ASUS ROG Chakram Core Review 13

ASUS ROG Chakram Core Review

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Introduction

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ASUS is a Taiwan-based computer hardware and electronics company founded in 1989. As much as the ASUS ROG Chakram left a lasting impression (see our review), there is no denying that it sits outside of most people's price range. For those generally interested in the features the Chakram has to offer, but less in its wireless functionality and paying a fortune, ASUS has made the Chakram Core. Both lighter on weight (94 g) and price ($99.99), the Chakram Core keeps most of the functionality of the Chakram: PixArt's 16,000 CPI PAW3335 sensor, hot-swappable main button switches, programmable joystick that can be used either in digital or analog mode, and extensive customizability when it comes to weight, lighting, and software options. Additionally, the Chakram Core is one of the first mice to natively support NVIDIA's Reflex Latency Analyzer, making it a great fit to be paired with ASUS's latest 360 Hz monitor, the PG259QN. Unfortunately, I lack the latter and was thus unable to do any in-depth testing in that regard.



Specifications

ASUS Chakram Core
Size:132.7 mm x 76.6 mm x 42.8 mm
Size (inches):5.22" x 3.01" x 1.69"
Ambidextrous:No
Weight:94/108 g
Number of Buttons:9 (including wheel click and joystick)
Main Switches:Omron D2FC-F-K (50M) (China)
Wheel Encoder:Mechanical
Sensor:PixArt PAW3335
Resolution:100–16,000 CPI
Polling Rate:125/250/500/1000 Hz
Cable:1.80 m, braided
Software:Yes
Price:$99.99
Warranty:2 years

Packaging, Weight, Cable, and Feet

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