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Apr 3 2013   1:05PM GMT

Ditch the mouse, get a touchpad

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Windows 8 is designed to be a touch-based operating system. For Day 14 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I am making the switch from a mouse to a Logitech t650 touchpad that provides a more native touch experience.

After a small initial learning curve, I never had any problem getting around Windows 8 using a mouse. Using a touchpad, however, is a more natural way of interacting with Windows 8, and provides a more consistent experience whether I am sitting in my office using the Surface Pro as a “desktop PC”, or on the go using the Surface Pro as a tablet.

I prefer touch anyway. I bought a 23-inch touch-enabled monitor. Then I discovered that there’s nothing natural about reaching across my desk to tap or swipe the monitor. A touchpad, on the other hand, sits right next to my keyboard within easy reach of my hands so I can work with it seamlessly.

Read Surface Pro, Day 14: Ditch the mouse, get a touchpad for more about making the switch from mouse to touchpad with a Surface Pro.

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  • Michelle Greenlee
    Thanks for posting, Tony. I like having the option to touch the screen but like you, I don't want to be reaching across my desk to interact with my computer.
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