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Corsair Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse Review

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Corsair Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse
Model Number: CH-9000052-NA
UPC: 843591046923
Price As Tested: $59.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: Corsair provided the product sample used in this article.

What’s the difference between a “regular” mouse and a “gaming” mouse? It’s a reasonable question, and one that Corsair hopes to answer with the Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse. Basically, the difference boils down to features and responsiveness. The Corsair Raptor M45 has both of these in spades.

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When optical mice started replacing “ball mice” in the late 1990s, their resolution was only a few hundred dots per inch (DPI) and their polling rates relatively low, which was adequate to traverse the small computer screens and play the simple games of the day. But modern large screens and rapid-fire games demand high resolution and polling rates, and gamers want definable buttons and other features. We’re here to find out how well the Corsair Raptor M45 meets these needs.

Features & Specifications

  • Chassis material: Plastic
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • PixArt optical sensor
  • Max. sensor resolution: 5,000 DPI
  • High-mass scroll wheel
  • Soft-touch finish
  • DPI selector switches with LED indicator

Let’s take a first look at this mouse…


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