Summary: I haven't had this to long but it seems to be doing the job. It installed on my windows 8 hp laptop without problems and was up and ready in no time. It does entail a hefty learning curve and it can be over sensitive. Sometimes reading fingers that aren't quite touching as a multiple finger stroke rather than a single or double finger gesture. It has a ton of gestures but little or no manual to explain how to use it.
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... I've used this both with my old Lenovo s9 (yes this netbook rolls with win8, quite well once i dropped in a cheap ssd) and with my Toshiba laptop... both worked just fine on insertion of the wireless dongle...
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. The range is decent enough that you can sit back and play touch control oriented games, go thorough photos - do most anything you would do with a touch screen (not everything however).
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. Never have this problem with other wireless mice I use on the same PC. The active surface area is terrible.
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 bottom of the 4 footies that keep it in place; it's not "hard" to move your fingers across it persay, but when you compare it to ANY laptop texture (let alone the macbook magic...
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. The down side is that it is still a track pad and if you don't like using laptop track pads you won't like this either.
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!!! I have two Lenovo touch screen All-in-One's. I wanted to have the same Win 8 touch experience on my old Dell. This was on sale at Lenovo.com, and they claim it is for Win 8.
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. I ended up picking one of these up from Lenovo's own site for 30 dollars on sale. I had seen the Logitech up close in store, and I hoped this would parallel its abilities at least somewhat.