Date: April 7th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Microsoft
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CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
After a full week of extensive testing, there isn't any glaring problems with the 5000 that would deem it a poor buy. Microsoft has shown that it is taking the product seriously and trying to make a good mouse for the traveling laptop user. The mouse does serve its purpose well, and with some small tweaks in overall physical ergonomic design and scroll wheel feel, this mouse could be a hands down winner. But for now it is a good mouse for short work periods and basic use, but the Bluetake versions I have used in the past do feel a little more comfortable to use during extended periods with its thinner design.
It's a good product and a reasonably safe purchase, but nothing we at Tweaknews would deem Great or Top Rank.
- Build quality
- Click Feel
- Short term use comfort
- Laser Tracking Performance
- Long Term Comfort
- Scroll Wheel Unrefined
- Needs to be thinner.
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