Corsair strips out Sabre mouse sensor and upgrades it to 10k DPI

Corsair has announced that it has upgraded the sensor in its Sabre RGB gaming mouse, from the 6,000 dots-per-inch (DPI) it was previously offering, to a much more sensitive 10,000 DPI. Nothing else has been changed, and while some may therefore regard this as mostly a marketing move, it does provide some measure of future-proofing as we all migrate to higher definition displays.

Corsair as a brand name is not as associated with peripherals as it is with internal memory and storage components, but it’s received some strong reviews for a number of its input accessories in recent years. Clearly though, it felt it was falling a bit behind in terms of raw specifications, so the Sabre RGB mouse is now that bit more capable.

10,000 DPI allows you to cross multiple 1080p displays in a fraction of an inch of hand movement, so it is not a setting that many people regularly use. Indeed most professional first-person shooter gamers opt for lower sensitivities, allowing larger arm movements, as that makes for better accuracy.

Not everything is about what pro gamers like though of course, so for those who prefer a more sensitive mouse, Corsair now offers this alternative. There is also an argument to be made that if you have two or three 4K displays, then a higher sensitivity mouse allows you to move your pointer around without lifting and dragging more than once; but very few people have that sort of set-up.

For those worried that the new mouse might mean Corsair is moving away from high-end optical sensors, which tend to be favored by those who have a passion for mice, you needn’t worry at all. The new Sabre sensor is also optical, though the brand name and model number have yet to be detailed.

Considering Corsair previously used an Avago S3988, if we had to hazard a guess, we’d imagine that this mouse uses the 10,000-DPI-capable Avago 3989, which we’ve seen in other high-end gaming mice like the Razer DeathAdder Chroma, though please note that this is unconfirmed at this time.

Other features of the Sabre remain unchanged. It maintains its multi-zone RGB lighting, PTFE feet, and braided cabling with cable protector. It also continues to support the Corsair Utility Engine.

Gaming

Warhammer Chaosbane doesn’t wait to deliver good, gory fun

Warhammer Chaosbane is a new action-RPG from developer BigBen, and the first game of its kind set in the Warhammer universe. We spent a few hours with the beta to see if it can stack up to favorites like Path of Exile and Diablo 3.
Computing

Razer’s new gaming gear is lightweight — and more affordable than ever

Razer's new gaming hardware is streamlined to offer the most important gaming functions without breaking the bank. The new BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk peripherals are some of the most affordable Razer gaming gear we've seen yet.
Mobile

Check out our favorite Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus accessories

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are two of the most talked about smartphones of 2018. If you've managed to get your hands on one, you're no doubt looking to score some new accessories. Here are a few of our favorites.
Mobile

More clues point to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 having 5G connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range was only just revealed, but Samsung is already working on the next big release. Not much is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 just yet, but we do have a few details.
Computing

USB4 will be the fastest and most uniform USB standard yet

USB4 is on the horizon and alongside a massive boost in speed it's also unifying with the Thunderbolt 3 standard to help finally create a singular wired connection protocol that all devices can enjoy.
Computing

The U.S. government plans to drop $500M on a ridiculously powerful supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to build a $500 million exascale supercomputer by 2021. The project, known as the Aurora supercomputer, is expected to boost research efforts in fields such as public health.
Product Review

4K and 144Hz? Yup, the Acer Predator XB3 will max out your gaming PC

The Predator XB3 isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you have a system that can push over 100 frames per second in 4K screen resolution, this monster of a monitor might be the perfect match for your overpowered gaming rig.
Buying Guides

Apple has powered up its iMac lineup, but which one should you opt for?

With new processors and graphics cards for both the 4K and 5K models, the iMac feels like a good option for creatives again. But which should you buy? Here's our guide to choosing the right Apple all-in-one for your needs.
Computing

HP spring sale: Save up to 58 percent on laptops, desktops, printers, and more

From now until March 23, the HP spring sale lets you take as much as 58 percent off of a huge range of laptops, desktop PCs, printers, and more, potentially saving you more than $1,000. We’ve rounded up a dozen of the best deals right…
Computing

Yes, Apple’s new iMacs look great, but they do have one glaring problem

With processors ranging up to the eight-core Core i9, the 2019 iMac update looks like a pretty solid upgrade to Apple's classic all-in-one. But hidden in the details of the product page, there's one outdated component Apple is holding onto.
Computing

Grab 1 terabyte of SSD storage for just $100 with this sale on Amazon

If you're looking for an excellent opportunity to pick up a 1TB SSD at a low price, Amazon has you covered with Samsung's 860 QVO 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD. It is an excellent offering for both multimedia enthusiasts and gamers.
Computing

The iMac finally got updated, but how does it compare to the Mac mini?

Apple announced a long-awaited update to the Mac mini. Thanks to the updated specs and increase in price, it's begun to creep up to the base model iMac. In this guide, we now put up the specs on the newest refreshed Mac mini against the…
Computing

Here's our guide to how to charge your laptop using a USB-C cable

Charging via USB-C is a great way to power up your laptop. It only takes one cable and you can use the same one for data as well as power -- perfect for new devices with limited port options.
Computing

Pinning websites to your taskbar is as easy as following these quick steps

Would you like to know how to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 10 in order to use browser links like apps? Whichever browser you're using, it's easier than you might think. Here's how to get it done.