Wednesday, December 12th 2018

Microsoft Revamping Its IntelliMouse With Improved Sensor

Microsoft has apparently taken its IntelliMouse through an upgrade process. One of the more recognizable products harking back to Microsoft's past, the revamped IntelliMouse keeps its form, but sees the inclusion of an improved PixArt PAW 3389 Pro-MS sensor. The PixArt PAW 3389 features 50 levels of DPI sensitivity, running from a base 200 up to 16,000.

The 136 g IntelliMouse is being rated for accelerations up to 50G, and a maximum polling rate of 1,000 Hz; it's of the wired variety, and features a small RGB detail on the palm rest, near the back of the mouse. For now, it's only available in the Chinese Microsoft store (where it's available for 400 Yuan, roughly €50, but it should eventually find its way to other markets.
Sources: Microsoft, Guru3D
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17 Comments on Microsoft Revamping Its IntelliMouse With Improved Sensor

#1
dj-electric
They should've taken the chance and make it lighter. This won't lure many competitive gamers at a whopping 136g.
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JackDarx
dj-electric
They should've taken the chance and make it lighter. This won't lure many competitive gamers at a whopping 136g.
Tell me this is a sarcasic comment :roll:
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StrayKAT
Speaking of gamers, have they ever actually targeted the gaming market?
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dj-electric
JackDarx
Tell me this is a sarcasic comment :roll:
Nothing about this was sarcastic. Modern gaming mice makers understand the need to strive for lighter and lighter mice, usually launching their new products 90g and below.
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#5
kastriot
I still have original intellimouse explorer i bought in 2000 for 150 euros or deutsche marks :P
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#6
fine_printer
dj-electric
They should've taken the chance and make it lighter. This won't lure many competitive gamers at a whopping 136g.
It's 106 gram.
Source
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#7
Prima.Vera
dj-electric
Nothing about this was sarcastic. Modern gaming mice makers understand the need to strive for lighter and lighter mice, usually launching their new products 90g and below.
You mean heavier. ...
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#8
vip3r011
kastriot
I still have original intellimouse explorer i bought in 2000 for 150 euros or deutsche marks :p
still rocking the wmo 1.1a here
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dj-electric
fine_printer
It's 106 gram.
Source
Than i see that the article is wrong, and happy to read that its actually a much more suitable 106 gram. Thanks.
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#10
IceScreamer
I really really like the shape of this thing, that and the understated looks, don't really care about the DPI/accuracy but the shape seems perfect.
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#12
bonehead123
kastriot
I still have original intellimouse explorer i bought in 2000 for 150 euros or deutsche marks :p
Me too, I have 2 of them, and they still work as good as they did when I bought them :)
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Xaled
StrayKAT
Speaking of gamers, have they ever actually targeted the gaming market?
They may have not but with the help of this mice ( ime 3.0) nad its little brother (ime 1.1) gaming brands like Razor and Steelseries are present today..
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redstormpopcorn
StrayKAT
Speaking of gamers, have they ever actually targeted the gaming market?
The Sidewinder peripheral series around 2007-2010. I've had a Sidewinder X8 as my gaming daily-driver mouse for almost 10 years now, and it's only just now starting to show double-click issues. I really wish someone would rip off the vertical thumb button layout now that Microsoft has excused themselves from that market segment.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
IceScreamer
I really really like the shape of this thing, that and the understated looks, don't really care about the DPI/accuracy but the shape seems perfect.
Yeah, but the appeal of the original WMO and the IME 3.0 was that the shape was really nice and they had really good sensors. The new Intellimouse Classic has the shape, but it's not the same to use becuase the sensor sucks.

This is good news if that sensor is decent. I'm not much aware of what is good these days though so I can't say if this one is any good.
dj-electric
They should've taken the chance and make it lighter. This won't lure many competitive gamers at a whopping 136g.
No one cares about competitive gamers. :laugh:

kastriot
I still have original intellimouse explorer i bought in 2000 for 150 euros or deutsche marks :p
That sounds really way to expensive for that mouse at that time.
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#16
Daisho
dj-electric
They should've taken the chance and make it lighter. This won't lure many competitive gamers at a whopping 136g.
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#17
dj-electric
Its nice to know that even TPU has a bunch of users utterly out of touch with how competitive gaming has been refining in the recent decade. :)
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