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How good/bad is the M5-1 trackball?
« on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 16:38:57 »
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How good/bad is the M5-1 trackball?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 16:50:13 »
It's a higher quality tracking ball, but is smaller than the 25mm one in an M5-2.
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 16:50:45 »
Do you have one?

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 17:09:04 »
That's what I was thinking. In theory, you could have some sort of hypersensitive design capable of dealing with very small movements, but then you'd be better off with a Trackpoint...

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 17:15:11 »
Yeah, Brandon has more M15s than he has M5-1s... It's funny, because they entered into production in the same year as the M5-2. Either they realized that they had a dud very quickly, or they made two designs and let market demand decide which was better

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 17:28:40 »
M5-2 of course. You obviously haven't seen a pic of an M5-1.

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 December 2009, 19:24:09 »
That's funny. I've seen M5-1's in use at the public library in my town and more people I've talked to know about them than the M5-2's.
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