My Baby Shot Me Down: Razer Demos 4000dpi Mouse
Razer, a leading designer of gaming gear such as mice and keyboards, has unleashed its new Lachesis mouse that sports unprecedented precision of laser sensor. The question is whether anybody actually needs this kind of precision.
Razer Lachesis mouse sports 4000dpi (dots per inch) third-generation laser sensor with 1ms response time and 1000Hz polling (in fact, USB only supports 125Hz polling). Additional features include 32KB of onboard memory to store gaming profiles, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment and so on.
While 4000dpi is truly impressive resolution, the actual factors that influence accuracy of in-game actions are performance of graphics sub-system as well as central processing units. Without smooth framerate, no mouse can improve shooting precision of a gamer. Moreover, 1000Hz polling is higher than the polling of USB bus, which means that the figure has little to do with practice…
Razer Lachesis costs about $80, which is not a low price for a mouse, but for that amount of money gamers receive a mouse with truly comfortable shape and made using high-quality materials.
In addition to its mice, Razer also demonstrated its mouse pads as well as keyboards, all designed specifically for gamers.