Technical terms for a non-technical person can be overwhelming. 

Most tech enthusiasts and Technical product manufacturing companies interact with each other in these terms.

For example, a salesman might have asked you regarding the DPI of your gaming mouse or a regular mouse. 

Even though at a glance you can find this word very tricky, it is a very simple technological term.

DPI stands for dots per inch which refers to how fast your mouse is going to be. 

As a simple thumb rule, we can agree that the higher the DPI, the faster your mouse cursor will move.

If you have a mouse with 1500 DPI and you move one inch to the right, it is not going to move as much as a mouse with 10,000 or 15,000 dots per inch. 

If you work on a laptop, then you might not require a mouse with more than 1000 or 1500 DPI, but professionals or gamers who use bigger displays or multiple displays require a mouse with higher DPI so that they can move the mouse cursor without much difficulty.

DPI and sensitivity

Now you might argue that there is a function of increasing or decreasing sensitivity in every operating system, including windows. 

Why doesn’t everyone use the sensitivity function rather than buying a specific gaming mouse with a higher DPI?

At some levels, your question is right. We can use the sensitivity feature provided by most operating systems, including Windows 11, but the major problem with sensitivity is that your mouse can become jerky.

When you increase the sensitivity, your mouse becomes as effective as creating a Ram out of your hard disk or USB driver. 

We all know that you can create ram using a hard disk or USB drive, But it is not going to be as productive as the original ram. 

You will face a lot of troubles with higher sensitivity settings as the laser of your mouse is not capable of syncing with that sensitivity.

Ideal DPI range

Now you must be wondering, what is the ideal DPI range for a gaming and normal mouse? Or Do I even require a 20,000 DPI gaming mouse to just play the simple games?

Honestly, there is no ideal DPI range for any kind of mouse, whether it’s gaming or normal. 

Every person likes it differently. That is why most gaming mouse manufacturers also provide an option to switch between prefix DPI range.

For example, a gaming mouse with 20,000 DPI is not going to operate all the time on the same DPI. 

You can easily switch between 2000, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000 DPI using the button given on the top of the mouse. 

Some survival-based games require higher DPI in the mouse so that you can move as fast as possible, while games like archery shooting require precision and lower DPI mouse.

If you want to buy the perfect gaming mouse in the first run, then you have to visit the nearby store and test all the DPI settings by yourself. 

You can play your favorite games at the store to try out the settings and see for yourself.

On the other hand, if you are looking for DPI in a regular mouse, then you can buy any mouse which is above 1500 DPI. 

If you are using a mouse on a laptop, then even 1000 DPI is going to be sufficient, let alone 1500 or 2000 DPI. 

Personally, I will suggest you go for at least a 1500 or 2000 DPI mouse as it will provide you extra precision in tasks like photo editing, etc. 

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