Dedicated gamers have no problem dropping extra money to get a leg up while gaming. One of the many accessories which can help out are gaming precision mice. There are many models available at various price points, and our Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse review takes a look at a reasonably priced gaming mouse to see how well it performs.
The Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse features the following specifications:
- Connector Type: USB
- Number of Buttons: 9 programmable buttons
- Pointing Device Resolution: 8200 DPI
- Weight: 0.37lbs (0.17kg)
- Width: 3.32in (84.4mm)
- Ultra-responsive Omron Switches with 20 million clicks lifecycle
- Adjustable weight tuning cartridges
- 1,000Hz Ultra polling
- Industry unique ergonomic design
- 1.8m high durability braided cable
- Customizable breathing LED light
The Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse features a sleek design, much like the ideapad Y700 we recently reviewed. Looking down on the mouse, you’ll notice the inverted Lenovo Y, which is a customizable breathing LED light. A scroll wheel button sits near the top of the mouse, with the DPI toggle button beneath that. When the DPI button is pressed, a series of lights glow briefly to assist with knowing what DPI setting you are using.
The left side of the mouse has an angled portion jutting out near where your thumb normally rests with textured squares on it for a better grip. Two buttons are placed on the left side of the top of the mouse, a third sits just behind them on the left side, and a fourth angled button sits just in front of the angled thumb rest. The right side is slightly contoured with another textured area near the back half of the mouse.
If you flip the mouse over, you’ll see a removable cover which, when removed, allows you to add between one and four 5 gram weights to the bottom of the mouse for added comfort. After some testing, I found that two weights — 10g — added the right amount additional weight for my liking.
The USB cable is quite long — 1.8m (just under 6′) — and is braided which gives it a nice look. The mouse is pretty comfortable to hold for a completely plastic mouse. It would have been nice to see some areas of the mouse rubberized for even more comfort and added grip, but of course I imagine that would increase the cost.
Ease of Use
While the mouse is plug and play, the real power and functionality is unleashed with the Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse application. Once installed, it’s really easy to customize 9 different buttons (including the scrolling action), set your polling rate, DPI value, sensitivity, scroll speed, double-click speed, backlighting brightness, sleep timer, breathing effect, set macros, and even customize your DPI shortcuts to any number of options between 200 thru 8200DPI. In addition, you can save multiple profiles should you desire different settings for different gaming or usage scenarios.
After using the Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse for awhile, I just couldn’t go back to my old Logitech M310 mouse which has served me so faithfully. Not only is the Lenovo mouse more comfortable, the responsiveness was not only noticeable in gaming but also in day to day tasks. Using a mouse with a default, non-customizable DPI, felt very slow and sluggish in comparison. As previously mentioned, setup and customization is easy, and the mouse performance can be set pretty much exactly how you like.
Regularly priced at $69.99USD, the Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse is fairly priced considering the outstanding performance and ease of use. Currently on sale on Amazon for $55.98USD, you can get even more bang for your buck with this mouse.
If you’re looking for a gaming precision mouse to up your game without breaking the bank, the Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse offers great performance, ease of use, and value.
*We were sent a demo unit of the Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse for the purposes of this review.
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