How is that driver in 8? No smooth scroll I'm assuming you mean? Is there multitouch?
Yeah, right now Synaptics + Windows 8 seems like the best trackpad experience possible on Windows.
I have an Asus Zenbook and unfortunately the driver situation is really terrible for Elan touchpads. I tried several drivers, they each had one or more of the following problems for me:
- No deadzone for the buttons (buttons are integrated into the touchpad itself, it's a clickpad thing so even if the driver was good, it was useless if this problem existed)
- Very poor palm detection compared to synaptics
- Multitouch was overly sensitive to the point of uselessness
- Touchpad freakout (touchpad confused, wait a second or two to let it know you just want to two-finger-scroll)
- Poor tracking response
- No smooth scrolling
Unfortunately, this left me with the Asus touchpad drivers and their proprietary configuration app, which is bulky, sometimes buggy, and has an added problem of setting several power options to maximum power (ie: minimum CPU throttle, Intel Graphics Power Plan, etc) whenever certain multitouch gestures are used (scrolling, rotating, etc). Other than that it's pretty decent and improves the Elan drivers to maybe 80% of a Synaptics solution, but I had to find a way to kill off the power changes since it was murdering my battery life. I solved that by creating a scheduled task to run some powercfg commandline stuff every time it detected a power plan change event (hooray Windows Events and Task Scheduler!).
So, I solved it, sure. But nothing beats installing a default Synaptics driver and having everything just work