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Do you think that a touchpad will ever be added to the X series laptops?

2007-12-07, 20:12 PM
Do you think that a touchpad will ever be added to the X series laptops?  
 
I am converting all my laptops from Dell to Lenovo within my corporate environment but am unable to do so on the 12" laptops do to user preference with the Dell X Series and D430's having the touchpad.
 
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Re: X Series Laptops

2007-12-08, 13:48 PM
To answer your question, IMO I don't believe so.
 
Also IMHO, using a trackpoint is quicker than using a touchpad or mouse, this leads to higher efficiency.(more productivity). If someone doesn't like it, allow them to attach a mouse. (Still slower than a trackpoint). How do you get people used to a trackpoint? Let them play solitaire for 20 mins, they'll be experts with trackpoints at the end. :smileywink:

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Re: X Series Laptops

2007-12-08, 22:10 PM
I don't believe a trackpad will be added to the X series anytime soon. It doesn't seem like there's enough room below the keyboard to fit both the trackpad and the click buttons.
 
I agree that the TrackPoint is more efficient in certain environments. Obviously the TrackPoint isn't going to be good for games, but if you are a person who types a lot, the TrackPoint allows your hands to rest perfectly on the home keys. Your fingers will never leave the keyboard.
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Re: X Series Laptops

2007-12-16, 5:41 AM
I use T60 a lot and I use trackpoint all the time.  I feel touch pad is not as useful as trackpoint.
(I got a DELL from my new employer, the touchpad is so inconvinient, I turned it off)
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Re: X Series Laptops

2007-12-16, 14:53 PM
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(I got a DELL from my new employer, the touchpad is so inconvinient, I turned it off)

 
I know how you feel.  The touchpads on both my personal T60p and my work-issued HP/Compaq nc6220 are both turned off.  Can't stand them!


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Re: Do you think that a touchpad will ever be added to the X series laptops?

2008-01-02, 20:50 PM
I hope not and my vote would be not to add one, ever. I'm typing this on my X60, my latest favorite laptop (the small form factor and omission of a touch pad are big draws).  I also own a T60P and a T41P, both have their touchpads turned off at the BIOS and OS level.

I'm a die-hard trackpoint user and the trackpoint is one big reason I have been a loyal Thinkpad owner since the 360c days.

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Re: Do you think that a touchpad will ever be added to the X series laptops?

2008-01-03, 1:27 AM
i'm going to have to add my vote to saying NO to touchpads in the x series line.
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Re: X Series Laptops

2008-11-12, 2:04 AM

Andy,

Since discovering that the X300 touchpad does not scroll properly with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Access, Remote Desktop, etc.  I have diligently tried to use the trackpoint.  I am accustomed to linear cursor movement being related to linear finger movement or linear mouse movement.  With the trackpoint, the amount of cursor movement is related to the time that the little joystick is held.  This is a major brain disconnect for me.  After decades of mouse and touchpad use, there is no way I can get with the trackpoint.  Maybe for solitaire, but not for Illustrator or Photoshop when I want pixel-by-pixel positioning.  Even a mouse can't do what a good touchpad can do.  By a good touchpad, I mean Synaptics.  Apparently Alps/Lenovo can't write drivers.

WFaz

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Re: X Series Laptops

2008-11-12, 2:53 AM
I'm now on my 1,000th Thinkpad (ok, so I exaggerate a tiny bit) and I've had quite a bit of bad luck.  When friends and colleagues ask why I stick with a brand that's given me so much misery, I point to the little red nipple and tell them that I'm useless working any other way!
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Re: X Series Laptops

2008-11-12, 6:59 AM

+1 on never adding a TouchPad to the X series.

 

I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't eventually like the TrackPoint, although some resist the change at first. 

 

 

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