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Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)

Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)
alaScore 92

1708 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1708 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The durability and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, durability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 283 user reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, design, durability, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 842 user reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com.

usability, design, price, durability, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple Magic Trackpad

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Review Apple Magic Trackpad Mouse Replacement

 

It's magic? Apple's Magic Trackpad now also places a MacBook Pro' ...

At the moment, Apple's Magic Trackpad is at the top all by itself because there aren't any comparable products with these qualities

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Double-Fisting Apple’s Trackpad to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

I've been testing Apple's Magic Trackpad since shortly after its late July debut, and I love it. Or should I say: love them. For the last two decades, I've been making my living as a writer. As consequence I've started to develop carpal tunnel...

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Apple Magic Trackpad

 

Apple has moved one step closer to banishing the button. After making significant inroads with touch-based input on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and MacBook, Apple brings swipes to the desktop with the Magic Trackpad. While it basically amounts to the...

Gorgeous, well-built design ; Easy installation ; Intuitive software ; Works as well as Apple’s class-leading MacBook trackpads

Rechargeable batteries not included ; Not as precise as a mouse

Apple brings a page from the MacBook to the desktop with its Magic Trackpad: an excellent - if still dubiously necessary - mouse replacement.

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Magic Trackpad review

 

Apple's Magic Trackpad isn't the first of its kind -- in fact, Wacom has been playing this game for awhile -- but it's the first of its kind from the

Great industrial design ; Perfect trackpad experience for a desktop ; Multitouch works flawlessly

Easy to get lost in large surface area ; Single button click limits options ; Windows implementation is weak

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Apple Magic Trackpad

 

If you're a Mac user who's more comfortable using a trackpad than a mouse, get yourself to your local Apple store and pick up the Magic Trackpad.

Supports up to four-finger multitouch gestures. Video help built into control panel. Great design and feel. Fits perfectly with Apple Wireless Keyboard

Learning curve if you're used to trackpads with buttons or to traditional computer mice. Only works as a two-button scrolling mouse in Boot Camp/Windows

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Magic Trackpad Review

 

External trackpads aren't exactly new, but Apple has managed to instill no small degree of excitement into their new Magic Trackpad by virtue of their

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Apple Magic Trackpad Review

 

For those keeping score, Apple had only one computing product left in its lineup that wasn't multitouch-oriented: its desktop Macs. Not anymore. With the introduction of the Magic Trackpad, Apple ...

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Apple Magic Trackpad Review

 

In an attempt to bring some multitouch magic to the rest of their product line, Apple now has a Bluetooth wireless input device called the Magic Trackpad, and it is about as minimalist a control surface as you can get. It's nothing more than a CD-case...

No learning curve for portable Mac users ; Looks great next to a Wireless KB ; Multi-touch gestures

Not very precise ; The occasional mysterious cursor jump ; Not cheap

However if your priority is precise selection and quick and confident cursor manipulation (say, when working with Photoshop images, or Logic waveforms, or even just a word processor) I’d hesitate to recommend the Magic Trackpad. After all there’s a...

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Apple Magic Trackpad Requires Patience

 

The Apple Magic Trackpad is a blessing, but in disguise. It'll require new muscle memory for dedicated mouse users, is better than a conventional trackball, and has amazing new features. But it'll require a period of acclimation.

The Magic Trackpad isn’t cheap, and so one wouldn’t want to buy it on a whim, expecting to immediately make Mac life wondrous. Despite the Fast Tracking mode, I still don’t get the immediate and fine tracking and pointer control that I can get with a...

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Apple Magic Trackpad Review

 

For years, the distinction between desktop computers and laptop computers has been clear. To control a desktop computer, you use a mouse and to control a laptop computer, you use a trackpad. When Apple released their latest MacBook and MacBook Pro...

Large surface area makes it easy to use ; Bluetooth wireless connection provides up to 33 foot range ; Flawlessly detects multiple finger gestures ; Long battery life, includes two AA batteries ; Less tiring to use than a mouse ; Works with Windows PCs...

Can be challenging to set up initially ; Requires Mac OS X 10.6.4 plus additional software updates ; Limited finger gestures available when using it on a Windows PC

Product Specifications

Configuration

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included:No / Yes
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: No
Scrolling Type:Not Applicable
Scrolling Wheel: No
USB:Not Applicable / USB 2.0
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Not Applicable
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Touchpad
Type of Connection:Bluetooth
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