Note that the AccuPoint isn’t even available on every Tecra model. The cap on mine fell off, but none of the replacements I’ve bought, nor the original which I found seem to fit anymore. August 8th, at 7: In the early s, Zenith Data Systems shipped a number of laptop computers equipped with a device called ” J-Mouse “, which essentially used a special keyswitch under the J key to allow the J keycap to be used as a pointing stick. Been using the trackpoint on a Dell D for more than 5 years and it still beats your standard touchpad.

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March 26th, at This is a genuine pointing stick. If you feel the cap comes off too easily, replace it. April 28th, at 9: Even better, touch typists like me don’t have to lift our hands off of the homerow to use a pointing stick, allowing us to work faster and put less strain on our wrists and shoulders. Have one to sell?

Hey Avram, it looks like once you published your observations about trackpoint thing and then never looked this page again. I have always preferred the pointing stick.

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Call me old-fashioned, stubborn, or stuck in the “PC era,” but when I’m using tracksrick notebook, I want the most accurate navigation tool possible, one that lets me do my work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

I was checking en-us and cz Dell sites. I barely have to move my hand and fingers to navigate and select while browsing the web–no swiping or any other gesturing needed.

Pointing sticks are still far better than today’s touchpads for a couple of reasons. InTed Selkera researcher at PARCworked on a pointing stick based on a study [ del needed ] showing that it takes a typist 0.

Has anyone bought this machine or saw it somewhere? May 27th, at Elevated higher than key level, the 4mm wide TouchStyk was easy to grip.

laptop – New Dell Latitude (): Trackpoint (pointing stick), 32 GB RAM? – Super User

You can play with setting different values to different trackpoint properties and maybe compare props of your Lenovo trackpoint with Dell’s. Based on The New Hacker’s Dictionary.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In windows, it feels great. On a related note, thanks to the cap being easily detachable like that, you should be able to use ThinkPad trackpoint caps, which some people report have a better feel than the ones Dell and HP use.


They all have square openings inside, but the “nub” that sticks up from the trackstock is round and looks like a flat screw.

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Since ThinkPad computers have a nub that is responsive to pressure in a direction, and there is a patent for this, [ citation needed ] other companies have depl it so a person dll to move the finger a large distance to cause the nub to rock from side to side in a much less efficient way. In windows, the sensitivity is much more precise to subtle movements.

I just wish I could just swap the cap for one that has an upward-arching, convex dome. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Source Setup and Features Information:.

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The cap is red on ThinkPads, but is also found in other colours on other machines. As the author pointed out, the pointing stick allows me to keep my fingers on the “home row” of the keyboard while operating the pointing device.

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