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Comment: Shame about the low-end tracking on the Contour (Score 1) 419

by imashination (#48895313) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?
Ive been using a contour perfit mouse now for some 8 or so years and love the ergonomics, its genuinely saved me from the RSI monster that was giving me problems. But as you say, the optical tracking is just about as bad as it gets; it often skips over 2-3 pixels randomly and the low dpi means you cant speed it up to any useful degree on high DPI screens. This sucks majorly for doing photoshop and 3D stuff and making gaming a less than great experience. I mailed them 2-3 years back asking if they had any plans to upgrade the tracking and just got a generic canned response that they will look into it.

Comment: Re:Wow! .6 GHz Faster Than 3 Year Old 2600k! (Score 3, Insightful) 157

3D Animator here. I made the same mistake as you, thinking my 2.8GHz i7 920 (overclocked to 3.7GHz) would be as fast a current 3.7GHz i7. Each new generation of i7 has been ~5% faster clock for clock. For example my new i7 laptop at 2.6GHz is roughly the same speed as my desktop at 3.7GHz in both single and multi threaded tasks.

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