in all the reviews i have read so far, not a single of the western reviewers mentioned this killer feature that sets snow leopard and mac laptops a world a part from other non-touch screen tablet laptops. treating the touch pad like a writing pad, one can actually write the chinese character like on the iphone. in fact the input screen does look similar to the iphone. i am wondering if it works for chinese, it should work for other languages including english. but i guess apple feels there is no need to implement a slow character by character entry for english when there is a keyboard on all laptops.
any case this is huge i think. cant wait to get my hands on it.