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Razer Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse - Page 4 of 4


CONCLUSION
The Razer Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse has elbowed its way into my primary mouse at home for gaming, web browsing, and general computing. I do some graphic design on occasion at work. So, I'm strongly considering on using this mouse for that too as the single pixel precision needs would be met very well with this mouse. There's a lot about this mouse and it's accompanying software that impresses.

You may have noticed that the back of the box carries the "Agilent enabled" logo. This is because Agilent makes the sensors for many optical mice, including Logitech. The particular sensor for this mouse is the A3070. Agilent has yet to release a datasheet on this sensor though, so the finer details are unknown at this time. Razer used a standard Agilent sensor (ADNS-2051) and controller for their previous Viper mouse which offered less precision and fewer buttons than this more advanced A3070.

Below is a chart comparing some of the most important aspects between the Razer Diamondback's closest competition in terms of technical specs, the Logitech MX 510.

The 1ms response time (lag) of the Razer Diamondback is impressive. I never noticed any lag whatsoever with this mouse.

Mice are probably the most particular piece of hardware we own. I hope that I've been able to give you enough of my impressions to make an informed decision on whether this is the next mouse for you or not.

I didn't get into the potential for increasing your USB polling rate in Windows (the USB spec is 125Hz) as you can really damage your system if you're not careful/lucky. You can force your polling rate up to 500Hz and even 1,000Hz for even more precision and overall perforance.

That's about it. Again, I was (and still am) a huge fan of the MX700 and MX1000 but the Razer Diamondback had what it took to rise above the rest. 


 
Razer Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse

PROS
  • High build quality
  • Cool factor
  • Nice illumination through sides and scroll wheel
  • Gold plated USB connection
  • Works equally well with USB 1.0/2.0
  • Rubberized, contoured buttons
  • Larger, wider, quiet, and precise scroll wheel
  • Decent price
  • 7' USB cable
  • USB cable is thinner/lighter than most
     
CONS
  • Side button placement/feel
  • Some brief adjustment period when coming from previous asymmetric mouse use

Check out CrazyPC for ordering information.

Please feel free to ask any questions or post any comments in this thread of our forums.
 

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CHANGE LOG

The following is a list of changes that have been made to this review since it was originally published:

  • January 11, 2005 - Page 4: Removed data processing rate line from comparison chart to Logitech 510 which appeared to contain inaccurate MP/s rating.

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