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or touch pad  (tŭch′păd′)
A pointing device consisting of a soft pad sensitized to finger movement or pressure and used especially on laptop computers as an alternative to a mouse.


(Computer Science) computing (esp on laptop computers) a small flat surface which is sensitive to touch, used to control an on-screen cursor


a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by sliding the finger along a special surface: used chiefly in notebook computers.


[ˈtʌtʃpæd] n (COMPUTING)touchpad mtouch paper touchpaper [ˈtʌtʃpeɪpər] n (British) to light the touch paper, to light the blue touch paper → mettre le feu aux poudrestouch screen nécran m tactiletouch-sensitive [ˌtʌtʃˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj [screen] → tactile; [keypad] → à effleurement
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Like all things Apple, the Magic Trackpad is beautifully designed and perfectly executed.
Still just 5mm at its edge, iMac Pro comes in a stunning new space gray finish with a matching Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and optional Magic Trackpad, and features the best Mac display ever, with 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide color gamut and support for over 1 billion colors, delivering an even more vivid and true-to-life viewing experience.
Besides, Space Grey versions of the Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are going to be sold alongside the new iMac Pro.
A new Macbook Pro-style Magic Trackpad is also available as an option instead of the mouse for an extra PS44.
The all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are more comfortable, capable and environmentally friendly.
In addition, Apple has also announced new accessories, including its Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2.
The new Magic Trackpad 2 also brings Apple's Force Touch interface to the
Larger external trackpads, such as Apple's Magic Trackpad, pictured atop the next column, sit beside your computer to provide touchpad technology via a larger platform positioned more naturally for your hand.
The Magic FrogPad transforms the Apple Magic Trackpad into a keyboard and Numeric keypad and keeps the functionality of the mouse.
Mac Book or Mac Book Pro users who're used to its multi-touch trackpad are bound to love this new Magic Trackpad from Apple, that if they own a Mac still.
AutoCAD for Mac takes full advantage of Mac OS X, including graphical browsing of design files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch gestures on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for intuitive pan and zoom features.