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Hi...

I recently bought a white macbook and right away noticed the keys felt a bit lighter and sounded a bit more 'clacky'. Then going to the local store and testing several different models and talking to sales reps I discovered the black keyboards are in fact a bit more 'softer' and quiet.

Not much but noticeable.

Could it be that the black keyboard is better quality? Or I heard that maybe the black keys have a black rubberized coating that unintentionally makes them feel 'softer' and quieter.

Any ideas?

Certainly the price jump from white to black, just for the keyboard feel, is not worth it and I don't regret my purchase. I'm just curious if this has been discussed around.

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Hmmm no idea. I tried both models at the Apple store, the keyboard and all, before my purchase. I didn´t notice any difference then... or at least my keyboard is not 'clacky' just yet?
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I think all MacBook keyboards are the same, the only variation is that it comes in black as well and that's about it.
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Hi...

I recently bought a white macbook and right away noticed the keys felt a bit lighter and sounded a bit more 'clacky'. Then going to the local store and testing several different models and talking to sales reps I discovered the black keyboards are in fact a bit more 'softer' and quiet.

Not much but noticeable.

Could it be that the black keyboard is better quality? Or I heard that maybe the black keys have a black rubberized coating that unintentionally makes them feel 'softer' and quieter.

Any ideas?

Certainly the price jump from white to black, just for the keyboard feel, is not worth it and I don't regret my purchase. I'm just curious if this has been discussed around.

you are right there is a difference
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I think all MacBook keyboards are the same, the only variation is that it comes in black as well and that's about it.
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I agree about the difference in clakiness between the white and black keyboards. Funny thing is that my blackbook used to have a real clacky keyboard, but when it was repaired for the heatsink issue, Apple must have replaced the original with a more soft keyboard. I wish I could get the old one back.

Friend of mine has a white macbook that has the amazing clakity keyboard.
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