November 17th, 2012

beartato phd

(no subject)

Anticipating needing some computer for my trip home for christmas, and no longer possessing my work laptop, I bought a thinkpad x230. Initial impression of the keyboard (a common complaint among thinkpad die-hard fans, because it is different from previous thinkpads') is very positive. Has adequate depth, feels very comfortable. Initial impression of trackpad however is complete shit. Glitchy, albeit bearable after X11 configuration tweaking. Phantom mouseclicks happen. Buttons-integrated-with-trackpad prevent clicking at times near moving mouse. Tap-to-click works, but has such high latency that double-tap-to-click does not work. Probably will bring a real mouse when traveling.