buying apple magic tracpad or magic mouse for MBP?

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    I have the june 2012 MBP is it worth it to buy the magic mouse or tracpad?
     
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  3. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    I have both, but i definitely prefer the trackpad a lot more. But i think it's personal preference when it comes to this.

    I've always loved the trackpad on the macbook pro, and there's a lot more you can do on the trackpad than on the mouse. Or it'd be easier at least (like pinch and zoom and stuff like that).
     
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    I'd recommend the Trackpad first. It's bigger and has more surface area for gestures.
     
  5. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    If I were you, I'd buy the mouse... because you already have the trackpad... but you should go o the Apple store and check both of them out before you buy, just so you can get the feel for them.
     
  6. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Drew017's got some good advice, though I'll throw another wrench in the works ;) Will you be using your MBP mostly in clamshell mode or open? If open, I'd opt for the mouse. If in clamshell mode, then the trackpad.
     
  7. SSonnentag macrumors member

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    I honestly wanted to like the magic mouse, and gave it a try, but couldn't stand it. I'm giving the trackpad a go now, and like it so far, although it does seem to be a bit more fatiguing on the wrist as your hand has to be bent up/backward a bit more than when using a mouse.

    Between the two though, I give the trackpad the thumbs up.
     
  8. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Both devices are great but not everyone likes a trackpad or vice versa so give both a try and see what works for you or if you've a few £££/$$$/€€€ spare get both :)
     
  9. rpg51 macrumors 6502

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    I use a standard wireless usb mouse AND

    a trackpad when I am running in clamshell with an external monitor. I think it gives me the best of both worlds and it isn't really that expensive.
     
  10. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  11. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    I also would recommend the mouse. Any mice from logitech or microsoft will do.
     
  12. recharge23 macrumors regular

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    i think i'm going to take this approach after i get my external monitor. "best of both worlds" sounds like a clear winner.
     
  13. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    My opinions on input devices...

    General usage:
    Apple trackpad > Apple magic mouse > Logitech/MS mouse

    Fast paced gaming:
    Logitech/MS mouse >>> Apple magic mouse > Apple trackpad

    Graphics editing:
    Wacom tablet >>> Logitech/MS mouse > Apple magic mouse > Apple trackpad

    If I could pick only one I'd go with an Apple trackpad. Give an additional choice I'd pick up a Logitech/MS mouse over a magic mouse.

    Adam
     
  14. throAU macrumors 601

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    If you use an external keyboard, yes. Moving your hand to the trackpad when it is behind your external keyboard is awkward.

    I got the trackpad.

    Apple's mice are pretty crappy, imho.
     
  15. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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    Agree to all of the above. I got a Targus mouse, serves me well.
     

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