This touchpad works pretty much as you'd expect right out of the box which is just as well as there is no means to configure it. I would expect there to be a control panel to configure things such as gestures, tap to click and direction of scroll etc, as the Apple touchpad on a Mac has. That said, all the gestures that you'd expect are there. The only issue I had was that they are not the same as the Apple touchpad which I am more used to. Given time, I'll get used to the different gestures I'm sure.
One minor issue I've noticed is that if the receiver is plugged into the pc when it is first switched on (before windows loads) , the keyboard repeat rate is very high indeed (i.e. typing a letter registers multiple letters). This shouldn't be an issue unless you have a BIOS password set (or in my case some crazy security thing installed as it's a work machine) and temporarily removing the receiver cures the problem entirely.
All in all, I'd recommend this item as it represents good value for money and is well styled too.