Page 3 - Subjective Performance Tests
Testing of a mousepad is quite subjective in nature, since there are no true objective benchmarks to spit out quantitative numbers for us to compare results when done. The tests will be completed in both graphics and gaming scenarios. These are two crucial areas where a good mouse in conjunction with a good mousepad really makes a difference. Knowing the mouse well enough will help to highlight the benefits or shortcomings of this particular mousepad. We will then break it down to the details and rate our mousepad based on the following categories:
Glide - For quick and effortless mouse movements across the mousing surface.
Control - For precise and accurate cursor/crosshair handling.
Grip - The mousepad's ability to stay in the same position on the desk without undesirably relocating itself.
Noise - Will this mousepad generate noise when the mouse is being used?
Our first category is glide, and the Cooler Master MasterAccessory MP750-L performed excellently in this case. Throughout use, I encountered no difficulties and the mouse glided easily and smoothly. It did so in the vertical and horizontal axis, which is always a good sign. The Teflon feet glided easily throughout the entirety of the mousepad, while the large size ensured I could use large movements without hitting any of the edges. For anyone who uses a low sensitivity like I do, having enough room for the large movements is crucial. The smoothness is quite similar to the Cooler Master MasterAccessory MP860, although the MP750-L is slightly smoother. The entire experience was consistent throughout.
Compared to the mousepad I usually use, which is a not so special desk-sized mousepad, I had to get adjusted to how easily my mouse glided over the MP750-L. It took some time to adjust to this difference, but after adapting, I had no issues with control. Cooler Master ensured the consistency of the pattern on top so that the smoothness and control would be consistent and predictable. I found that the MP750-L provided a great balance between speed and control. Even though the mouse glided smoothly and easily, there was still enough friction so that all of the mouse movements could be accurate.
Even mousepads with very little rubber backing, such as the Cooler Master MasterAccessory MP860, performs well in this category. In the case of the MP750-L, there is a very large surface area with fairly heavy rubber for the mousepad, meaning it did not move around at all on the desk. Weight is always an advantage to help keep it in place. The MP750-L weighs 643g, which is fairly heavy for a mousepad. I never encountered any issues with the MP750-L moving around. It always stayed in place without moving an inch. When it comes to noise, cloth mousepads perform much better than a hard surface. They absorb the noise and generally do not produce much noise either. The MP750-L is the same, only making some very light noises from friction. They are mostly inaudible and will definitely not bother anyone in the vicinity.
Overall, the Cooler Master MasterAccessory MP750-L performed well in all of our categories. Even though it is so smooth, there is still enough friction for it to provide excellent control. Not only did it perform well, but the MP750-L is also quite durable and is resistant to liquids. The biggest drawback of a cloth mousepad is the difficulty in keeping it clean, and the resistance to liquid helps to lessen that blow. The Cooler Master MasterAccessory MP750-L performs well and is durable to boot.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look
3. Subjective Performance Tests