Mac-Style Clickable Trackpads on Their Ways to PC Portables

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D.E.

"Mac Style."

 Except the Macs didn't feature this technology first or anything and that mentioning them is probably just to get some small flame wars going on. There is no reason to say "Mac Style". What would you guys say for the Zune. "It has a Mac Style touchscreen interface." 

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nekollx

at best you could say Mac REFINED the style.

 

In fact that Italics you see...i did it with my XPS 1530 track pad...

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MacimumPC

You guys are so funny. Here's an idea: Crawl out of the stone age and try something new. These trackpads are odd at first to get used to, but once you figure it out, it's a piece of cake. The idea is to give much more trackpad space and still have a button. Have you seen some of the trackpads on just about all non-Apple laptops? They're tiny. Ridiculously tiny. Apple, whether you like it or not, has the right idea by giving the consumer a much more generous helping of trackpad which makes it and the computer easier to use. It's fun to watch the innovations that Apple puts out getting slowly gobbled up by the Windows OEMs. Even more fun than that is to predict how long it takes for an article about Apple tech to show up on MaxPC and to be completely bashed by all-hands on deck. When I see a headline with "Apple" or "Mac" in the title, I envision all you hardcore Windows PC users rushing to man your battle-stations. The comments are incredibly predictable and usually show just how close minded you people really are to true innovation. Maybe I drink the Steve Jobs kool-aid, but apparently so do the Windows OEMs. 

Anchors aweigh! (Or for those of you who are nautically-challenged...flame away!) 

 

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Bless

 I hope this apple pad doesnt make things harder since the pad that we have right now is already hard to used, especially if u have long nails. there are times when I have to use both hands just to drag. kinda made me look clumsy. I much prefer to use a mouse tho, since I can drag things with just one hand. maybe if they can create a better device to put in a laptop??

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hbodek

if you press on an aluminum macbook trackpad, it clicks. if you set it up right, they are one of the easiest things to use.

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comptech08

i smell some type of lawsuit coming from apple

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Columbia747

I do to

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Columbia747

I do to

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grayscare0

Those trackpads suck horribly.  They're aggravating to use and inferior to normal trackpads in terms of both precision and ease of use.

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nmanguy

Every Dell I've used since 2004 or so has that "click whenI tap" thing. Hell, every laptop nowadays seems to have it.

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zippzom

I think the idea is that they don't have any buttons. I hate that, it is my biggest pet peeve to do with macbooks, besides their price.

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Havok

 A girl came into the store where I work to, believe it or not, have me make a .pdf for her. (classic apple user there) She had a new Macbook with one of these 'no button' touchpads. I FRACKIN' COULDN'T EVEN CLICK AND DRAG WITH THAT PIECE OF CRAP!

Apple really knows how to piss off and piss on the masses. They're probably yellin "Jarate Chop!" right now.

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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arkweld

you can't use a Macbook trackpad? Ha, that's hilarious. I hope you don't work in any tech-related store because gesture based clicks and swipes on Macbooks are so simple to use my mother could do it within 5 minutes. And she's 60 years old and never even used a laptop!

You might want to stay away from Surface, that could give you a brain hemorrhage. Watch out for those Wacom tablets too. They could blow your mind.

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Havok

 I can click and drag with buttons, hell even with those little red dotthings you find on old IBM laptops. Have you seen or used a new Macbook touchpad? NO buttons. Just a big blank pad.You try it yourself before you criticize me. And while tablet technology baffles me in how it works, I have a Wacom and it's even easier to use than a Mac. Plus the store I work in no longer supports Apple crap so I'm safe ;)

 

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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nmanguy

+1 for Jarate reference.

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nekollx

uh...my 3 year old dell can click when i press the touch pad...this is...new?

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plaskon

thinkpads from '02 had this feature as well.

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Havok

 Apple-y

 

OMGWTFBBQ

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