Yeah, when the MacBooks came out they fell way behind in the Large Touchpad market, they always produced the tiny ones, but their products were always way better than the Chinese junk.
Then the Chinese producers started copying the MacBooks and jumped past Synaptics which is what you're referring to.
But IIRC Synaptics owns a lot of the patents on Touchpads.
Their drivers were lack-luster, which is what you may be referring to, but the latest ones have gotten better. The hardware for their Touchpads always has been top-notch.
Yeah I know, I've worked at Synaptics before. You're right, for awhile Synaptics lost the laptop market for a long time after being 100% market share in Netbooks but it wasn't because of Macbooks it was because of the iPad and other tablets. Anyways you're right the drivers sucked for the longest time because for a couple of years the driver team was never in sync with the firmware team. Also during those years smartphone screens became the focus, the attention paid to the PC product was a lot less until Windows 8 development began. Anyways now they're doing great, their technology is caught up now and is now back to being a leader from a technological standpoint.
Got one last time around. Very happy with mine. Came in like new and it's the best windows machine I've owned so far. great battery life, boots up in seconds, awesome screen, and very responsive. Just wish there was more apps like there is for our android tablet or iphone.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but screens seem to be one of Lenovo's few weak points when it comes to laptops. Not just in terms of resolution, but in viewing angles, panel uniformity, and contrast ratio. The screen of my G580 was pretty atrocious. Obviously this doesn't go for all their screens, but it seems like the majority aren't great.
Let me correct you. On the yoga the viewing angles are great whether from the side or up and down. No blacking out. Another thing I like is even though it does not have a backlit keyboard the screen lights the keyboard making it easily visible. Almost like the keyboard is luminescing.
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