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What is your opinion of the MBA's trackpad?

Any recommendation for Bluetooth mouse/trackball?

(I normally use a wireless Logitech Trackball, but it ties up a USB port for its transmitter and is a little bulky.)

As portable as is the MBA not using a mouse might be nice?
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As far as I know the Trackpad in the Air works just like the one on the MacBook Pro and should be first rate. I would rather use an Apple Trackpad over pretty much any mouse. So much you can do without taking your fingers off the trackpad. Amazing device.

Give it a try and you should be very happy with it.
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Thanks. I will give the pad a try. Trackpads have bothered me in the past because I always seem to rub them when typing and move the cursor and insertion point. Old age thing I guess. Since I want to do a lot of PS & LR which tends to mouse intensive it may not be an issue.

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i use a air late 2010 and the trackpad is great !

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Thanks. I will give the pad a try. Trackpads have bothered me in the past because I always seem to rub them when typing and move the cursor and insertion point. Old age thing I guess. Since I want to do a lot of PS & LR which tends to mouse intensive it may not be an issue.

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I have this problem on my thinkpad, not on my macbook pro. Donno why. I will tell you I HATE trackpads on windows laptops.. and will use a mouse whenever possible.. but I LOVE them on Macs

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I am looking forward to seeing how it works. Thanks.

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I have this problem on my thinkpad, not on my macbook pro. Donno why. I will tell you I HATE trackpads on windows laptops.. and will use a mouse whenever possible.. but I LOVE them on Macs
I have to agree. Every Windows notebook I have used that has had a trackpad was nothing but trouble for me. Not so with a Mac. The Magic Trackpad is an amazing device!
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I have to agree. Every Windows notebook I have used that has had a trackpad was nothing but trouble for me. Not so with a Mac. The Magic Trackpad is an amazing device!
Third - I always carried an external mouse for my Windows laptops - now I always use a trackpad with the Mac. I even bought the magic trackpad for using in clamshell mode. I cannot say enough how gestures have changed my usage of a computer. I keep linking to Better touch tool - but this App does wonders as far as configuring the multi-touch trackpad.
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