CoolerMaster CS-M Weapon of Choice M4 DM Mousepad ReviewCompxpert - October 14, 2009
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Testing of the mouse pads ran them through a typical day of use, during which I played my game of choice, TF2, as well as used each while using Photoshop. All tests are on a scale of one to ten based on how bad it was or how great it was.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock & 3.44GHz)
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Sapphire HD4870 1GB Toxic
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro
- Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB HDD
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- Case: Lian-Li PC60FWB
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 24° Celsius
Comparison Mouse Pad:
- Zowie Gear G-RF mouse pad (440 x 380 x 4 mm)
Probably the only good thing to be found in the Zowie IO 1.1 Mouse Bundle was the mouse pad itself. Being rather large and having a good grip itself, not just with the rubber bottom but in terms of mouse performance. I decided to pit these two together and see who would come out on top. Additionally, in all tests I used both the Logitech G5 and CoolerMaster Storm Sentinel. The figures for this test are primarily based on headshots acquired in TF2 but also based on how easy it was to use with Photoshop.
For speed, not only did I compare how fast it moved the pointer on the screen, but how fast it moved on the pad. Results are on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being slow and 10 being super fast.
Like in the Zowie review, the mouse didn't grip as well as it could have but it did do better in this review against the Weapon of Choice - M4 . Scale is 1 to 10, with 1 being really hard to control and 10 being really easy to control. When testing control I primarily based the figures on how accurate I was with each mouse in TF2.
With both mice the pads are really neck and neck but it would appear that the CM Storm Weapon of Choice - M4 has the upper hand in nearly all of the tests. Not only is it good in all three of these categories but if there were a rating for art I would give it a 10 there as well.