Razer Lachesis 3G Gaming Mouse Reviewajmatson - December 18, 2007
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So are all mice created equal? There are those out there that think this so, but we are here to find out. I am going to be testing the Lachesis against several mice that offer similar features. All mice are wired USB mice and use laser tracking that is user adjustable. I am going to be testing for speed, comfort, precision, and the ability to customize.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor
- XFX nForce 680i SLi
- Crucial Ballistix (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800 Memory
- FoxConn GeForce 8600GTS (ForceWare 163.75)
- Antec EarthWatts 500W PSU
- Seagate Barracuda 750GB SATA 3.0GB/s HDD
- Windows XP Professional w/ SP2
- Razer Exactmat Control Mouse Pad and ExactRest Ergo Wrist Rest
- RAZER Lachesis 3G Laser Gaming Mouse
- RAZER Diamondback 3G Laser Gaming Mouse
- Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse
- WOLFKING TROOPER Laser Gaming Mouse
The first test is the speed test. For this test I use each mouse on Battlefield 2 for tank control. Anyone who has played Battlefield 2 will tell you that turning the turret of the tank is tedious having to pick up the mouse and re-adjust to keep turning it. I graded on a scale of 1-100 (1 being the slowest and 100 being the fastest) on how fast I was able to complete a 360 in the turret.
Next up I tested the Lachesis for comfort compared against the other ones. For this test I used the mouse continuously during a two hour gaming session and graded it on how crampy my hand felt after the two hours. Again it is on a scale of 1-100 with 1 being the most cramped and 100 being totally comfortable.
Now for the test I was waiting for; I am going to test for precision. Anyone who has played a First Person Shooter as a sniper knows how critical it is to have that accurate shot to take down the target and not give away your position. On this one I played the level "All Ghillied Up" in the game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This is a level built on sniping and precision is key in completing it. I rated this one how how accurate I could get my shots based on the precision of the laser. Since the Lachesis goes to 4000 dpi I played the level once at 2000 dpi like the others, and once at 4000 dpi. The scores are 1-100 based on how many headshots I was able to achieve. One being no headshots, and 100 being all headshots.
Lastly we have the ability to be customized. To gauge this test I graded in a scale of 1 to 100 based on two categories. One being the ability to change the buttons to suit in-game play, and the second the ability to change options such as sensitivity on the go.