Acer rip-off of the MBP trackpad

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrsir2009, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #1
    Yuck doing multi-touch gestures on a crappy plastic trackpad... The experience won't even come close to the glass MBP trackpad ;)
     

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  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    not exactly new. They have been doing the multi touch track pad for years now and now you think they re ripping off macs.....
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    Blackberry PlayBook is the same.

    My nephew demo'ed his for me yesterday.

    Naturally, he got the 64gig model. :rolleyes:
     
  4. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

    r1ch4rd

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    Better they use the same gestures etc. as Apple if they are going to push forward with multi-touch. We don't want to end up in 10 years time with a situation where every device has a different method for doing the same thing!
     
  5. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    So true.

    It drives me up the wall in CAD programs when they all choose their own way for common actions like view manipulations. For the sake of everyone who has to learn the programs... use the same conventions!

    Same for things with canvases, and control or alt or scrolling drags for left/right/up/down movement.
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

    R94N

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    A multi-touch trackpad is a decent idea, I completely understand that Acer might want to add it to their machines. Everyone copies everyone else in some way or another.
     
  7. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.

    I don't care who is copying who when it comes to touch gestures. I just hope that Apple, Google, MS, etc all decide to use the same ones.
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

    chrmjenkins

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    Is it Canadian pride? I can think of no other reason to own one.
     

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