Gigabyte’s SabrePro 15 is undoubtedly the soberest gaming laptops to be released in 2017. Well-equipped and sold for a reasonable price (for a gaming laptop), it is not without its downsides.
The SabrePro 15 is the newest Gigabyte computer that we have tested. This 15.6 inch gaming computer is much less sexy and provocative looking than its cousin, the Aero 15, but it belongs to a more affordable segment of the gaming laptop market: it is being sold starting at around 1000 euros – the price increases depending on its components.
The SabrePro 15 does not have a very original look and is rather sober. This 15.6 inch gaming laptop is all black and entirely composed of plastic – with the exception of the display panel backing which is made out of a metal alloy.
We would like to give you an overview of this computer starting with its connectivity and its overall build-quality. The SabrePro 15’s build-quality is satisfactory, without being exceptional. It is far from having the Aero 15’s (which we tested not long ago) finish or its use of high-grade materials.
Just like the MX Master 2S, the MX Anywhere 2S evolved from the MX Anywhere 2. As a result, Logitech has not altered this mouse’s shape in any way, preferring instead to concentrate on introducing innovations in terms of its electronics and software. Besides having a new laser sensor, the Anywhere 2S also has a new feature called “Flow” which is especially useful when using several computers simultaneously.
The Anywhere 2S has the exact same design as the Anywhere 2, only its color scheme has changed – it is being offered in “graphite”, “light grey” and “midnight teal”. Its suggested retail price is 79$.
Comfortable to hold, but with some shortcomings that we would have liked to have seen corrected
The MX Anywhere 2S is a highly portable gaming mouse, specially designed to accompany users who move around a lot. As a result, it is very compact (100 x 62 x 34 mm) and relatively lightweight for a wireless mouse – it weighs in at 104 grams, as compared to the Anywhere MX’s 130 grams. The latter uses conventional batteries while the Anywhere 2S makes use of a 500 mAh (Li-Po) rechargeable power cell. Continue reading
Although the Naga has been updated several times, the last update occurring in 2015 with the Naga Chroma, the Naga Hex had not been updated since 2012. It has now been updated, and the Hex V2, which is based on the Naga Chroma 2015 now had revised ergonomics, the latest generation of laser sensor (5G) and seven thumb-accessible buttons arranged in a circular pattern.
No surprises are to be found in the Hex V2’s shape – it is identical to that of the Naga Chroma. This gaming mouse is fairly large (119 x 75 x 43 mm)– well suited to users with larger hands, as is the case with the majority of mice that offer several thumb-accessible buttons (Logitech G600, Corsair Sabre…).
This mouse is designed to be held in a palm grip or claw grip, even though it is still possible to hold it in a finger tip grip if your fingers are long enough. Nevertheless, this mouse has mainly been designed to accommodate the user’s palm and to allow the user’s fingers to rest comfortably on the recessed areas reserved for that purpose.
Evolved from the Kone Pure Optical – which we tested back in 2014 – the Kone Pure Owl-Eye (2017) is equipped with a new “Owl-Eye”optical sensor which was designed by Pixart and which can also be found on the Kone EMP and Leadr – products from the same manufacturer. Incorporating this new sensor allowed Roccat to improve the performance characteristics of its existing product without radically redesigning it.
Smaller than its EMP sibling, the Pure Owl-Eye has nevertheless grown a few millimeters in length compared to the previous Pure Optical mouse. However, this size increase has been minimal and the mouse’s dimensions remain very similar to those of the previous version: 118 x 69 x 39 mm, versus 115 x 70 x 35 mm.
This newcomer is nevertheless 5 grams lighter than its predecessor – with a total weight of 88 g – good news for users who enjoy the responsiveness of a lighter mouse. In any event, this mouse is much lighter than the Kone EMP which weighs in at 116 g. However, this mouse does not have any built-in system to add extra weight. Continue reading
Evolved from the DeathAdder Chroma, the DeathAdder Elite has an improved sensor as well as improved buttons which are sure to seduce professional and demanding gamers. To this end, Razer has introduced a new sensor called “5G” and has equipped its product with even more durable buttons. But, is this enough to distinguish this new model from its predecessors?
At first glance it is difficult to see the innovations introduced by the DeathAdder Elite. This new model reuses the exact same design as the Chroma, meaning that this mouse is also of average size and weight (127 x 70 x 44 mm and 105 g), as well as being exclusively reserved for right-handed users.
It is difficult to fault Razer for not making any changes to the shape of its new mouse since the DeathAdder has become a reference for gamers over the last few years. Furthermore, this American manufacturer offers various designs to allow everyone to find the mouse that best suits his or her hand. This mouse is comfortable and you will find that your hand naturally conforms to its shape. However, the DeathAdder is not particularly well suited to palm gripping and is best used in a claw grip, or with a finger tip grip – for users with larger hands. Indeed, the mouse’s outer casing is highly slanted towards the right and somewhat short, forcing users to bend their middle and ring finger or to move their entire hand backwards to allow these two fingers to rest on the mouse. Only users with small hands will actually be able to place their entire palm on the mouse. As a result, this mouse’s comfort level is unquestionably inferior to that of the Mamba – which is from the same manufacturer and which has similar proportions, but which is slanted differently. This mouse can be considered a compromise between the aggressive shape of the Diamondback – designed for a finger tip grip – and the more rounded shape of the Mamba or even the Naga. Continue reading