What Purpose Do Larger Trackpads Serve?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aCondor, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    Trackpads on the Macs are already the largest on the market. What benefit comes from enlarging them?

    Dual hand gestures? Easier 5-fingered gestures?

    I am worried that at a point, trackpads can be too big and get in the way while typing.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just wait until the entire "keyboard" is a touch screen.
     
  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the App Store will have an on-line massage therapy certificate course using the 10-finger data from the new, monster trackpad.... :p
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I can't imagine that they will get much bigger relative to the rest of the computer than the 13" already is. It would just be nice to be able to scroll further, do gestures easier, etc. Similar to the magic trackpad, I assume
     
  5. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    Palm gestures which also facilitate middle finger salutes.
     
  6. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    They serve as another reason why I buy Apple laptops, because I hate PC laptops with their tiny little trackpads and their stupid-ass left and right buttons. Not to mention that a PC trackpad is NOT centered on the palmrest; which is stupid beyond words.
     
  7. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    I think Lion will be optimized by large trackpads.
     
  8. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

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    I've had my MBP for over 3 years of solid, constant work (and play!) and have YET to have my palm accidentally click on something or move the cursor in any way. I use the trackpad 99% of the time, I only use my bluetooth Logitech mouse when I play vidyagames.
     

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