laptop backlit-keyboard

<p>I want a laptop with a back lit keyboard.</p>

<p>I don't need a super powerful lap top, I dont play any kind of computer games, I barely watch movies or videos, so if it isn't sophisticated its ok, or if its too sophisticated its ok too. Just need to know which ones come with a back lit keyboard so I can weigh and pick. thanks</p>

<p>All Macs come with a backlit keyboard. Why is it that important to you?</p>

<p>If your vision is not very good, backlit keyboards are very useful especially in less lighted places like conference rooms etc.</p>

<p>Exactly what turbo 93 said.</p>

<p>If you want a pc, then you could check out dell's xps, hp envy series, toshiba, and asus all have backlit keyboards.</p>

<p>IMO having a keyboard that is easier to get used to touch-typing is better than just using backlit keys.</p>

<p>Both. If any aspiring Steven Kings or Ken Follets out there are thinking they're going to type their next epic novel on a MacBook Pro or Lenovo or any laptop keyboard, they're grossly mistaken. </p>

<p>Get a good (pref Bluetooth) wireless keyboard and mouse, an external LCD, and type away. Wife's new HP work laptop has chiclet (MacBook) style keys and I can't see typing more than a sentence on it.</p>

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<p>People buy USB keyboards that are designed like Thinkpad keyboards. Thinkpad keyboards are pretty good. Prettay-prettay-prettay-good. I've got a Thinkpad, and I prefer its keyboard over my (admittedly cheap) external Logitech keyboard.</p>

<p>Mac people are crazy about Macbook keyboards, but I think that that may be for religious reasons.</p>

<p>My daughter got a ThinkPad T420 for college, and while the keyboard is very good - for a laptop - I still suffer from laptop-keyboard-syndrome most of the time typing on it. I have no problem with an older, larger Microsoft keyboard at work or with my cheapie Logitech at home :-)</p>

<p>As a parent I also have more practical reasons for requiring an external keyboard... Spills and the like on a $10-20 keyboard are one thing, spills on a $1k Thinkpad quite another. Also overall laptop tear and wear, and ergonomic positioning of the Thinkpad vs a keyboard, especially when using a cooling pad.</p>

<p>Does anyone think a back-lit keyboard might come in handy if someone is trying to use a laptop, say, in bed, when your roommate is trying to sleep?</p>

<p>That's the scenario I was envisioning.</p>

<p>Two words...touch typing. Those bumps in your F and J keys are there so you don't need a back-light.</p>

<p>I think every brand nowadays makes a mainstream laptop with backlit keys. If you want to go cheap you can buy a USB powered LED light on a flexible stem.</p>

<p>And usually the light from my laptop's screen is enough for me to read the keys whenever I need to look down.</p>

<p>Just noticed my wife's work laptop has a little light shining down on the keys :-) (HP something or other). Cute.</p>

<p>I like the backlit keyboard on my Macbook, it really does make it easier to see in dim light</p>