Summary: once you learn the basics, this will do quite well to bring the efficiencies of win8 to an older machine not blessed with a multitouch sensing natively. I bought this to let me use the new win8 swipes, drags, and multifinger management. Mission accomplished...
Very inexpensive way to get the most out of Windows 8 without a Touch Screen
SGK in VA "Avid Reader in VA", Amazon
23 July 2013
Summary: This is a great value - it worked as soon as I put in the included batteries and plugged the transmitter/receiver into a free USB port. No software to add, no conflicts with other pointing devices.
Summary: Gestures work fine...most of the time. It will simply fail to respond every so often, requiring it's power switch to be toggled on and off to restore function. This response failure occurs regardless of the receiver to trackpad distance or a new set of batteries.
Summary: The gestures that can be used by Windows 8 are excellent. You can find a list of the gestures in another persons' review here on amazon (kudos, it's a good list). The thing I absolutely hate about it is that the texture/material they used for where your finger goes feels like the rubber on the...
Summary: I'll admit I found Windows 8 to be a bit awkward to use with a mouse. Not designing a separate interface for mouse control was a mistake IMO. This TouchPad remedies this problem to a large extent. It makes Windows 8 a little better to use.
Summary: To tell you how bad this product is ... Lenovo.com has no reviews on this product. Why? I bought mine directly from them, and wrote a negative review. They refused to post it. When a company has no positive reviews, and refuses to post negative ones ... says a lot!!!
Great build- no software or personalization options.
25 February 2013
Summary: I want to start by saying that I was just about ready to buy the Logitech alternative to this (the T650 Logitech Rechargeable Touchpad T650 with Windows 8 Multi-Touch Navigation - Black (910-003057) , but the price tag kept me wavering.
Summary: I picked mine up and Fry's. There were 5 on the shelf and all had been returned and marked down 5%. Bad sign. I tried anyway since it was cheaper than the Logitech T650. Upon arriving home I found no information online about it and no software to install to customize anything.