Do the multi-touch features of the Magic Trackpad work on older MacBook models?

I have a Late 2007 MacBook (3,1) and I've always been interested in the multi-touch gestures featured in the later models, such as using 3 and 4-finger dragging or inertia scrolling, and my interest has risen even greater with the prominent use of them in OS X Lion. So I was wondering whether it is possible to use these multi-touch gestures if I bought a Magic Trackpad. Would these 3 and 4 finger gestures now work with my MacBook using the Magic Trackpad, or is it just impossible to access these functions without upgrading to a later Mac model? I have 10.6.6 currently, so I assume that I already have that Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0 installed. Thanks in advance.

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    Yes it will, as long as you are updated and have bluetooth (which i believe those do), you are good. :)

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  • I'm actually pretty sad about it too. I just upgraded my late 2007 MacBook (13 inch) to Mac OS X Lion this morning. The upgrade is amazing. Super smooth even on this old computer BUT multi-gestures are not supported. I guess we will have to buy a Magic Mouse in order to use those amazing multi-gestures on the new Lion upgrade.
    Anyways, other than that, Lion runs extremely smooth. I love it! I recommend it even on a late 2007 white MacBook. :)

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  • I have a Macbook 2,1 (bought Oct 2007) with the new Lion OS installed and YES it does work. I'm now trying to get used to using a trackpad again with my computer since I had bought a mouse a long time ago.

    Even the Chinese handwriting works with my old Macbook. That has been a wonderful addition since I'm learning Japanese and now I can look up kanji.

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