My new laptop is a Dell Latitude E6500. As I was installing some software, I noticed that the touchpad was very slow. Even after changing the mouse speed to the maximum, I still had to do multiple sweeps to get the cursor from one side of the screen to the other. It was really annoying me, so I started to look for a solution.
On the Dell website under the Input Device Drivers section, I found a driver update for the Touchpad. This replaces the default mouse driver with a touchpad specific driver. It makes working with the touchpad a lot smoother and now it’s also possible to disable the touchpad when an external pointer device is attached.
Thank you, Dell!