I stopped by the Apple Store in Green Hills, Nashville, today. When I was using the new 2.4 MBP, I noticed that the trackpad seemed rough, and my finger didn't slide as easily across the surface as easily as it does on my TiBook's. It "stuck" when I used the same pressure as I use normally.
Keeping in mind my TiBook has been used almost daily for almost 5 years now and when I look at an angle at my trackpad, there is a shiny circle that takes up about 2/3 of the pad - oily residue from my finger. The circle is away from the edges, which is clearly because I use the middle more than the edge.Has anyone noticed a "break-in" period for their trackpad, during which their finger doesn't slide quite as easily across the surface
? It's been too long to remember what mine was like when the machine was brand new, and I'm assuming it was as rough as the MBP's but I was still getting used to the idea of a trackpad in general.
I don't really care - I'm getting an MBP as soon as possible and seeing as there have been no complaints about the trackpad, I'm assuming I'll either get used to it, or it will develop that silky surface like my TiBook in a relatively brief period of time.
I just found this on nnforums
I noticed the same thing. The trackpad on my powerbook was much smoother than my macbook pro. Then today I realized the trackpad on my MBP seemed smoother than it did the day I got it. I appears that the trackpad is a little rough at first, but just needs to be broken in. Now it is physically smoother, and scrolling/mousing seems much more responsive.
note: I use my laptop at least 10 hours a day for my job, so it took around 5 days @ 10 hours a day to start feeling smoother to the touch. Thats about 50 hours of usage.
Has anyone else noticed the "break in" period for the trackpad?
Yes, just as I suspected. Good news.