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Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good views. The durability and reliability get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the size.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rob Williams (techgage.com)

Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000

 

Microsoft recently announced an update to their Wireless Optical Desktop 4000 with the primary difference being updates for Vista and also the inclusion of a Laser mouse. We are taking a fresh look at this updated product to see if it's worth your $80.

Great looking product ; Keyboard layout ; Comfortable keyboard arm rest ; Keeps a great connection

Software could be more robust ; Mouse scroll wheel doesn't give you tight control ; Ergonomic/Ambidextrous design might turn a few away

Since the Desktop 4000 is designed for Windows Vista, that's the OS I used for testing. Installation was simple, no complications to speak of. Once completed, you will have Microsoft Mouse and Microsoft Keyboard icons on the desktop, which are...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Comfort Edition Review

 

Specifically, the mouse is the Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 model that Microsoft introduced in September 2003, featuring the company's Tilt Wheel Technology -- a somewhat soft, oversized scroll wheel that rocks left and right as well as rolling up and...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Jayesh Mansukhani (tech.firstpost.com)

Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000

 

Another winning combo from Microsoft, that offers a great working experience.

May, 2007

Expert review by : PC Review (pcreview.co.uk)

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Sep, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's good

 

Wow. Well first I needed to find drivers and updates for the keayboard and mouse to FINALLY work

It's a great product, but...the space bar is a little stiff on the keyboard. And the wireless range is a little small, plus you have to keep it a foot or two away from your wireless router or the two frequencies might mix. I had to scratch my head...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ready to GAMBLE on a good Value?

 

I tried another name-brand keyboard/mouse combo after the MS 4000 mouse died but the mouse from that company was inaccurate and too small for my hand. I'm not the type that buys the same thing twice so I bought the 5000 model. Since I'm 50/50 with...

30-some dollars for a keyboard that's double the price at the local office store, how cool is that ; Thanks to the riser design under the keys the coffee I spilled on the keyboard did no damage ; I bought 2 of these MS 4000 keyboard combos. One of them...

Go look up some of the review for this keyboard posted in early 2009. The dud keyboard had traces of powered sugar around it. The dud keyboard had clearly been used by someone before I got it ; The dud keyboard was plagued with the annoying connection...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Value

 

Love the programmable hot keys

Great Keyboard and mouse. Great range for the price on this set- about 25ft with no problems I use this gaming from my media center and don't experience any lag

The log off button is next to the Calc hot key. big problem unless you are very used to the board

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good keyboard

 

This keyboard is loud meaning you will hear every darn click you type with it but as I wear head phones 99% of the time while on my computer it dosen't bother me at all. I am a heavy typer in the first place lol.

Ok i've gone through a lot of comfort style keyboards and this one is ok after using for over a year the buttons want to stick a little even after cleaning, BUT if you have kids or a family that likes to accidently spill stuff on your keyboard that...

Searching for a new keyboard after using this one for awhile there is only one thing I don't get, the "zoom" button on the side...for the whole time i've had this keyboard this button has never worked even once I got no clue what its supposed to be...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Microsoft 4GC-00002 Silver/Black 102 Normal Keys Wireless Ergonomic Laser Desktop 4000 - OEM

 

Ergonomic keyboard is nice

Mouse is aweful. Using my wireless logitech laser mouse instead which by the way is great ; 2 stars for half of the product (the mouse) being lame

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for Teachers!

 

The price can't be beat for the set. It makes life easier for the teachers I help through volunteer work at school. The best thing to do is use high end lithium batteries for range.

First: To the people who write honest, technically oriented reviews on this site -- Thanks! You've save me lots of grief and time during builds. As for this Keyboard and mouse set, it is great for teachers using Smart Boards in various classroom set...

This set takes some getting used to the various key assignments available by software. If a person lacks patience to learn to set up the keyboard and mouse to fit their particular situation, it might not be advisable for them to use especially if they...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Designed by ergonomic experts, this Comfort Curve keyboard helps your hands rest in a more natural position and with the High Definition Laser mouse, your desktop is ready for work and play.

Design

Color of product:Black

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/North America
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:4000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Ergonomic Design: Yes
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):RF
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse
Type:Keyboard

Keyboard

Device interface:RF Wireless

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver/Silver
Compatibility:MS Windows XP Media Center compatible
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Mouse

Mouse included: Yes
Movement detection technology:Laser
Scroll: Yes

Other Features

Minimum system requirements:Cd Drive\nUSB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.x - 10.4.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista