are there any notebooks with mouse-sticks?
kline at thought.org
Thu Sep 10 21:50:30 UTC 2009
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:29:25AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:08:36 -0700, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > I'm looking for a small computer, 7-10" screen that has a ThinkPad-like stick
> > to act as the mouse.
> This "stick" is called a TrackPoint, as far as I remember. It has been
> common in portable computers built by IB and Toshiba.
i think you're right. ibm came up with some advertising name
that fit. better than "clit" , :-), lol, ..... LOL. yes, i
do laugh at my own jokes now and then.
> > Pref'ly, no touch-pad.
> Sadly, you will find mostly that (crap) in "modern" devices...
it's on my wife's new dell laptop. last time i tried to use it
i couldn't get the hang of it. at any rate, it is in the way of
where my hand would be. ---this, fwiw, is why i bought the last
thinkpad, 3.0GHZ with just the trackpoint and the three
horizontal bars. those work. well, for me. ...
> > The ASUS and just about every other
> > notebook-size device has this kind of scratch-n-sniff pad; [...]
> Nice name. Other names: Fingerprint sensor and coffee cup warmer. :-)
:-) damn small coffee cup, eh?
> > Any clues?
> Look for IBM / Lenovo, maybe they still employ this fantastic and
> easy to use pointing device. Allthough it would completely make sense
> to use a Trackpoint for netbook class computers (litte real estate
> consumption, minimal moving from "hand in typing position" to "hand
> in pointing position"), it seems that the worst solution always
> prevails. I haven't seen Trackpoints on "modern" stuff yet, and I'm
> quite about thinking that it doesn't exist anymore.
i thought i saw the red bottom [top] of the trackpoint in the
newer thinkpads. the chinese probably went with the deafault
[t'pad]. but the pointer dev would take up the least realestate.
and especially on the notebook-sized laptops that would seem
oh::: how about the $100 laptops for kids? what was it?
one-laptop-per-child? did ``the market'' force them to go
belly-up? i'll google around and see if they got skrewd.
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