Backlit Keyboards

February 21, 2007

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I find myself many, many times in dark or poorly lit environments having to guess the various keys - would be fantastic to have a backlit keyboard - with backlit individual keys as the best option.

I would actually pay extra for that convenience if the option was available.
This could be done for desktops or notebooks.


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Please see bill_b's comment for further details.  Thanks for posting!

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  • Oct 27, 2014     Comment Link

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    I agree.  Backlit keyboards would be fantastic.  i am surprised that this is not current and that these keyboards are not available in the United States.  I though that I was living in the wrong areas to get a 'really' modern anything. :/
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  • Aug 22, 2012     Comment Link

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    Sadly, this is not quite the case. For example, a new line of Dell Inspiron 17R SE's does not have a backlit keyboard option in United Kigdom despite being advertized as having one. 
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  • May 11, 2012     Comment Link

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    FIne!
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  • Aug 23, 2011     Comment Link

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    This idea has been implemented across most of our laptop lines as at least an option. Thank you very much for your interest, comments and idea submissions.
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  • May 27, 2011     Comment Link

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    Backlit for keyboards ease typing in dark places. In cases where there's a blackout, we can still work with the laptop (with a battery in place) without straining the eye to get the job done. I vehemently supported this idea.
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  • Apr 13, 2011     Comment Link

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     if Apple can do it, Dell can.
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  • Feb 21, 2011     Comment Link

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    ALL laptops should have a COMPULSORY backlit keyboard. Failure to do so should be illegal.
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  • Dec 29, 2010     Comment Link

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    The backlighting on my Alienware is great. It is user configurable. It has multiple color selection. The red is great for working in the astronomy setting or for working in a hotel room late at night and not wanting to turn on a light for fear of disurbing your spouse or toddler! There is no glare on the screen. 
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  • Dec 15, 2009     Comment Link

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    Having a button on the keyboard next to the speaker button and that works the same way as volume (for the brightness) would be awesome.
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  • Dec 9, 2009     Comment Link

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    For laptops, the next question relating to backlit keyboards is power consumption...

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