I read an interesting article written by Avran Piltch on the LAPTOP website called "Looking for the Nub: "Best and Worst Notebook Pointing Sticks". The author compares ThinkPad, Toshiba, HP and Dell "nubs" and rank orders them based on pointing superiority. I love the question posed by Avran.
" So whose stick sticks it to the others?"
No surprise, the ThinkPad TrackPoint was crowned the winner. They refered to it as the gold standard. Long live the king. David Hill