Magic TrackPad with a 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richpjr, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. richpjr macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    I have a 27" iMac on the way and was wonder how well the Trackpad works on such a large screen. I read a few things online saying it doesn't work well with large screens and to avoid it, or use it and a mouse. What do you with 27" iMac users use? How does it work?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I bought the trackpad at the same time as my 27" iMac, I used the magic mouse for about 10 minutes on the first day. Since then I've only used the trackpad.
    I find it much easier than a mouse for such a large screen.
     
  3. teidon macrumors 6502

    teidon

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    I have 27" iMac and the Trackpad and I also find it to work well. I find it a little slower to use than normal mouse, but maybe that's my inexperience with it - haven't used it very long yet. The multi-touch gestures are nice though.


    And a minor tip for those buying iMac + Magic Trackpad from Apple Online Store: if you customize the iMac to include the Trackpad and the Apple Charger, you get 8 batteries instead of the normal 6. Not much, but still.
     
  4. Jeff3f macrumors member

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    I use both. I'm used to my macbook's trackpad, and while sometimes a mouse is faster, I don't have to think to do stuff (expose) with the magic trackpad. I keep the trackpad left of the keyboard, mouse to the right. I like it lots.
     
  5. SSWilson macrumors newbie

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    I have been using the Magic Trackpad with my 27" for several weeks and really like it. The only time I use the mouse now is when I play a game. One thing, you will most likely want to adjust the tracking speed up in system properties otherwise it will be slow.
     
  6. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030

    richpjr

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    Well, that's good to hear. I guess I'll be picking one up.
     
  7. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

    George Knighton

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    I think you'll be happy with it.

    I use my Trackpad almost exclusively with the 27" screen, only rarely deciding to use the Magic Mouse to do something in particular.
     

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