How nice is the illuminated keyboard on the new MacBook?

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  1. assclown

    assclown Active Member

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    Kind of BS that the base aluminum MacBook doesn't come with the illuminated keyboard, but I guess they had to justify the $300 difference with more than just a larger hard drive. :hs:

    Is it worth the extra cash? I don't think I'd particularly need it but it could come in handy, and sometimes these little things are worth the extra money to me (blackbook vs whitebook).

    Also, is there a way to adjust its brightness and/or turn it off completely?
     
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  3. violator

    violator New Member

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    who looks at their keyboard?
     
  4. assclown

    assclown Active Member

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    I don't, I just like cool stuff :hsugh:
     
  5. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    yeah I never look at my keys, even in the dark...just find the feelers to home keys, and i'm good. I wouldn't miss it if it didn't have it.
     
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    frostedfrank OT Supporter

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    yes you can adjust the brightness of the backlight. I like it but I got it cause I wanted faster cpu and backlit lcd
     
  7. Nezart

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    it actually comes in handy
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    i never used the illuminated keyboard on my old MBP.

    i don't miss it on my new MB
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    I like it because it looks cool. It does come in handy for the media/expose controls and shit too.
     
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    I like it... I'm glad I chose the model with the back lighting.
     
  11. Uncle Phil

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    see no point in an illuminated keyboard, the screen should be bright enough to light up the keyboard. Plus i assume you should know how to type without looking at the keys? I have yet to ever use my illuminated keyboard on my MBP
     
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    its great. looks better and comes in handy from time to time.
     
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    i dont use the backlit keyboard much, but it's a nice feature...I usually just turn it all the way down though and turn screen brightness up. This is on the unibody MBP late 2008.
     
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    if you like pretty things you will want it.. really not that necessary though.
     
  15. Mindflux

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    It's pretty dope if you ask me :)
     
  16. JRide

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    Its definitely not a necessity but its definitely a cool feature. Spent the extra money for the faster processor and bigger hard drive. Illuminated keyboard was just a plus.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Looks cool, non mac users are amazed. I like it when I am laying in bed with screen backlight all the way down and browsing the net. It's nice when you just need to punch in a key or 2 in the dark.
     
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    exactly why I like it
     
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    cannot live without mine. makes a big diff. and night when im using just 1 finger to do something.
     

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