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  1. #1

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    Aug 31, 2008
    Macbook - multi touch or not?
    I have a new Macbook 2.4ghz and I can use two-finger scrolling on it, which I understood to be one of the features of multi-touch. However, looking through the buyer's guide in Mac Format, it says that a disadvantage is that there is no multi-touch. Wiki also says Macbooks don't have it.

    Is my understanding of multi-touch incorrect, or is it something the latest models have but older Macbooks don't?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 09, 2006
    Biloxi, MS
    No it's not multi-touch. That just the way of scrolling with all of the trackpads. The multi-touch is only on the MBPs.
    -13.3 Macbook Pro Retina / 64GB iP5 / 16GB iPad Mini

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    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    Yea... The "real" multitouch consists of the three finger swipe, pinch to zoom, and rotate gestures...

    "The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."

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    May 13, 2008
    Edmonton, AB
    Unibody MacBook 2.4GHz/4GB Ram/320GB HD
    Quote Originally Posted by 05GT View Post
    The multi-touch is only on the MBPs.
    The MacBook Air also has Multi-Touch.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2008
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz MacBook Black 4GB RAM Mid 2008
    No as others have stated, however for new buyers viewing the thread, its extremely likely we'll see new macbooks in the near future and i'm nigh on certain multi-touch will be added to the line.

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