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Even semicompetitive PC gamers can get away with a less expensive mouse, but for the most dedicated, the Razer Mamba provides unmatched precision whether it's connected directly to your PC or set free in wireless mode. If Razer fixed a few design and features issues, we'd feel better about the price.
Once you go high DPI, it's incredibly difficult to go back. It's still early days, though, and there are pitfalls that you need to be aware of.
New Razer Lechesis gaming mouse.
The Saitek 1600dpi Desktop Gaming Mouse suffers from an awkward design and odd button placement, but its programmable buttons and sensitivity adjustment make it a viable budget-price option for gamers.
Hewlett-Packard on Monday announced new a low-cost printer and scanner designed for digital photography. The $99 Deskjet 920c is HP's first color printer at that price with resolution of 2,400 by 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). The Scanjet 5400c scanner, priced at $199, sports a resolution of 2,400 by 2,400 dpi and offers features designed to simplify capturing photos. Both are expected to be in stores late this month.
Hewlett-Packard introduced on Wednesday four products geared at back-to-school shoppers. The Pavilion BT 936 PC, priced at $1,049, features a 1GHz Athlon chip from Advanced Micro Devices, 128MB of memory, 40GB hard drive, a CD-recordable drive, a DVD drive and a 17-inch monitor. The PC is available only at Sam's Club. The $149 Deskjet 940 color inkjet printer has a resolution of up to 2400-by-1200 dots per inch for color photos and 600-by-600 dpi for black text. The $179 CD-writer 8230e drive allows people to back up data and create audio CDs. The $149 Scanjet 4400c color scanner features 1200 dpi resolution. These products are available at retail and on HP's Web site.
Hewlett-Packard introduced on Monday an all-in-one printer, scanner and copier, targeting the home market. It allows people to create projects such as family albums, greeting cards and banners. The HP PSC 750 is the smallest flatbed all-in-one from HP to date, one-third smaller than its predecessor. Unlike sheet-fed machines, the flatbed design enables scanning or copying of virtually anything. The inkjet printer produces 2400 by 1200 dpi color images on photo paper. The scanner offers 600 by 1200 dpi optical resolution, 9600 dpi enhanced resolution and 36-bit color. The HP PSC 750 is expected to ship this month and to sell for $299.
Compaq Computer today introduced a line of scanners that includes a combination scanner, color printer, fax machine and copier. The all-in-one unit, the A1500, prints at a resolution of 2,400 dots per inch (dpi). The A1500 goes on sale in November and will sell for $299. Two flatbed scanners, the C1000 and S100, also will be available in November for $249 and $99, respectively. The S100 is a 42-bit color scanner with a resolution of 1,200 dpi.
Samsung is releasing its first $199 laser printer. The ML-4500, which is designed for homes and small businesses, has a real resolution of 600 dpi and prints eight pages per minute. It has also a 35-MHz, high-performance RISC processor and a 2MB memory capacity. "The Samsung ML-4500 offers...high-quality laser printing at a price...comparable to that of an inkjet printer," said Harry Otto, director of Samsung's office automation division.