Multitouch notebooks - Apple only?

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Games and Technology
Who else makes laptops with multitouch trackpads?

And are they on the same level of functionality as Apple's? It's not easy to tell on the various manufacturer's websites.

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    TincheTinche No dog food for Victor tonight. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    My Eee (1005HA) has a multitouch trackpad - I open links in a new tab by tapping with two fingers (simulates a middle-click). Also two finger scrolling works; dunno how well since I don't use it. The device manager reports it as an ordinary Synaptics touchpad.

    Oh, pinch to zoom works too, and Chrome recognizes it :)

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    LemmingLemming Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    My gateway netbook has a multitouch pad, but the software isn't super robust. I can do things like scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom, stuff like that.

    Of course, for some reason they decided to make the touchpad like 1 in^2, so I don't use the multitouch that much.

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The number of laptops with multitouch capability is probably higher than you think. If the laptop has a Synaptics touchpad (which is really common), it's probably already multitouch capable. Enterprising people have actually made hacked drivers for multitouch under Windows. Linux is even better -- it'll probably work already.

    My years-old ThinkPad T61, for instance, is capable of multitouch (two-finger scroll, zoom, whatever), even though it's nowhere in the official feature list. The tiny trackpad makes it a less useful feature, though. (Plus why use a trackpad when you have the pointing stick?)

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