSD Option
    Chicklet Keyboard
    Wi-Max/3G/4G Connectivity
    Wireless USB
    ExpressCard/54 instead of /34
    High Res Display for 15"
    2.0 MP iSight
    Memory Card Reader
    Black Option
     
  7. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

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    i like how the new ones say "command" on the cmd keys
     
  8. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    Huh... They essentially updated the keys and labels and everything to mirror the new external Apple keyboards... Nice, I guess. Still not as good as the Air keyboard though, haha.
     
  9. MacnApple macrumors newbie

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    Can you explain how it is different?

    I am not a current MBP owner so I don't know. Thanks.
     
  10. tip macrumors 6502

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    - Media Key Row instead of FN
    - Fingerprint Reader
    - Memory Card Reader

    The above will never happen, I'm afraid. I would definitely like to see higher resolution on the 15" eventually, though.
     
  11. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    They removed the num lock key and got rid of the numbers that were on the letters.
     
  12. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    They also changed the location of the super drive. It's higher.
     
  13. physicistjedi macrumors newbie

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    By the way all function keys seems to have some function already. How can you do spaces, expose all, expose application, see desktop etc. Pressing the Fn key every time would suck. I love that my powerbook has F8-F12 free to set for anything. We'll see when it arrives.
     
  14. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Also, how do you switch b/w multiple monitors easily now? They removed the easy switch button?
     
  15. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Only on the 17" models.
     
  16. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]
    look at the top, there are media keys
    and ignore the fn button, its not needed to make them work
     
  17. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Two things that may get on people's nerves about this:
    • no more num lock as mentioned earlier
    • no more small 'enter' key on the right...now a second option key (look in above post)
     
  18. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Looks the same as my 2.16 CD 17".
     
  19. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    the f keys already did this they just finally added the pictures

    i'd be more excited about a forward delete key
     
  20. tip macrumors 6502

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    Um, I think he meant dedicated media keys, like many consumer laptops have. Anyway.
     
  21. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    on no!! i loved that enter key, it made flash so simple.
     
  22. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I have just started using Flash and I am finding it useful. Hopefully you can remap it along with the other modifier keys like you can currently.
     
  23. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    In the pic above, there are media keys, but on the apple picture, F11 and F12 are still blank. Who is right here?
     
  24. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    No 'num lock' will really help though :D
     

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