Summary: It says it's 800 dpi. It's called the Microsoft optical mouse 500. The newegg item description doesn't call it that though, but that's what it is.
Pros: I prefer small mice. They're more maneuverable. This is just the right size, and very lightweight. I combine this mouse with 3M MW310LE Gel Mousepad It's like the mouse is gliding on air.
Cons: Cheap construction. After about a year, the buttons have that cheap squeaky plastic feel. So I replace the mouse about every 8 months with the same one. I keep several on hand, in the package. I go through them regularly, but keep buying the same exact one.
Summary: Basic optical mouse. I chose to get a new mouse because my previous one kept getting stuck. It was very annoying. Optical mice don't have this problem, with the caveat that they can't be used on reflective surfaces (but I've never heard of a reflective mousepad!).
Excerpt: Referring to the title, I believe that as computer are today, the bare minimum a mouse must have is an optical tracker, two finger buttons and a 1-dimensional scroll wheel. This Mouse just about has these things and therefore although I would be able to complete all of my everyday tasks perfectly...
Pros: Cheap, very comfortable, easy to use, basic
Cons: No extra features (Just the most basic design possible), cuts out fro no reason
Excerpt: I can't even remember how long I've had it for, but if my Microsoft Intellimouse ever fails, I will replace it with another - There's nothing this mouse lacks and there's no frilly gimmicks either.
Pros: Basic but in a good way, long - lasting, very comfortable and functional, ambidextrous
Cons: A little more expensive than budget mice, but there's no question it's value for money
A Starck contrast to other PC branded optical mice
1 September 2007
Excerpt: This is a great mouse, it was given to me a s a gift while I was away from home, I'd left my Apple optical mouse at home. I am a familiar with all things Philippe Starck and he does seem to be able to turn his had to any sort of product or furniture design with great success, but I was a little...
Excerpt: This new mouse from Microsoft, beautifully designed by S+arck looks great in the box. Out of the packaging and plugged in to your PC it looks even better, as the middle of the mouse lights up (in either orange or blue). It looks especially nice in darker rooms at night.