Advantages responsive, well-made and has loads of features
Disadvantages not really very portable for laptop use
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I first got this mouse about three/four years ago now when I used to game more on my desktop pc. Before this I had never owned an expensive mouse before and was wondering, like you probably are, are more expensive mice really worth it?---Out of the box---
I have mainly used this mouse through Windows XP, but do believe it works on Windows 7 also. After you simply plug the USB in the mouse installs itself very quickly and remembers settings for future reference. There is a small program (downloadable for free off of the internet) that allows you to set up and change all of the buttons on the mouse and other relevant settings - which is very easy to use and I would recommend spending a little time fine-tuning any mouse in this way to optimise gaming or everyday usage. Back to the actual mouse then, there are weights which you can insert into the side of the mouse to change to your preference and these have a handy little storage box to keep them in when not in use.
As stated this mouse looks mean with its downward stance and irregular design, though it is a gaming mouse and well perhaps that is what you want. The finish is black gloss and matt with the sides made from rubber for comfort. Everything is kept quite simple with just buttons and two small red spaces at the back of the mouse to add to its terrifying nature. Maybe more of a rat than a mouse?
This beast of a mouse is great for a gamer or just an average computer user looking for a mean mouse with a whole host of features. The mouse is very responsive on most surfaces (not as good as the now out blue track). The only downside to this mouse and the reason why I have got another (see my other Microsoft mouse review), is that this mouse is not very portable. When I bought myself my laptop I decided that I would have to invest in a wireless mouse as it just isn't practical to sit there with a massive long cable out of your laptop and have to transport that and untangle it so often. A great mouse that is now not that expensive (around £30) but maybe not a laptop mouse.
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