The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 is now in the middle of Microsoft's small, portable mouse lineup. The higher-end mice use lasers instead of an LED. Several reviewers complain that the mouse is too small. In direct comparisons, almost all reviewers prefer Logitech mice such as the Logitech VX Revolution (*est. $45) to Microsoft mice.
We found a fair number of objective reviews for the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000, the best of which come from Techtree.com and Hardware Pacers. A well done but amateur review at DevHardware.com compares the 4000 with the Logitech V200. Other reviewers make less relevant comparisons.
This is a comprehensive amateur review from an owner's standpoint. The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 is directly compared with a Logitech V200 (*est. $35). While the reviewer's approach is unscientific, his description of his experience is informative.
Review: MS Optical Mouse 4000 Review, "Dngrsone", May 23, 2007
This short review is not one of Techtree.com's better efforts. The Microsoft Wireless 4000 is only vaguely compared with past Microsoft mice, the review is not illustrated and testing is not detailed.
Review: Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 Review, Milind Bandekar, Nov. 21, 2005
This review offers very little evaluation. The 4000 is compared with the Microsoft Optical Mouse 3000 (*est. $25) in a ratings chart. Both mice are rated in five subcategories and given an overall rating.
Review: Reviews - Microsoft Optical Mouse 3000 & 4000, Nedim Slijepcevic, Jan. 22, 2006
This is a fairly short amateur review from an owner's standpoint. The review concludes with a rating, but it's not relative to anything. The mouse is compared with the Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse (*est. $25).
Review: Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 Review, Griffith, Feb. 2, 2006
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This short review compares the Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 with its predecessor. The mouse is rated in four subcategories and given an overall rating. The Microsoft 4000's intended market is well described.
Review: Product: Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 Review, Phil Schulte