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First Look: Hands-on with the Synaptics ForcePad for Windows 8
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First Look: Hands-on with the Synaptics ForcePad for Windows 8

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Forget about touchpads and clickpads, the latest way to interface with your laptop is the pressure-sensitive ForcePad.

I'm Dan Ackerman and we are taken a first look. -- the -- used to -- exports Patton assistant the next generation touchpad technology for your laptop. For windows eight lapped up -- probably gonna see in 2013. A big difference is. Unlike click pads which is the stuff you see on Apple laptops a lot of other laptops with the entire -- he was the top and clicks down. I this and is just a flat -- there are no buttons other -- click zones you just tap on it with one finger for a left click two fingers for a right click. But more important than that it's a pressure sensitive pad. I can detect 64 levels of pressure from all five of your fingers and it gives you a lot of different options. In terms of using finger pressure and multiple fingers in order to do stuff out we check -- a couple of demos from fanatics including. Finger pressure demo and a plane flight -- we just leave your fingers. -- back and forth in order to steer the play around the screen. You gonna start seeing force -- hopefully in windows eight laptops out but not before 2013.

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