Was just wondering whether the trackpad of this machine will support Microsoft Precision Trackpad drivers, as well as whether the trackpad is glass or plastic/what type of surface it uses. I had a quick look through the website but may have missed this information, so clarification would be wonderful.
I certainly hope so. The trackpad looks to be a good size, but bad touchpad texture or drivers will 100% kill a whole laptop dead.
Yes, we use a Windows Precision Touchpad with a matte glass surface. It works and feels great.
Adding a question onto the original one, what’s the mechanism for registering a click on the trackpad?
Is it a mechanical hinge like a lot of laptops, pressure sensitive like the newer macbooks, relying on tap actions?
It’s a mechanical dome switch, though you can also use or disable tap-to-click in Windows or Linux.
Hot take: I don’t think Precision Touchpad driver support is really that great, it’s honestly quite limiting compared to some other implementations I’ve seen (i.e. more gesture options/customizations, multi-finger drag and so forth). But I suppose it does work better with Windows as a whole.