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Old 02-04-2021, 11:47 AM   #1
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please tell me your opinion why there is no numpad on macbook? is it some kind of tradition?
 
Old 02-04-2021, 02:24 PM   #2
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Because the regular Macbook is too small to put a numpad on and still have a usable sized keyboard. Same reason you don't see numpads on Windows laptops below 15"...
 
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Old 02-05-2021, 03:00 AM   #4
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The MacBook Pro replaced the Apple Powerbook G4 in 2006. The 13 "model has been produced continuously since 2009, 15" from the beginning of the line in 2006, 16 "from 2019, 17" from the beginning of the line until 2012. At the end of 2019, the lineup is represented by laptops with a screen diagonal of only 13 and 16 inches.

https://www.google.com/search?q=macb...qNON9tCdvAlIsM
 
Old 02-05-2021, 03:02 AM   #5
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space on the sides is enough for two numpads but they keep making keyboard without numpad
 
Old 02-05-2021, 09:02 AM   #6
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I don't see any with the space for two numpads, but Google don't show the same search results to everyone - a direct link to what you're referring to would be better.

In any case, the answer is going to be the same:
1) Apple cares about looks over functionality.
2) Apple sell separate numpads for US$50.

 
Old 02-05-2021, 09:54 AM   #7
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space on the sides is enough for two numpads but they keep making keyboard without numpad
Because on the sides there's speakers. And have you heard how 15" or 16" macbooks sound? They sound actually very nice. They even have bass. I'd rather have sound (because acer, dell, hp laptops might as well have no sound in how terribly they sound...) in my laptop instead of a numpad (I mean you have numbers above letters anyway...).
 
Old 02-05-2021, 11:16 AM   #8
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speakers can be placed elsewhere. Please look inside the macbook there is a lot of space for speakers. macbook can accommodate both numpad and speakers
see how much space is on the sides

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysRigNyavF4
 
Old 02-05-2021, 11:19 AM   #9
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this pro should be numpad so it is more convenient and faster to enter data.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 11:24 AM   #10
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this is just my opinion. I also respect your opinion. It is important for me to understand why the macbook does not have numpad, even in the pro version. there must be a choice. if you want a good sound, take the version with speakers. if you want to work with large amounts of data, take a pro where there is a huge touchpad and numpad
 
Old 02-05-2021, 06:21 PM   #11
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Yes, speakers don't take a lot of space, and other manufacturers don't leave them space, don't do any design - and they sound terrible.

Anyways
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there must be a choice.
It's not lego, it's not build your own pc, it's a finished product. Have you ever bought a car? Good luck going to Toyota dealership and saying "I want three door Corolla, there must be a choice"........
 
Old 02-06-2021, 03:39 AM   #12
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I understand you. but the question for me was why macbook manufacturers never made a numpad on any of their devices for all the time. space on the device is for everything but not for the numpad. what is the company's credo? devices without numpad? maybe tradition? or maybe a personal grudge against the numpad?
I just wanted to understand.
 
Old 02-06-2021, 03:50 AM   #13
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Apple is a brilliant company.
everyone imitates them.
They imitate their example. But I cannot understand why there was no numpad on macbook. they found a place for all sorts of nonsense like the Touch Bar, but they never got the idea to make a numpad. they bypass this idea on purpose. but why? that's what I'm asking myself.

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Old 02-06-2021, 03:52 AM   #14
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Apple they are of course without arguing the genius of the revolution. They imitate their example. But I cannot understand why there was no numpad on macbook. they found a place for all sorts of nonsense like the Touch Bar, but they never got the idea to make a numpad. they bypass this idea on purpose. but why? that's what I'm asking myself.
They didn't found place for touchbar, they replaced function keys with it. As to why - only accountants care about numpad.
 
Old 02-06-2021, 04:32 AM   #15
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any student needs numpad.
a student is a promising person.
all Apple products are designed for promising, developing people.
but they fold the numpad. it means they are throwing away some of their clients. it is not very reasonable.
gamer doesn't need a numpad. but a gamer doesn't need a macbook. Grandpa at 60 doesn't need a numpad. but grandpa doesn't need a macbook either.
most of those who use macbook need numpad but Apple ignores it.
Okay. I realized that we cannot answer the question why macbook all the time without numpad.
probably the only close guess that was here was because in order to cut the functionality of the device to expand the functionality back, the user will have to spend more dollars.
 
  


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