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So what's the deal? Everybody is obviously pushing optical over laser sensors but can you REALLY feel the difference?

My comparison will be between the G500 and the Deathadder.

I like the G500 for it's buttons (DPI change on the fly) but everyone argues that the sensor on it is not that great and that the Deathadder sensor is the best out there. Too bad the Deathadder doesn't have very many buttons and weird ergonomics.

Is there a mouse with a good amount of buttons like the G500 AND a good sensor?

Can you guys even tell the difference between the 2?
post #2 of 44
MX518. all the way
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Use both and make your own opinion simple as that.
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laser is more accurate
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In my experience nothing beats laser. Except cats. My cat ate the cable, I had to ditch the perfectly fine laser mouse and go crappy optic frown.gif


I sold the cat.
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In my experience nothing beats laser. Except cats. My cat ate the cable, I had to ditch the perfectly fine laser mouse and go crappy optic frown.gif


I sold the cat.

haha!
post #7 of 44
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Originally Posted by EventHorizon;15506602 
So what's the deal? Everybody is obviously pushing optical over laser sensors but can you REALLY feel the difference?

My comparison will be between the G500 and the Deathadder.

I like the G500 for it's buttons (DPI change on the fly) but everyone argues that the sensor on it is not that great and that the Deathadder sensor is the best out there. Too bad the Deathadder doesn't have very many buttons and weird ergonomics.

Is there a mouse with a good amount of buttons like the G500 AND a good sensor?

Can you guys even tell the difference between the 2?

Laser provides more CPI. Optical tracks on cloth surfaces.

Optical+nice shape and buttons ? A4tech X-755BK.
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post #8 of 44
This has become a default question, when speaking about gaming mice.
As for what I have seen, many take from personal preference and experience. IMHO I think laser beats optical, feels more accurate (compared a lot of laser mice with MX518 and such)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15507593 
In my experience nothing beats laser. Except cats. My cat ate the cable, I had to ditch the perfectly fine laser mouse and go crappy optic frown.gif


I sold the cat.

You couldn't just splice the wires? confused.gif I love my optical MX518.
    
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post #10 of 44
Laser or go home imo. Had nothing but issues with most optical mice. they always need cleaned, just like old ball mice use to. ive never had to clean my G9x and it still works like new thumb.gif
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