Apple MacBook Pro Review from an Ergonomic PerspectiveNovember 25th, 2008 by admin
Admit it, you’ve probably fallen under the Apple marketing campaign and found yourself singing along to one of their catchy songs they use to promote new products, stood in line for the latest iPhone, or purchased one –or several—iPods to carry your personal music library wherever you go. And did I mention their desktop computer and laptops? Not only are they sleek, but incredibly user-friendly. In a world of telecommuting and online business, laptop ergonomics are becoming incredibly important to the average computer user.
Apple’s popularity boom has not only come from their trendy marketing campaign, but also because their products produce longevity and reliability. Here are some tips to take from the latest in Apple MacBook review if you are looking to make a purchase of an ergonomic laptop.
Some laptop keyboards can appear to stiff and even “sticky” when compared to the traditional desktop keyboard. These types of laptop keyboards will in turn require that you put extra pressure when typing, which can result in wrist strain and other uncomfortable feelings. For some time, college students and young professionals purchased smaller laptops so they could easily transfer them from school to work, or comfortably fit them in their book bags. In turn, the keyboards also became much smaller and forced users to scrunch their hands and fingers together when typing.
The keyboard on the MacBook Pro is easy to type on and will respond to even the lightest of touch. The MacBook Pro comes in two different screen sizes and both keyboards are comfortable to use. To become even more efficient with the laptop ergonomics of the MacBook Pro, take a refresher course on the key shortcuts to save time and reduce finger and wrist strain.
Laptop mouse pads are often difficult to get used to. Some mouse pads are uber sensitive and will respond to the lightest of touch and may disfigure program screens or relocate your cursor when you are typing a word document. On the flip side, other mouse pads require you to put extra pressure on the device, which can induce extra strain on the fingers.
The MacBook Pro offers a comfortable halfway point between the two. Test out the efficiency of the touchpad. Sweep your fingers across the pad to see how the touchpad responds. There are no extra left click and right click buttons, which gives you more room to navigate. Apple engineers have developed multi-touch gestures as well, letting you swipe, pinch, rotate and use four fingers to swipe and move through programs and the Internet, making it the most ergonomic MackBook Pro track pad to date. You can set the touchpad to respond to a tapping gesture of plug in your own mobile mouse that you feel comfortable using.
Another important feature that comes in to play with Apple ergonomics is that the keyboard is light sensitive and will illuminate in a darker room. Although it is not ergonomically correct to type in the dark, the illuminated keys help those that still look at the letters and keys when typing. The weight of the MacBook Pro is also considerable lighter when compared to other laptops. The 15 inch model is one inch thick and weighs less than five pounds, yet is strong and durable enough to take refuge in any backpack or book bag. The MacBook Pro is made of a single piece of aluminum which may also add to the lighter and compact nature of Apple ergonomics and products.
Other laptop ergonomics that the MacBook Pro includes is the LED backlight in the computer. Apple engineers have noticed that LED creates the same amount of brightness with less space than an LCD or CCFL display would normally use. This causes for a thinner structure and also allows for maximum brightness instantly without a “warm up” waiting period.
Do some of your own research and you will find many other types of Apple MacBook reviews. Apple products are not only user friendly, but also aesthetically pleasing. With so many satisfied customers of Apple products, you might also want to ask your neighbors and friends about the laptop ergonomic benefits of the MacBook.