Do you use a touchpad or mouse?

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Do you use a touchpad or mouse?

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  3. Both

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  1. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    Absolute nonsense IMHO. One can disable unwanted features such as zooming if their dexterity is insufficient to master them. The degree of precision afforded by the trackpad compared to the clit is in a different league, and I say that as someone who has had a fair amount of experience with the contraption, and got to a good level of proficiency in using it.
     
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  3. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    True.

    Trackpoint, same settings. First attempt 50, second attempt 52.
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    That's a bit hard to believe for me for a number of reasons, including the suspiciously low variance. You know there are good reasons why the device never gained wider popularity and gave way to trackpads...
     
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    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    I can only speculate on reasons why trackpoints didn't gain wider popularity.

    What I know is IBM/Lenovo trackpoints were and still are the best trackpoints by miles. As far as I read, the main reason for this is due to IBM/Lenovo patents that prevented other manufacturers from making their trackpoints as good or better. Sounds plausible to me. Should also be noted that trackpoints, just like touchpads, rely a lot not only on hardware but also on software to deliver good experience.

    Steep learning curve and the fact that being harder to implement from engineering standpoint than touchpads, trackpoints were typically reserved for expensive business machines, very rarely available on anything consumer, didn't help either.

    First version of this sentence looked terrible, glad you rewrote it. (=

    I tried with my Logitech mouse - first attempt 54, second attempt 58. Frankly I expected far better results from it. Tried with a trackpoint again - 56.
     
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  6. Striker_LTU

    Striker_LTU Newbie

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    70 on touchpad, 86 on mouse, each two attempts.
    Microsoft Precision Touchpad drivers really does make a big difference.
    I tend to use both depending on the situation, leisure/casual work - touchpad, when I've got no time/gaming - I plug in my mouse.
     
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  7. luisxd

    luisxd Notebook Consultant

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    Only if I'm doing simple/basic things surfing trough websites, news reading, watching videos, etc.
     
  8. Hollo321

    Hollo321 Notebook Guru

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    touchpad, less need to carry something around
     
  9. Shin Falcon

    Shin Falcon Notebook Guru

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    Hi everyone, in my case i use both, depend what i'm doing.
     
  10. 4W4K3

    4W4K3 Notebook Evangelist

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    Mouse - 99%

    Touchpad - 1%

    Essentially, if I forget my mouse I will use the touchpad. For any task I prefer the mouse but it is indeed a handy failsafe method to include a decent touchpad.
     
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