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    Aug 02, 2005
    2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM
    PowerBook/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air Users: Do you use the keyboard backlight?
    So it occurred to me that the keyboard backlight on the PowerBook and MacBook Pro, while a touted feature, is something that wouldn't necessarily be very useful for a lot of people, and in fact I never used it until very recently when I figured "Why not? It looks cool." How do you guys use this feature that the iBook/MacBook lacks?

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    Zeels90's Avatar
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    Aug 04, 2008
    New Jersey
    MacBook Pro 17" 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 (Antiglare)
    I use it pretty often, whenever I can't see the keys hehe

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    Nov 17, 2007
    Greenville, SC
    MacBook Pro 15" Matte 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    I thought it would be really useful when I bought the Pro, but I realize that it's not.

    I'm a very proficient typer, I never look at my keyboard.

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    MDCjr's Avatar
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    Mar 12, 2008
    MBP 2.2C2D 2gb 15.4
    when I first recieved my mbp I used the back light all the time. A week later I haven't used it since. I have wondered though, if used constantly, how long would the light last?
    -If you're still bragging about what you did yesterday, then you haven't accomplished anything today!

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    Member Since
    Jun 20, 2007
    Macbook Pro 2.33 C2D, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD
    I use it when I have the laptop out and about, such as traveling.

    At home, I have it hooked up to an external keyboard and monitor, and the monitor is so bright, it illuminates the keyboard well enough to see.

    But, yes, I do find it is a helpful feature, as I'm a night owl.

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