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Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

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Touchpad  replacing  Trackpad  in Laptops

Users of the laptops are feeling difficult to use the touchscreen facility in the recent laptops, because the screen is perpendicular to the hand and fingers. In most of the laptops, the trackpad and the area left and right of it are vacant.  This area can be used as touchpad replacing trackpad,  as shown in the following figures.  This new touchpad is parallel to the hand and so easy to write, scribble, select, swipe and do digital signatures.

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The touchpad can be enabled to function as trackpad using special key combination(s).  Many app and program icons can be displayed on this touchpad similar to those in tablets and smartphones.  

Additional modifications can be included in this idea to make this feature very useful in laptops, desktops, All in one computers.

Reference:

 The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro.

This Touch Bar on MacBook Pro is very small, difficult to view and difficult to reach by fingers for digital signatures and other actions as mentioned in the following weblink.

        https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207055

 - voxmu

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voxmu
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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

Hi,

      This idea message is in my account but not visible in the General Hardware forum.

- voxmu.

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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

Just about anyone wanting this functionality will want a tablet -- with a digitizing screen.  Intriguing idea, but it has no market.

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voxmu
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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

Then there will only be tablet in the market and no market for laptops with value added features.

- voxmu.

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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

There are tablets, notebooks and hybrids - the hybrids handle both features with compromises in design.  There is indeed no room for a notebook with a digitizing pad -- it's even more of a compromise than a tablet- notebook hybrid.

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voxmu
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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

This year  Lenovo has introduced a laptop with a digitizing pad called Lenovo Yoga Book.  

But there is no physical keyboard on it  for error free typing.

If you are not aware of it, the following are information :

Lenovo Yoga Book with digitizing pad     ( weblink)

- voxmu

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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

This is a hybrid with more than the usual hybrid compromises - the reviews prove exactly my point.

www.pcworld.com/.../lenovo-yoga-book-review-full-of-innovative-ideas-ahead-of-their-time.html

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voxmu
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RE: Touchpad replacing Trackpad in Laptops

How does it matter hybrid or laptop or notebook etc, only the value added feature is important and  in question.

Your post ' ejn63 on 13 Dec 2016 8:05'  clearly states there is no room for a notebook with digitizing pad.

But lenovo has produced the notebook with a type of  digitizing pad and people are using it  in the world

Person 'ejn63'  point is proved wrong.

I do not know the reason why you 'ejn63'  unnecessarily dragging this conversation.

Is there a  moderator  to  edit  these  dragging  posts?

The functionality of  Dell websites are not convincing.  Dell  Ideastrom website is not functioning and now here again problem for a person like me who suggests useful ideas for  computing products.

If this idea is not useful,  why this idea is not visible in the General Hardware forum??

General people can appreciate any idea and improve on the  existing ideas if they are in the forum.

- voxmu.

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