Yes it is cheaper. And yes it has a higher DPI. No one can argue about that. It also has (this is the latest Cyborg from Saitek..) adjustable size of the mouse, 4-way hat switch and an adjustable scroll wheel.. But no onboard 32k memory, so we still can't compare, they are all different in their own way. All I can say is "Try Before You Buy". That's the best way to know if it's the right thing for you. I mean, you just don't go and buy a car because you can and want to and because everyone else has that specific car?? I don't own a razer because everyone else does, I do it because I like what it can offer me. This doesn't make any other mice less worth, unless it really is a low end "fake laser" mouse with 4 buttons and they all do the same action.. Actually speaking of mice, a friend of mine bought a Razer - Diamondback 3G mouse for his son, a brand new one. And his other son got my old one (old version of Diamondback). And his first son said that the mouse I gave to his other son was better.. Actually both of his son's claim the same.