Any laptop users actually prefer the trackpad to a mouse?

notfred

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Using an external mouse with my laptop just feels wierd.... I think I prefer the trackpad. Which is odd, because for the longest time I hated trackpads, but I guess isnce I've been using one for the past few months, I got used to it. The mouse jsut doesn't feel like it belongs with the laptop... hanging way over on the side there...

Anyone else prefer the trackpad?
 

MacGaven

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You get used to it.

I like to use both trackpad and mouse depending on the task.
 

Heisenberg

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I don't mind it, but I prefer to use an external mouse. Not having the scroll wheel is a PITA.
 

DanTMWTMP

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Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
seriuosly...they should come out w/ more laptops w/ those instead of trackpads....i have a laptop..and i hate using the pad.....only if it came w/ a point... :( too bad it was a hot deal cuz i couldn't chooose .. hehehe
 

Kelvrick

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Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
seriuosly...they should come out w/ more laptops w/ those instead of trackpads....i have a laptop..and i hate using the pad.....only if it came w/ a point... :( too bad it was a hot deal cuz i couldn't chooose .. hehehe
Toshiba's only come with point. :) Back when I was a newb, I thought they sucked cuzz I had to hook up my own. :D

I prefer the trackpoint also, but both are good for different tasks. If I have the surface and room, mouse.
 

Shawn

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I only hook up a mouse to my laptop to play games like Quake 3 or something.....
 

NutBucket

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Originally posted by: Kelvrick
Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
seriuosly...they should come out w/ more laptops w/ those instead of trackpads....i have a laptop..and i hate using the pad.....only if it came w/ a point... :( too bad it was a hot deal cuz i couldn't chooose .. hehehe
Toshiba's only come with point. :) Back when I was a newb, I thought they sucked cuzz I had to hook up my own. :D

I prefer the trackpoint also, but both are good for different tasks. If I have the surface and room, mouse.
Wait, didn't IBM's first come with points? And I've seen Dells and HPs with them as well.
 

Heisenberg

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Originally posted by: luvya
Am I the only one to like trackpad more than trackpoint? :confused:
No, I use the trackpad more than the trackpoint (my laptop has both). I still prefer an external mouse to either though.
 

Kelvrick

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Originally posted by: NutBucket
Originally posted by: Kelvrick
Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
seriuosly...they should come out w/ more laptops w/ those instead of trackpads....i have a laptop..and i hate using the pad.....only if it came w/ a point... :( too bad it was a hot deal cuz i couldn't chooose .. hehehe
Toshiba's only come with point. :) Back when I was a newb, I thought they sucked cuzz I had to hook up my own. :D

I prefer the trackpoint also, but both are good for different tasks. If I have the surface and room, mouse.
Wait, didn't IBM's first come with points? And I've seen Dells and HPs with them as well.
I didn't mean that only Toshiba's have them. I meant that toshiba's only have them. They don't have the pad. At least, with the ones I've seen.
 

NutBucket

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Originally posted by: Kelvrick
Originally posted by: NutBucket
Originally posted by: Kelvrick
Originally posted by: DanTMWTMP
Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
seriuosly...they should come out w/ more laptops w/ those instead of trackpads....i have a laptop..and i hate using the pad.....only if it came w/ a point... :( too bad it was a hot deal cuz i couldn't chooose .. hehehe
Toshiba's only come with point. :) Back when I was a newb, I thought they sucked cuzz I had to hook up my own. :D

I prefer the trackpoint also, but both are good for different tasks. If I have the surface and room, mouse.
Wait, didn't IBM's first come with points? And I've seen Dells and HPs with them as well.
I didn't mean that only Toshiba's have them. I meant that toshiba's only have them. They don't have the pad. At least, with the ones I've seen.
Ah. Yep. Gotta love Toshiba:p:)
 

Yomicron

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For casual use:
Mouse > Trackpoint > Trackpad

but if I'm typing:
Trackpoint >> Mouse > Trackpad
 

ElFenix

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i wish that dell used the same keyboard on the latitude and inspiron 6 with the dual pointing devices. but no the insp only has the dumb pad. i usually use a mouse but i'm thinking of getting a laser trackball
 

manly

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Apple PowerBook's original trackball was a great design, but they replaced it in favor of the no-maintenance trackpad.
 

kami333

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Originally posted by: iloveme2
I only hook up a mouse to my laptop to play games like Quake 3 or something.....
Same here. The right and bottom edges of my trackpad also function as scroll wheels so that's nice too. I love trackpads.

I absolutely hate trackpoints though, to the point where I just refuse to by a laptop with one.
 

Jugernot

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Originally posted by: NutBucket
I like trackpoints. I hate trackpads.
Exactly opposite of what I was about to say... trackpoints suck ass. I had one on my old Toshiba laptop and never did like it after 3 years of use. Now I've got a Dell with a touchpad, but I use a laptop optical mouse. :)
 

sciencewhiz

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good trackpoint > mouse > trackball > touchpad

With a trackpoint, I never have to move my hands from the keyboard, which is much more efficient.

I only like IBMs trackpoint, though, at least compared to Dell and Toshiba.
 

NewSc2

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a mouse > all, otherwise you'd see more keyboards shipped with trackpads/trackpoints
 

brxndxn

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Toshiba's only come with point. Back when I was a newb, I thought they sucked cuzz I had to hook up my own.
My Toshiba 3000-S304 has a trackpad.. It sucks too, cause' I'd rather have a trackpoint. Oh well.
 

jonmullen

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I like the pad, the move your finder and scroll and the back and forth in browser is nice.
 

Siddhartha

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Originally posted by: notfred
Using an external mouse with my laptop just feels wierd.... I think I prefer the trackpad. Which is odd, because for the longest time I hated trackpads, but I guess isnce I've been using one for the past few months, I got used to it. The mouse jsut doesn't feel like it belongs with the laptop... hanging way over on the side there...

Anyone else prefer the trackpad?
I am now use to the little red thing enough that I do not use the mouse I carry with my laptop. But I prefer using a mouse.
 

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