Lightweight gaming mice often have many holes in the case. The motto is: The less material is used, the lighter the mouse is. In gaming – especially in the competitive field – speed, little friction on the mouse pad and agile handling are important. In order to achieve this, manufacturers are constantly coming up with new ideas. Micro-Star International, as the Taiwanese manufacturer is called in full, has also taken on the segment and released the MSI GM41 Lightweight.
So far, MSI has mainly been about a lot of RGB, design and typical gaming looks – not only when it comes to mice. The fact that the manufacturer now also dedicates itself to lightweight peripherals alongside SteelSeries, Logitech and Glorious PC is a step in a new direction for the Taiwanese company.
We had the MSI GM41 Lightweight sent to us to test it extensively. We looked at the weight, but also the switches, the material and even the cable. Because MSI didn’t use just any cable for the GM41.
|Ergonomics||Symmetrical (thumb keys but only on the left side)|
|Sensor type||Optical sensor|
|CPI||Up to 16,000 CPI|
|Number of keys||6|
|Switch||Mechanical OMRON switches (for 60 million clicks)|
|Weight||65 g (with cable 186 g)|
|Dimensions||130.1 x 67 x 38.3 mm|
|Length / material of the cable||2 m / fabric jacket|
|Connection||USB Type-A 2.0 (gold-plated connector)|
|Compatibility||Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7|
Packaging: plain but chic
On the outside, the GM41 Lightweight has been given a plain black and white packaging. Only MSI’s red dragon logo on the mouse illustration stands out. Haptically and visually, the box looks good at first glance.
Opening the box only reveals the mouse with cable and a manual. Further accessories have been omitted. On the other hand, the question arises what else a mouse with this purpose needs. Answer: Nothing!
Now that the good piece is unpacked, we can devote ourselves to thorough testing. The packaging has already received an A – but of course says little about the mouse.