This is absolutely true. I hate Apple and despite that I own a Powerbook because it had the best hardware available at the time.
The trackpad is absolutely not available on any Windows laptop and this thing is a 2012 model! That makes all of the other manufacturers incompetent to be frank. The other features this 2015 doesn't match is the retina display and the larger SSD - although I cheaped out and got the 128GB. If ASUS can't compete with a 2012 powerbook then they are muppets.