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Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1148 reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are critical about the price.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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 cats in...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Kravets (wired.com)

Review: Apple Magic Trackpad

 

Apple Magic Trackpad Learn How We Rate Wired Helps alleviate carpal tunnel pain. Saying you're “two-fisting” at 9:30 in the morning never gets old. Tired...

Helps alleviate carpal tunnel pain. Saying you’re “two-fisting” at 9:30 in the morning never gets old

Cursor sometimes gets lost. Occasional instability. Price of admission is high

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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 has brought its multitouch-enabled clickpad from the...

Compact, clean design; responsive multitouch gestures work as smoothly as they do on a MacBook; offers a mouse-free alternative for users who don't have space for a mouse.

Clickable buttons at corners don't work well if Trackpad isn't placed on a hard surface; limited software customization.

Apple's Magic Trackpad offers all the functionality of a MacBook clickpad in a standalone Bluetooth device. For most people, however, it's not worth the pricey upgrade over an existing mouse.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

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

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

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 ...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Vic (technoodling.net)

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : John Martellaro (macobserver.com)

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Staff (gadgetreview.com)

Apple Magic Trackpad Review

 

Apple Magic Trackpad Review

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Color

Color of product:Silver

Energy Management

Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.6.4 + / Mac OS X v10.6.4 + / Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later / Mac OS X v10.6.4+ / Mac OS X Version 10.6.4 oder neuer
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.512 x 0.517 x 0.0720

Technical Details

Buttons quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.94