03-05-2010 07:53 AM - last edited on 03-11-2010 05:15 AM by Mark_Lenovo
I thought and was told this thing is multitouch!
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate from scratch, which by the way works! Installed all the drivers from D: drives and updated quite a few from the website...
Extremely disappointed with the fact Natural Touch Application and Drivers are not available for download. Interesting - cause that's the Application Lenovo use's to leads us to believe the machine is multitouch.
But the real test will be to open Microsoft Paint and try drawing there with two fingers simultaneously! No go, eh??
Nice Job Lenovo fooling your customers with an App such as Natural Touch...
(I think there's a potential for a lawsuit here; marketing something there's not provided!)
Admin Edit - as the discussion has progressed, several statements should be revised. Editing title to more fairly depict the situation and not mislead others. Will look into the availability of Natural Touch application - thanks for the feedback!
03-05-2010 08:47 AM
hmmm, interesting...I also installed Win7 Ultimate from scratch and put in all new updated drivers. I don't have Natural Touch installed, but can use multitouch in a number of other applications (ie Firefox), and have used multi-touch in the MS Touch Pack. Perhaps you are expecting multi-touch in apps that don't support it?
03-05-2010 10:43 AM
I'm about to eat my words here! (and apologize)
I still have not been able to use two touch in paint. But yes all other application that support two touch seems to respond accordingly and, looking in My Computer, Properties - the System reports back under "Pen and Touch": "Touch Input Available with 2 Touch Points"!
So I guess I'm doing something wrong with paint???
03-05-2010 11:04 AM
Even though it is only a novelty, I understand the desire to make it work. I didn't have to adjust any special setting and can't find any to tweak, it really did just work for me. From what I can tell, each finger will use the same color though.
03-10-2010 08:40 PM
This netbook comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which doesn't support multi-touch. Since the computer was advertised as supporting multi-touch, it's pretty ridiculous that you have to pay $100+ for a copy of Windows for that functionality. Note that the touchpad still supports mult-touch out of the box, but the touch screen doesn't.
03-10-2010 08:46 PM - edited 03-11-2010 01:21 AM
You also can't change the desktop background, which is annoying. You can go to the start menu->all programs->Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade your Windows, or call up Lenovo and complain.
03-11-2010 05:11 AM - edited 03-11-2010 05:25 AM
Based on how this discussion is progressing, I'm changing the title of the thread as I think it is misleading.
I would suggest that this might be inconsistent multitouch behavior rather than declaring the system as not having multi-touch capability and that Lenovo is deliberately deceiving purchasers. We can review the marketing messages to ensure they most accurately reflect both the hardware and overall configuration capabilities as shipped.
We can ill look into the availability of Natural Touch for download.
Thanks for the continued feedback - excellent discussion!