Who has backlit keyboards?

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  1. rturvey

    rturvey Newbie

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    I know Apple does. Anyone else have them or is there any news on a next generation laptop that may have them available.
     
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    IBM has a feature in which you can turn on a light that shines from the top of your screen onto your keypad, I think it's in all ThinkPads at this point, but I don't know of any notebook manufacturer outside of Apple that provides backlit keyboards.
     
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    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    Yeah, I've not seen any on mainstream brands anyway. You could also go with a USB powered light if that's what you need to see.

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    The Panasonic laptops has backlite keyboard, but they are not so popular
     
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    Quikster Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    The reason for no one having the backlit keyboards, is probably since it seems almost unnecessary. If you are typing properly you should be able to type fine without any lights on the keys. Not to mention the illumination from the proximety of the monitor lights it up pretty well anyways.

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    I use my laptop in my home theater at night to surf the web. It is pitch black in this room. I have to constantly tip my monitor down to see where to lay my fingers. I thank everyone for their responces they were all very helpful.
     
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    man u need a USB LED light for 10-20 USD and your problem is done, just in case u don't have a IBM notebook which in most cases has integrated LED on the upper part of the Display
     
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    briggs_ca Notebook Consultant

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    my inspiron doesnt have a light but it doesnt need one, screen illuminates the keyboard very well, but my ibm thinkpad screen wouldnt light the keyboard up very well without the light thing on, and i can type pretty darn well, except just some things like if i wanted to hit the power button or something, i couldnt see it and had to search for it for a second lol

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    My zx5000 screen lights up the keyboard very well when the brightness is maxed.

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