Glass trackpad ??

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  1. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    It says it is glass...

    But to be honest it feels just like the trackpad on my old plastic MB but bigger and without the button......
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 68040

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    I dunno... It kinda feels different to me than any other trackpad i've used, both Mac and PC laptops.. I LOVE it, and it shows no signs of wear so far.. unlike my SPACE key.. ;)
     
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    They said that when they were making it, they wanted to get the texture perfect. So I'm assuming something else was added that is echo-friendly.
     
  5. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does feel kind of cold to the touch like glass......i wonder what they coat it with ?
     
  6. Jake381 macrumors member

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    It is simply textured glass. Just something to get used to I think. It is a great trackpad, but I kind of miss the clickers at the bottom :(
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Just glass, but textured. Kinda like how frosted glass doesnt feel like window glass.
     
  8. isauce macrumors regular

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    It is glass, and I know because I saw a picture of someone who dropped their macbook and confirmed that it is. Unfortunately, it was an accident. :S
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Do we seriously need 6 posts to confirm it's glass ;)

    Yeah it's glass :D
     
  10. isauce macrumors regular

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    Yes, yes we do. Because we are very thorough. :D
     
  11. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And we just like discussing our trackpads..........
     
  12. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    It's glass, someone on here posted a pick of it cracked after dropping a coffee mug on it.
     
  13. showkati macrumors regular

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    the glass trackpad is sooo much smoother than the one on the plastic macbook.
     
  14. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I thought they were the same; that my blackbook's pad was pretty freaking smooth, but after using my new glass pad for weeks, I used the wife's blackbook the other day and the trackpad felt rather awful. Definitely not as smooth.
     
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  16. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh dear N. Too many years of hard graft have worn down your sensitivity. My young nimble fingers can feel the silky smoothness of the glass trackpad, and I'm jealous as it's much better than my Penryn MBP trackpad!
     
  17. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta love it when someone tries to use it but looks utterly confused and says "where is the button" :p
     
  18. cogsinister thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My old fingers are somewhat knarled and rough it has to be said.......

    ;)
     

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