I just bought an HP Pavillion dv4. It's nice enough, but it has a seriously sticky trackpad. HP says it's not a defect.
My finger won't glide over it- the material is something obnoxiously shiny that shouldn't have made it past a prototype. It's sticky to the touch and at the same time, too smooth. Why is that, and now that it's in my hands, can I do anything about it?
(I've seen this
but my case is too extreme)
Third party products? Home hacks? It works great when I put something like paper or cloth between my finger and the pad, but that's not viable in the long run. It seems like it needs to be more matte like most trackpads are...could that be accomplished somehow with something abrasive without destroying it? I even know someone with a laser etching machine (yes, mildly crazy, but the alternative is starting my laptop search from scratch).
If there isn't a simple fix, then back in the box it goes for bad design.