Saitek GM3200 Laser Mouse ReviewPropane - March 12, 2008
Category: Input Devices
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When it comes to playing a FPS game or taking advantage of the UI elements of your operating system and programs, a standard mouse is what most people use. They have been around forever and, to most people, are nothing special. However, to the enthusiasts and gamers, a mouse can mean a lot. Factors like DPI, number of buttons and the ability to customize it, are meaningful terms that can make the difference in your mouse choice. Although those are all important, companies that produce mice don't talk much about real world performance and comfort in a realistic way, and that is exactly what this review intends to do. Hopefully by reading this review, you will get a good idea of the real world performance that this mouse provides.
The Saitek GM3200 Laser Mouse is one of Saitek's new high end gaming mice. Saitek claims that this is the first 3200 DPI mouse - a very impressive feat. The GM3200 also sports many features along the lines of user customization; for example, the weight of the mouse can be changed by adding or removing small weights and the amount of friction can be changed by flipping the feet of the mouse over. These features sound pretty exciting and will be looked at in-depth over the next couple of pages.
The packaging that the Saitek GM3200 Laser Mouse comes in is very similar to the packaging that their other mice come in. A simple cardboard box has some of the features on the front and back, while the mouse can be viewed though a plastic covering. Some of the features listed on the front of the box are the 3200 DPI resolution, the laser engine, the adjustable weight, and the adjustable friction. The back lists mostly the same features, but in several different languages.
The left side of the box talks about the adjustable weight and friction system. A cool diagram is included that shows you the basic idea of how this works. On the right side of the box, is a list of the specifications and a picture of the mouse.
Included in the package is a CD that has the software that we will install later in the review, as well as a few other things.