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10 months ago#1
Higher DPI... how does it help? Having to move the mouse quarter of an inch less to turn around in comparison to a $9 mouse? Can't you just crank the sensitivity up in the game?
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10 months ago#2
Plain and simple it's because Laser Mice are better than Optical Mice.
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10 months ago#3
They really aren't.

Anrui_ posted...
Plain and simple it's because Laser Mice are better than Optical Mice.

Also, this is incorrect.
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10 months ago#4
Anrui_ posted...
Plain and simple it's because Laser Mice are better than Optical Mice.


My G400s disagrees with that.
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10 months ago#5
Stingyray posted...
Anrui_ posted...
Plain and simple it's because Laser Mice are better than Optical Mice.


My G400s disagrees with that.


Facts are facts.

7. Optical vs Laser Mouse: User Experience - Optical mouse has definitely proved itself as a much improved version over the mechanical mouse. However, it cannot take down the supremacy that laser mouse has established in terms of user experience. As the screen for the computer sizes up to 17inches and even larger sizes, it is desired that the mouse gives a good DPI. Here, Laser mice are always preferred than the simple optical ones. Also, laser mice are popular among gamers for their high precision and added hardware feature of extra buttons.


http://www.engineersgarage.com/contribution/difference-between-optical-mouse-and-laser-mouse
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10 months ago#6
And yet. My optical mouse is more precise than my much more expensive laser "gaming" mouse. But oh well!
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10 months ago#7
Anrui_ posted...
Facts are facts.


http://www.overclock.net/t/951894/the-truthful-mouse-guide

#6. Take a look at the graphs. Accuracy dies off pretty quickly on laser mice.
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10 months ago#8
If you look almost anywhere for tips on how to get the best-performing possible mouse, they will specifically tell you to AVOID a laser mouse and to instead go with Optical. They'll also tell you not to worry about having a 12,000 dpi mouse because nobody ever uses that kind of dpi. Professional gamers use a specific set of optical mice and not laser.

But you know what? The fact that somebody who has a laser mouse thought they were using "the best" should tell you everything you need to know. It really doesn't make the kind of difference that people like to pretend it does. I've been playing games with a mouse for as long as mice have been in widespread use, and I've found that as long as you don't have a roller-mouse with lint in it, you'll be fine. I've used two different Microsoft mice considered to have "perfect" optical sensors which are used by professional gamers as well, I own the DeathAdder 3500 which is supposed to be basically the same thing, and I've used plenty of cheap mice as well, and the only differences that have ever mattered to me are the weight/feel of the mouse and the number of buttons on it.
10 months ago#9
Anrui_ posted...
Facts are facts.

lol you poor misinformed fool.
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10 months ago#10
Software, features, and buttons.

Also, to increase accuracy you lower sensitivity, in which case higher dpi does matter.
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