Pros Great ergonomics, low profile, easy setup, multi-touch gestures are great
Cons Could have been a bit cheaper, but hey it's Apple.
Summary Once setup properly (tap to click, 2 finger for right click, and using 3 and 4 finger gestures) this device is incredible. I love using 4 fingers for expose and for clearing my desktop, 3 finger dragging is very useful.
I find this faster to work on than a mouse. I am very surprised the CNET reviewer didn't mention how useful those 3-4 finger movements are. This is not a 3.5 star device guys, it's superior to a mouse. just make sure you configure the advanced features in the software.
Pros easy to configure, wireless, intuitive, doesn't tire you out. Easy learning curve.
Cons Not quite as precise as a mouse. Not a 100% replacement for me.
Summary The magic trackpad works even better than the already excellent trackpad on a Macbook Pro. It's bigger, you can put it on your knee with your legs crossed and it works fine (try that with a mouse!) Scrolling and pinching/expanding work as expected. Apple has something here. Why go with a touch screen (and get fingerprints all over it) when this device works even better? My magic mouse is sitting on my desk right net to the trackpad, but I use it very rarely. Took only about an hour for it to become truly second nature. Highly recommended.
Pros - Precise
- Inertia Scrolling
- Awesome with Photoshop
- Many different gestures that are easy and intuitive
Cons I haven't found any yet.
Summary Working on my desktop is a more pleasant and natural experience. Congratulations to Apple on another terrific product.
"Awesome product!"on by saylrmen
Pros Outstanding ease of use, tracking is perfect. Pinch & Zoom (in/out). No need to move your hand around a mouse pad.
Cons I haven't found any.
Summary Great stuff! Have been waiting for this one ever since I got my MacBook Pro. No need for a mouse any more. Took this out for a test drive in Photoshop editing a picture that required a lot of retouching... great performance. Tracking is precise and the ability to quickly zoom in and out with a pinch is great. I fine tuned my settings to use Tap to Click vs. click and I enabled Dragging with a double tap of one finger.
Very very nice!
Pros Smooth, precise, and easy to use. The ability to click anywhere and to use gestures to zoom, etc., is great. It is simply a pleasure to use.
Cons A bit pricey but worth the money. The TrackPad is designed with Apple products in mind. I have not tried it with my Windows machines.
Summary I have tried almost every pointing device, and have never liked trackpads, including those on Apple Notebooks. The one exception if the current version of the Magic TrackPad. It just feels better than using a mouse. There is something different about it. It is smooth, precise, and easy to use. Being able to click anywhere on the surface and use gestures feels natural. If you try it for a few days you won't go back.