Microsoft Targets for Precision Touchpads

December 28, 2016 5:09 pm | Updated 1 year ago.

According to a presentation at the WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft may need to have precision touchpads for all its Windows 10 PCs.

If the planning is executed properly then there will be an update to Microsoft’s agreement with their hardware makers, because of Microsoft’s own touchpad specifications rather than the hardware makers.

Mainstream personal computer companies like HP and Dell already follows the required standards, with touch gestures like the ability to swipe three fingers downwards the screen to show the desktop and many more. During the WinHEC presentation in China, Windows 10 program manager Joyce Ho said, “We are thinking about to add precision touchpad as the requirements to the compatibility program.”

Although bringing the touchpad capabilities would naturally improve the end user experience on the lower-end notebooks, but it will also increase the manufacturing costs. Joyce Ho also suggested that Microsoft is planning to add four-finger gestures and other few improvements to Windows 10.

 

Source: http://www.pcmag.com/news/350632/microsoft-eyes-precision-touchpad-requirement

Date of Publication: DECEMBER 27, 2016