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Chiclet-style keyboard, is it comfortable?
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Apr 26, 2007, 05:56 PM
 
I have been looking at the MacBook and was wondering, how comfortable is a chiclet style keyboard?

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Apr 26, 2007, 06:38 PM
 
As a professional writer and college student, the keyboard is the most important thing to me. I have a MacBook and I love it. The action of the keys is so tight and quick that a good typist can just fly on the scissor style mechanism keys. For my desk set up, I have a Kensington SlimType keyboard because it uses the same style keys.

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Apr 26, 2007, 06:46 PM
 
Thanks, it definitely helped. The SlimType is a very slick-looking keyboard
     
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Apr 26, 2007, 07:07 PM
 
I was surprised at how solid this keyboard is. While it looks a bit different, it's really very nice.

I moved from a 12" Powerbook and I was used to its sculpted keys. Sometimes, I'll miss a MacBook key just because it's flat.

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May 7, 2007, 11:07 AM
 
I do like my friends powerbook keys and how they light up, but so far I am liking the keys on my macbook. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

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May 7, 2007, 04:48 PM
 
I like mine too, but have noticed that occasionally the first letter or two will get skipped; it seems as if this occurs more after the keyboard has not been used for a while.

Maybe it's me not hitting the keys hard enough at first, but I would think I got used to it by now. It did take a little adjustment coming from a 12" iBook, but it's not bad; better than I had expected it to be.
     
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May 8, 2007, 01:48 AM
 
Like chabig, I came from a 12" PowerBook and that excellent keyboard. The MacBook's keyboard is just as good. Great design. Natural feel.
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May 8, 2007, 11:35 AM
 
best keyboard i have ever used. you will fall in love with it after using it for a few minutes.
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May 22, 2007, 10:56 AM
 
i love the keyboard,very comfortable to type and very quiet, but sometimes the edges of the keyboard dig into my wrists
     
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May 22, 2007, 01:34 PM
 
It's very different from a PowerBook keyboard, but not in a bad way. The flat keys do take a little getting used to, but once you do they are spectacular. And yes, the edge of the palmrest is far too sharp for comfort, but then again we shouldn't be leaning our wrists on there anyway, right?

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May 22, 2007, 03:45 PM
 
yeah i know haha , i shouldnt be complaining, if your sitting on a chair with your knees up and your macbook in your lap, THATS when the edge digs into your wrists.
SO, doubts anyone is going to be sitting like that all the time, so disregard my last remark
     
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May 27, 2007, 03:24 AM
 
MacBook has the second nicest keyboard ever (second to the IBM ThinkPad laptop keyboards)
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May 27, 2007, 04:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
MacBook has the second nicest keyboard ever (second to the IBM ThinkPad laptop keyboards)
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Jun 4, 2007, 07:18 PM
 
This is the nicest keyboard ever:

     
   
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