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December 19, 2017 at 10:38 am #75992
Maybe they changed the touchpad too, maybe they just take what they got in stock lol, cause when i try to install synaptics drivers it says there is non. Dunno if that says anything tough…December 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm #75972
Yes i’m not blaming you, i think your reviews are just helpfull, everything else is up to good or bad luck but having said that it’s weird for them to be so inconsistent. I’m just glad if i can add to the overall image of them i mean it’s negative but still realistic and some might be very happy with it, at least you should know what might happen. I mean if you can take the risk of having a bad touchpad, slight keyboardproblems and hickups like occassional shutdowns you’ll still be happy as it won’t be so easy to find a windows laptop with such a good screen and battery life for that price anywhere else. I think maybe some chromebooks at that price point (maybe used) might do a better alrounder job but it’s a more or less close match and if you prefer the way better screen and good audiojack + metal build of it and can life with the touchpad or simply prefer / need windows than this is the route to go i guess…
I see the Chuwi Lapbook 12,3 has a better user rating, might be worth considering. Altough you said that for you the touchpad on it even worse 😉 but maybe it’s not as bad as the bad version of this Notebook ^^ Who knows… life’s a gamble eh 🙂December 18, 2017 at 1:08 am #75948
I ordered mine 16. of October and it arrived i dunno 3 weeks later or something. V4 also i suppose so the bios was locked again but i havea fast uhm … what was is… Sandisk emmc i think and of course the ssd access. Touchpad has a bit of a rough texture to it. How are you all installing Synaptics drivers? I cannot find anything working in that regard. I don’t think it’s gonna be better but just wondering how i can be so blind…
What i though might be cool is that “airbar” that you can find on amazon. It makes a touchscreen out of your laptop and since it is metallic it will stick on it without the usally nessesary magnets. Just a thought that might interest some but well.. 😛December 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm #75941
<p class=” noBgColor”>Did you try the Synaptic drivers?</p>
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No i don’t think i got that working. Wherever i click for a download to that (no matter the site) they all link to synaptics official site. And there i find a bunch of videos, some pdf documents and under drivers this beautiful text:
<h1 class=”title”>TouchPad Driver Support</h1>
Synaptics’ TouchPad device drivers are customized and supported by notebook manufacturers to meet specific driver requirements for their individual products. To ensure the appropriate driver for your device, always use the driver your specific notebook OEM supports.
Installing a generic driver or other driver may result in the loss of OEM-customized functionality and other issues. We recommend you set a restore point before installing any driver to ensure potential need to roll back to the previous driver.
NOTE: Before upgrading to Windows 10, first check with your notebook manufacturer for compatibility, then use your device’s Windows update function to ensure you get the correct driver for your hardware.
To provide comments, please complete the <u>TouchPad Feedback form</u>.
Ok, nice… but no download link.
Prior my Windows 10 installation i think i had everything set up though. There where at least some touchpad options. But the touchpad in and on itself wasn’t any better… sadly.December 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm #75939
The thing is I don’t want to particularly blame Chris, he made this beautiful site, made relatively good videos and gave a good overview over what’s to be expected. But I believe he might have missed some negative sites of the laptop that need to be considered and known to make a good choice. The TouchPad can not ever be called “good” in any way just because it is a “precision TouchPad”. I personally never ever had a worse touchpad. That’s not to say there aren’t worse ones around (some may play crazy or stop working i dunno) but that again doesn’t mean it’s “okay”. It makes it a stresstest every time and it’s the only way of interacting with the laptop as there is no touchscreen nor trackpoint (not that it would make it much better, i’d still prefer a good touchpad). And i don’t really think it’s that smart of a choice, given that there are even other problems like that occasinal short circuiting. That’s a complete failure point. Other things are okay i’m not saying you can’t cope with bad speakers, keyboardproblems and almost unnoticable coilwhine (on mine it is). That’s all good, but what makes it completly unusable is the stressprovoking touchpad that makes working on it slow as hell and the missing support. Also the short circuit like i said, the other problems are just the icing on it. I say it’s only worth the stress if you definetly need Windows and are ok with with only getting a good screen (i never noticed any lightbleed or anything on mine).
But i say, since it’s important (to me) that there are definetly better options in the used market (unless screen + batterylife are your main (and only) concerns. But than again, that you can get out of a chromebook too. They will have better touchpads (working ones, with nice gestures like swiping 3 fingers will change tabs) an even longer battery life and for the most part better speakers. Plus they will even perform equaly even with the weaker hardware. I say it’s better. Only if you want that screen & battery life no matter what AND you cannot live without windows (or with chrome os which also brings android and linux if you demand so (via crouton)) than it is still okay, since yes i know the price really is good..
But after all that stress and fighting i say if you don’t know what to do and what to invest in but want something good in the end, i say do not even bother with this one. UNLESS (and that is the sole reason why i am writing this thread) you are prepared at what’s coming to you. The short circuit problem i do not face that often and the touchpad can simply be left alone and be accepted as being very bad. Than there will be no stress for you. I just want you to know what you’re getting.
Mine i will sell. It still overs something for the price of course but i am still unhappy with a purchase like this. Is all i wanna say.