You guys still don't get it huh... If we think about it for a moment.
1) The cost is too high. That Deck keyboard is easilky $119!
2) The majority of the computer users know how to type.... the "proper" way. Frankly speaking, not many of them are gamers and obviously most don't need or even want a lighted keyboard because they have pretty much no use for it and it costs them a Benjamin more...
3) We're talking about laptops people. If you guys haven't thought about it yet, the majority or pretty much everybody still expects mobile from a thing call "laptop." As it stands currently, battery life is suffering with current hardware. I don't think a lighted keyboard will help much in that department, but rather much worsen the current scenario.
Admittedly, it is dang cool to have a lighted keyboard to go ooOh and aaAH over, but it's just not needed for the reasons I just listed. From the marketing view of those laptop designers, they will want to support the "majority" users rather than taking a risk and aiming at the minority.
I have no words on apple machines as I have always been amazed that what they put out, a lighted keyboard doesn't seem to be a problem to them, but PC based laptops can't afford to take a hit in the already low battery life crisis.
To sum it up... besides apple, I wouldn't think you can find a fully lit keyboard in a PC based laptop anytime soon. You might find it in extreme gaming oriented companies such as Alienware, Voodoo pc, or Falcon Northwest, etc... Otherwise the average consumer doesn't need/want to spend extra on what they most likely will not use.(I might add that the average user don't normally do tasks during the night...) By average I mean common working people. Knowledgable about computer or not, just any average person using the laptop for work/multimedia/etc.
My previous post has this implied... I didn't want to "say" it because I'd assume most people are inteligent enough in this forum, and I still stand by that idea... Hence, introducing the two LEDs idea. It actually can appeal to both majority and minority users as I doubt 2 LEDs will a) costs as much as a fully lit keyboard and b) consumes as much power. Average user may find some use for this "homing" aid for their typing hands.
PS: I'd appreciate a little more hospitality from the original poster....