Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Review
Pros: Visual DPI/CPI setting, long cord, many polling rate options
Cons: Marginal scroll wheel quality, poor software design, so-so performance
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|Pros||Visual DPI/CPI setting, long cord, many polling rate options||Optical switches, thumb rest, adjustable scroll wheel||Optical switches, supple cable||Incredibly lightweight, super supple cord, fine-tuned customization options||Great sensor, good for fingertip and claw grip, simple design|
|Cons||Marginal scroll wheel quality, poor software design, so-so performance||A bit heavy, frequent software updates||Relatively limited customization||Relatively loud button, big DPI adjustment steps||Relatively low tracking speed, limited onboard memory|
|Bottom Line||An extra-large, relatively lightweight mouse with decent customization and ease of use features||This top-shelf mouse set the bar amongst fierce competition while providing easy-to-use customization software||A solid mouse at a manageable price||An incredibly lightweight mouse with top-notch hardware and intuitive software supporting its customization settings||This economic device boasts elite hardware to get the job done, but you'll have to make up for the lack of supporting features with talent|
|Rating Categories||Corsair Sabre RGB Pro||Razer Basilisk V3||Razer DeathAdder V2||HyperX Pulsefire Haste||Logitech G203 Prodigy|
|Ease of Use (15.0%)|
|Specs||Corsair Sabre RGB Pro||Razer Basilisk V3||Razer DeathAdder V2||HyperX Pulsefire Haste||Logitech G203 Prodigy|
|Sensor/ Type/ Flawless?||PMW 3392/ Optical/ Yes||Focus+/ Optical/ Yes||Focus+/ Optical/ Yes||PAW 3335/ Optical/ Yes||Mercury/ Optical/ Yes|
|Number of Buttons||6||10 (+1 on bottom)||7||6||6|
|Measured Wire/Charging Cable||6 ft, 10 in||6 ft||7 ft||6 ft||6 ft, 6 in|
|Measured Weight||74 g||101 g||80 g||59 g||87 g|
|Polling Rate (Hz)||125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000||125, 500, 1000||125, 500, 1000||125, 250, 500, 1000||125, 250, 500, 1000|
|DPI/CPI (in steps of)||100 - 18000 (1)||100 - 26000 (50)||100 - 20000 (50)||200 - 16000 (100)||200 - 8000 (50)|
|Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS)||450||650||650||450||200+|
|On-Board Memory (# of profiles)?||Yes (1)||Yes (5)||Yes (5)||Yes (1)||Yes (1)|
|Switch Type (Manufacturer)||Mechanical (Omron)||Optical (Razer)||Optical (Razer)||Mechanical (TTC Golden)||Mechanical (Logitech)|
|Hump inset, back to hump||2.5"||2.1"||2.5"||2.25"||1.85"|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Perhaps the thing that we like the most about the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro is how swift and nimble it feels. Part of this is its below-average weight of 73 grams, but it's also that the mouse fits our hands well (the testers for this review are men with above-average-sized hands). We also like that the mouse has a ton of light customization options — although this doesn't affect the mouse's performance, it sure is cool.
Speaking of customization, five of the Sabre RGB Pro's six buttons are customizable. They can be remapped as needed to just about anything you could want. Additionally, there is a DPI/CPI adjustment button on top with a lighted indicator on the left side of the mouse that displays the setting. This is a great feature for FPS games and the like. Building on this feature, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro allows you to adjust the DPI/CPI in steps of 50 by holding the DPI button and pressing the forward or backward button — this is a unique feature that we thought was pretty cool.
Finally, we think that the side buttons are great because they are big and easy to push.
While there is a good deal that we like about the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro, we have our reservations. Chief among them is the perception of poor manufacturing and concerns about the mouse's long-term durability. For example, our test model had a weird double click sound that we did not observe with other Corsair Sabre RGB Pro mice. In the same vein, the scroll wheel had a hollow feeling that did not inspire confidence in its quality.
Additionally, while we liked the on-the-fly DPI/CPI adjustments, we didn't like that the adjustments were in steps of 50 and that we had to use the software to make fine-tuned adjustments. While we like all the light customization options, it seemed like a bit of overkill considering that there are only two light zones — one on the logo on the shell and one on the scroll wheel.Finally, the software was poorly designed, making it that much harder to get the mouse set up.
— Nick Miley and Austin Palmer
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