Here we see Synaptics showing off their HP Touchpad at CES 20120. This Touchpad isn’t quite like all the others, however. Synaptics has replaced the daughterboard responsible for sensing touch and replaced it with their own. HP used 16 different chips to make their board, while the new Synaptics board uses only one. As explained in the video, the result is the ability to detect up to ten fingers and record each individual pressure response from those fingers. There’s also a mention of better battery life since there are less chips, but no real mention as to whether or not the battery performance boost is noticeable.
To demo other improvements made, a homebrew version of CyanogenMod 7 has been installed, allowing them to feature increased response to touch. Click on for the demo!