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18/02/2012 09:47 blog.batteryfast.co.uk Windows 8 Hybrid Laptops all about the Trackpad Windows 8 Hybrid Laptops all about the for example, is the Yoga, a laptop that folds all the Trackpad way around into a tablet, with its keyboard disabled on the reverse side. CloudTags: Windows 8 , Laptops , Trackpad , Dell inspiron 1545 batteries , Hp probook 4310s , think- Sounds good to me. The idea of reaching out to a pad t61 battery touchscreen on a traditional laptop always seemed awkward, because you have to reach over the key- board and subject yourself to gorilla arm. But as long as we’re brainstorming, I have one appeal to Windows 8 laptop makers as they try to combine laptops and tablets into a single device: Please, please, do not neglect the trackpad. The trackpad is not only more comfortable than touchscreens in a laptop setting, it’s more accurate, and it allows the user to execute shortcuts through right clicks. Selecting text is also easier with a poin- ting device, because you can simply click and drag. For a tablet to double as a laptop, I’d argue that a trackpad is just as important as a physical keyboard.http://blog.batteryfast.co.uk/windows-8-hybrid-laptops-all-about-the-trackpad/ Fortunately, Windows 8 will support pointing de- With Windows 8 coming later this year, Ultrabook vices throughout the OS. makers are reportedly scratching their heads over how to integrate touchscreens with thin-and-light But I’m not sure whether this is sinking in. At Intel’s laptops. CES press conference, for example, the chip maker showed off a concept tablet whose screen slid back Existing Ultrabook designs are inadequate, Digi- into laptop position, kind of like Asus’ Eee Pad Slider. Times reports, because when you tap the touchs- It did not include a trackpad. The Developer Preview creen, you might end up pushing the top panel tablet Microsoft handed out at its BUILD conference downward. Strengthening the hinge is an option, included a docking station that paired with a Blue- but then the entire laptop could topple back if you tooth keyboard, but that keyboard did not include push too hard. a trackpad. And despite all the Android tablets that have flooded the market, with their accompanying So now, instead of forcing touch on traditional keyboard accessories, Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer clamshell setups, laptop makers are looking into is the only one I’ve seen with a trackpad built in. other options, such as rotating or sliding screens that turn the devices into tablets. Lenovo solution, Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
18/02/2012 09:47 blog.batteryfast.co.uk Windows 8 Hybrid Laptops all about the Trackpad I, for one, have no interest in Windows 8 tablet-lap- top hybrids that do not include a trackpad. Reaching over to a touchscreen is too difficult, and too impre- cise, and I’m too reliant on clicking and dragging, and using right clicks for productivity. So as device makers rethink the design of Windows 8 PCs, I hope the trackpad gets the attention it deserves. Online discount Battery store : batteryfast. co.ukhttp://blog.batteryfast.co.uk/windows-8-hybrid-laptops-all-about-the-trackpad/ Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2