When I tried it, I thought it was good, but I'd tried a mac touchpad an hour or 2 earlier and I think it's a bit better. The Dell can do more things (e.g. hand over pad blanks the screen), but as I recall, some of the scrolling gestures were iffy. In fairness, the machine I was messing with didn't even have gestures turned on until I did it, so it's possible some drivers were missing. That said, the Dell clearly has a better screen and CPU. If I bought one today, it'd be the XPS or Precision 15.