I purchased two mice for a recent trip. My interest was to get a mouse to use for business purposes on a PC laptop in replacement for the attached touchpad. For anyone who has to use a touchpad, you know that its not the quickest way to maneuver around a screen. I wasn't sure which mouse I would prefer because neither of these mice was available to use in the store. Best Buy stores now have become less and less about space to touch and feel products and more about getting more rack space for products in a continually condensed format. What used to be a whole row of keyboards and devices is now a quarter that size with less products on display. So you are forced to look at a picture on the box, or try to feel the comfort of a mouse through a plastic enclosed package. Not convenient but at least a bit more tactile than ordering blind online. So I grabbed two (see my other thin mouse review) and brought them home to see which I preferred. The thin line mouse was more expensive but turned out to be the one that I preferred based on comfort and size. This one was an acceptable smaller size and reasonably comfortable. My daughter who uses a laptop for college, grabbed it before I could return it in preference of the other one and decided that this would be perfect for her. She has less of a concern of carry bag space since her use is largely for school and not for travel. She also agreed that using the smaller mouse was much better than using the touchpad, especially for business use, where the need to maneuver around a terminal server screen is important. It's easy to use, plugs into an available USB port and stores easily to carry along with the laptop. It's very reasonably priced in comparison to the others in the store and would recommend it for this specific use. I only gave it a 4 star rating because it was a bit larger in comparison to the thinner mouse that I also purchased that I found to be easier to pack and a bit more sturdy, even though it was admittedly much more expensive. If price was a major point, then this mouse would work just fine. It's shaped more like a traditional mouse in that it is rounder and taller, thus would take up a bit more room in a laptop carry case. But it serves the purpose of replacing a touchpad, which for me is tedious and more difficult to accurately use.