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I own a 2007 Macbook Pro and am looking to buy a new notebook for school.

My first option is a new Macbook Pro, but I am considering a PC because I can get one for about 40% less than the Macbook. I use a Windows desktop PC at home and find it pretty good.

One of the things that worries me about non-Apple notebooks are the touchpads. My friend bought an HP notebook recently and told me it had multitouch and everything. I was REALLY, REALLY disappointed when I used it. Nothing like an Apple touchpad. Two-finger scrolling was absolutely terrible. I guess Apple spoiled me with their amazing trackpad.

His HP had a Synaptic touchpad. Are there are other manufacturers? Does any PC have a touchpad that rivals Apple's offering?


Found an interesting article by Engadget - - which seems to indicate the answer to my question is NOT YET. I searched the net and didn't find any notebooks with this new (well, new to PCs, since Apple has had it for a while) technology. It was supposed to appear in notebooks in the first semester of 2011.

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I use lenovo thinkpad x1 and used to use a Macbook Pro 2007. I can say that I don't feel any difference between the two. Although I admit that it's on Linux, but on Windows the trackpad doesn't seem to work fine. I guess the issue is with the software.

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Do you find the touchpad big enough? How about the two-finger scrolling? – Alex Jul 25 '11 at 5:09
Certainly it's not as big as the macbook pro's, but not too small too. Two-finger scrolling works perfectly (on linux). – Baha Jul 25 '11 at 13:00

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