I flagged question Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? as "off-topic" and also commented that it probably should be migrated to Super User. The flag was declined with a reason that the question is on-topic.
I love the Apple trackpad with its multi-touch gestures. I want to buy a MacBook Pro primarily because of this. I am a student though and it seems to be very expensive for me.
In other words the OP likes a multi-touch trackpad, but would like to buy a PC because MacBook Pro is too expensive for his/her budget.
Hence I was wondering if any other company except for Apple provides a trackpad, or is it only available on Apple devices?
I admit, this part of the question might make it on-topic: Are multi-touch trackpads (there is no mention the question is only about Magic Trackpad) only available for Apple devices?
Also if this is the case then is there a software that can be used to mimic the Apple trackpad on an ordinary laptop? I am using Synaptic but is not the same.
Question is: how to get MacBook Pro's touchpad's functionalities on a PC-laptop's touchpad.
And finally, confirming the OP is looking for a solution for Windows:
i want a hardware and software package. Are there any drivers in windows that will understand the trackpad movements?
All in all, the questions are:
- Is Apple the sole provider of multi-touch trackpads (on-topic)
- If this is true, then how to have the multi-touch functions on a PC laptop's bundled trackpad? (off-topic)
- If this is false, then which PC-companies have laptops that have multi-touch features (off-topic)
Hidden (not asked, but could be involved in answers) workaround questions:
- Are there external multi-touch trackpads for PC laptop? (off-topic)
- Can I use the Magic Trackpad on a PC laptop? (on-topic)
My question is: should the question be heavily edited or migrated to Super User? Or am I wrong enough to just let the question be?