Transition question: keyboard & op system requirements

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by larimin, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. larimin macrumors newbie

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    Hey there, maybe an odd question: I'm a writer looking to transition out of PCs and get my first macbook. I'm pretty impressed by the build & quality/beauty/etc of the macbook (& pros), but have some concerns about the keyboard. The keys are spaced out & feel a bit soft & a quick typing test at the store had me tripping/missing several letters - as I'm a writer & used to typing a lot & at very fast speeds, it does make me wonder if it would work for my literary tasks. Does anyone have similar observations/concerns? Does one get used to the spacing and soft feedback of the keys (causing missed letters/wrong letters)? Would my error rate go down?

    Also, as my work is on MS Word for Windows, should I assume that as long as I get the Mac MS Word version, they would be easily read-transitioned over?

    Thank you for your help!
    L.;)
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I loved the chiclet keyboard of the MacBooks. I have the older models with the white keyboard, but essentially it is the same as the new models, just painted black. I typed faster on this keyboard than any other keyboard. You'll get used to it. And Word on PC and Mac will be compatible.
     
  3. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

    Tinknock71

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    It will take a few day to get use to, after that you will love the new keys.
     

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