A New Option

The newly released iMacs add some nice new features, like faster speeds and dual Thunderbolt ports (allowing from 3 displays). On previous iMacs, the Magic Trackpad could be ordered as an additional option (along with the Magic Mouse). That’s still an option, but the reality is that you don’t need both. Apple was cautious at first, thinking the trackpad couldn’t act as a full replacement for the mouse, but I’ve been a convert ever since first trying it. I haven’t felt the need to use the mouse, even for detailed graphics work. Given the increased use of gestures in many apps (and in the upcoming Lion OS), the Trackpad makes sense as a mouse replacement. Now you can swap the mouse for the trackpad for no extra cost:

Screen shot 2011 05 04 at 12 06 07 PM

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