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What it is: The overall specification of the mouse, showing its performance and limitation.
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Minimum CPI (DPI)

What it is: The minimum CPI (DPI) the mouse can be set to. CPI (count per inch) or DPI (dots per inch) represent the number of steps the mouse sensor reports when moving one inch. A lower CPI (DPI) has the effect of reducing the distance the cursor moves onscreen when moving the mouse a fixed distance. We display the manufacturer's value. If the CPI (DPI) isn't given by the manufacturer, we test it and round the value to the closest hundredth.
When it matters: When your comfortable CPI is low and you want to know if the mouse can achieve it.
Good value: 400 CPI (DPI)
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Maximum CPI (DPI)

What it is: The maximum CPI (DPI) the mouse can be set to. CPI (count per inch) or DPI (dots per inch) represents the number of steps the mouse sensor reports when moving one inch. A higher CPI (DPI) has the effect of augmenting the distance the cursor moves onscreen when moving the mouse a fixed distance. We display the manufacturer's value. If the CPI (DPI) isn't given by the manufacturer, we test it and round the value to the closest hundredth.
When it matters: When your comfortable CPI is high and you want to know if the mouse can achieve it.
Good value: 2000 CPI (DPI)
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CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps

What it is: The minimum gap between each CPI (DPI) adjustment settings.
When it matters: When you want to precisely adjust the CPI (DPI) of your mouse to your preference.
Good value: 50 CPI (DPI)
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CPI (DPI) Error

What it is: The error percentage between the set CPI (DPI) and the actual CPI (DPI). The CPI (DPI) used for this test is the closest value possible to 1000 DPI (CPI) moved on a 1-inch distance. A negative value represents a mouse that undershoots its set CPI (DPI). A positive value overshoots the set CPI (DPI). In the case where the manufacturer doesn't state the mouse's CPI (DPI), the CPI error is set to N/A because of a lack of a reference value.
When it matters: When gaming, having a near 0 CPI (DPI) error assures you of the accuracy of your preferred CPI (DPI) setting.
Good value: Between -5% and 5%
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Mouse Acceleration

What it is: With all acceleration settings of the operating system turned off, this is the mouse's ability to move the cursor the same distance on-screen when moving the mouse at high or low speeds on a fixed distance.
When it matters: When you're looking for consistency in your cursor movement, usually when playing a game.

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Lift Off Distance

What it is: The distance between the mouse and the surface where the sensor can't detect movement anymore. Values are in increments of 1.2 mm due to the fact that we use CD thickness to measure it.
When it matters: When you're used to a low lift-off distance, switching to a high lift-off distance could be bothersome when you're trying to lift the mouse to re-position it without any unwanted cursor movement. When gaming, a low lift-off distance is usually better so you don't have to lift your mouse high to re-position it without any cursor movement.
Good value: 2.4mm or lower
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Maximum Polling Rate

What it is: Polling rate represents the amount of time per second the mouse reports its position to the computer.
When it matters: When playing a fast-paced game, a higher polling rate offers a smoother cursor movement.
Good value: 500 Hz or higher

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