I fix a lot laptops with problems, and lately I've come across several with poorly working touchpads. Sometimes the touchpads won't respond, for example I can move my finger across the touchpad and the mouse pointer will only move intermittently. The most recent example was a brand new ASUS K55V. It seems to be a serious design fault and not actually faulty touchpads. I am wondering if this is a common problem. As someone who aside from while at work never uses an external mouse this is a big concern for me. Luckily the touchpads on all of the laptops I've ever owned have worked fine, even on my cheap and nasty no brand Chinese netbook. While I find it unacceptable for any laptop to have these issues, I am particularly surprised about the ASUS having problems, as I have come to expect better quality from them.