Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T - Can Your Magic Trackpad Do This?


Alt video. Gear: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T, Convertible Tablets, HP 2509m Monitor, Logitech MK710, Bluetooth Audio Transport, Apple Magic Trackpad.

When I saw Apple's Magic Trackpad I thought that is was the least innovative thing possible and all Apple wanted to do was to dig into their fans wallets.  I don't think its that productive and a Wacom device is probably better.  So... since I have an S10-3T which is a neat little touch capacitive tablet I thought that I could use it as a trackpad or something similar.  Check it out.

Flicks are pretty neat when used for desktop purposes. The scrolling is also pretty good.  One tip to achieve really great precision with the S10-3T as a trackpad would be to have the screen on, but dim the brightness down. I didn't turn the screen on until the last part of the video.


For Desktop Manipulation
Someone from Reaper.fm asked me if you could add GUI controls (like sliders, and buttons) to the S10-3T and control a more powerful system.  The answer is yes you can, but it involves a bit of networking stuff (server and client programming).  What's cool about that is that you could add an unlimited amount of S10-3T with lots of touch input types (Korg Kaossilator, Korg iElectribe, Yamaha Tenori-On, they are all possible and you could do even more )

To emulate the Apple's Magic Trackad you would need to capture all of the touch gestures, and send those to the desktop computer for it to emulate.  It would be sweet, but I'm no programmer master with the Touch SDK. I can do single touch with my little programming abilities, and no I'm not developing it because it takes a bit of time (maybe two days worth of programming time) and I'm not getting paid like the tons of "developers" at Microsoft.

I love netvertibles and I think they bring some interesting new innovative ways of doing things.

For more precise everything the Wacom tablets are great. Or if you want to a Magic Trackpad. ;-)

This is a nice follow up video to my "Can your iPad do this?  The S10-3T can".  I don't work for Lenovo, if I did they would be the best company in the world.

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Published: Aug 25, 2010

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