typing on new non-TouchBar MBP is like emptying a AK47 machine gun

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  1. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    I really really like the design, speed and especially the beautiful screen of my new non TouchBar MBP.

    But man oh man, typing on this MBP feels like emptying a AK47 machine gun. Even if I try to press the keys gentle. The sound is like really loud.

    I could imagine when you are in a conference room people might get annoyed by my typing on this new MBP.
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I say screw them if they don't like. I use mechanical keyboards because I like the key travel and feedback. Never had anyone complain.
     
  3. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So you really like the keyboard-sound coming from this new MBP?
     
  4. snakes- macrumors regular

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    same here the short press way from keyboard are good, but its horrible loud even when you press carefully and slow.
     
  5. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    When you said it's like emptying an AK-47, I thought you meant you could type really fast, akin to the firing rate of an assault rifle. Because my experience with butterfly keyboards has been that I can type much more quickly.
     
  6. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no, I simply mean this keyboard produce a very loud noise, even with gently pressing the keys. I dont even typ that super fast
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't bother me. Like I said I use a mechanical keyboard with the old style switches with a lot of key travel.

    Like one of these,

    I have the 1st keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.
     
  8. snakes- macrumors regular

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    yes loud like this...... dont know what i can do now :(

    in a silence room
    like class room or in a conference room where people must silence you can´t use this keyboard
     
  9. motime macrumors 6502

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    Of course you are going to find fan boys who justify their purchases by saying the sound is okay. 99% of people would however prefer not to have to listen to the annoying loud sound.
     
  10. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    But this is butterfly 2.0 and with Apple's latest trend, it is possible they took something away.

    On the other hand, on the desktop front, there were a lot of people who missed the sound of the clacking keys when the silent keyboards were introduced.

    Always two sides, eh!
     
  11. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Indeed!
     
  12. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    If emptying an AK47 is anything like emptying an M16 (I've never fired an AK, but shot a lot with the M16), you're saying the new MBP's keyboard is FRIGGIN' AWESOME.

    I'd rather be using an iPad if the conference room is quiet. Touchscreen keyboards FTQW (For The Quietness Win).
     
  13. dugbee macrumors regular

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    I had almost settled on getting a refurb 2016 MB (looking to replace my iPad 3 with something I can program on) and came upon this thread. Of course it's hard to notice any noise while testing in the store, but this video seems to demo what OP is saying. Maybe a 2015 MBP is in my future. :mad:

     
  14. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Love the sound. It's like a game of battlefield every time I write a paper.
     
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    Yes.
     
  16. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hahaha is it you, Tim? :p
     
  17. crassapple Suspended

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    I just tried it, and honestly I think I'll get used to it in about a day, but I'm coming from a 2008 macbook with an IBM model M keyboard.
     
  18. erure macrumors regular

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    Yeah I noticed that it is way louder compared to the older MBP keyboards. I noted this to a friend who was sitting next to me and he thought that the older ones are louder (he had a MBA next to my 2016 MBP), but I disagree with him.
     
  19. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is. I like to come here and read people's complaints after cashing in a few million in stock.
     
  20. tylerwatt12 macrumors regular

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    New Macbook pro is like an AK47, sounds really cool, but not accurate.
     
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  22. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    I guess most of you never use mechanical keyboards.

     
  23. sinoka56 macrumors regular

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    it's not whether or not you use a mkb, you will hear that keyboard in a supposedly silent room like the library.
     
  24. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly! This is my point. No idea why people should bring up other stuff.
     
  25. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    Here is a real comparison:



    It's actually not THAT much louder than previous MBPs. It does sound more precise with less random clutter noise. But it is much quieter than mechanical keyboards.

    To me it sounds better, but if it actually feels better remains to be felt later.
     

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