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A mouse for SOLIDWORKS - optical vs. laser?

Question asked by Nick Birkett-Smith Employee on Mar 23, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2015 by Keith Carter

Hi all,

 

One of our @SOLIDWORKSCare Twitter followers asked:

 

"Any suggestion choosing an optical vs. laser mouse for precision on multiple surfaces?"

 

Since our own mice in Tech Support are a fairly uninspiring bunch of standard-issue devices, I thought it would be good to open this question out to the user community. We've had a few discussion threads about mice before (examples here, here, here and here) but haven't talked about the merits of laser vs. optical. Laser has always been marketed as higher precision than optical - specialist gaming mice tend to use laser for this reason, as does the new 3Dconnexion CadMouse - but what are your real-world experiences?

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