A Better Keyboard

I’d heard a lot of complaints about how bad the 2015+ MacBook keyboards were. Well, for the first time, I’m using one daily, and I have to agree. I don’t think I’m slower typing on it (if anything, the short travel makes it pretty easy to pound out a sentence), but it’s harder on the fingers and just doesn’t feel “good.” So far no problems with stuck keys, but it’s only been a few weeks.

Of course, when I get home and break out my Chromebook, I’m immediately struck at how nice its keyboard is. Keys have short travel, so it still feels speedy, but are satisfyingly responsive and smooth feeling.

Here’s the thing… my Chromebook cost me about $350. This MacBook pro is, what, a $2,000 computer?

Just too bad. Apple’s put style way too far forward at the sake of a pleasant day-to-day experience. (And don’t even get me started on the touch bar, lack of a touch screen… I could go on.)

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Written on April 9, 2019