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Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)

Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380)
alaScore 92

887 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 887 reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the durability and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability, durability

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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380) from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on People really like the durability and design. The reliability and usability also get good views, but comments are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, reliability, design, durability


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

This summary is based on the products: Apple Magic TrackPad & Wireless Keyboard Clique Dock system by Henge DocksApple MC380Z/A - Magic Trackpad

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

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: David Kravets (

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...

Oct, 2010


Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Apple Magic Trackpad review: Apple Magic Trackpad


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: Vincent Nguyen (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


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 of Connection:Bluetooth