Aorus M7 Layout and Features
The right handed design only comes in black. At 116mm x 70mm x 44mm (4.57’ x 2.76’ x 1.73’) the M7 is shaped for a palm grip. As you can see here, the grip surface is finished in a two tone color with a lighter grip on the right side. Currently the M7 is the only Aorus mouse design available.
Designed for the MMO player the 16 button layout features Omnicron switches rated to 20 Million clicks. All 16 can be programmed providing class leading flexibility. That’s mechanical keyboard territory! The left side has a nicely contoured thumb rest below 8 buttons. Six are in easy reach of your thumb and shaped to make it easy to hit them by feel. The front two are intended for the index finger and require a shift with my longer fingers.
The right side has a single button at the front that defaults to profile switching. Most of the right side is covered in the grey grip coating broken up by three palm vents. The vents are a nice touch for those long gaming sessions. I do love the two tone look of the M7 but surfaces like these tend to wear through over time.
From the front you can see the right side flares out slightly for your pinkie. This also makes the slide to the right side button touch friendly. The scroll wheel sits nicely between the main buttons which extend slightly past the front edge.
The core of the M7 is the 8200 DPI Gaming Engine with 150ips tracking visible behind the Thunder branded window. When the mouse lights up the top and side windows provide a nice view of the mouse internals. DPI can be tuned on the fly using the two buttons behind the scroll wheel. Four settings are easily identifiable by the lit indicators and are programmable via the software.
Extra stability is provided by three oversize Teflon feet. Aorus has also provided a second set for replacement down the road. I tested the glide on both the matching Thunder P3 Gaming Mouse Pad and my trusty glass Corepad Magna. In both cases the fluid movement of the mouse was exactly what you expect from a high end gaming mouse.
The addition of a travel case is a nice touch we don’t often see. The bag is so over engineered you won’t ever have to worry about dropping it or just throwing your mouse bag into any handy bag on your way to the next LAN party.