are there any notebooks with mouse-sticks?

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Sep 9 22:57:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 02:08:36PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> I'm looking for a small computer, 7-10" screen that has a ThinkPad-like stick
> to act as the mouse.  Pref'ly, no touch-pad.  The ASUS and just about every other
> notebook-size device has this kind of scratch-n-sniff pad; unfortunately, it looks
> as tho my palm would go there.  (I *did* see a separate mouse [and other add-ons]
> for the EEE; that might be a work around.)

I sympathize with your desire for a trackpoint (instead of a touchpad),
and this is one reason I keep getting ThinkPads for my laptops.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any "netbooks" that come with trackpoints.
I hope you get an answer on this list so I'll get one as well (with the
obvious preference for FreeBSD, or at least *some* BSD Unix,

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