Standard Mouse Pad Sizes (with Drawings)

Standard Mouse Pad Sizes

Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a professional gamer, a hobbyist gamer, or if you don’t play computer games at all, it’s worth investing in a mousepad. Mousepads allow you to glide your mouse smoothly across flat objects, giving you accurate cursor movement with minimal jerking and jitters.

Mousepads generally come in 4 standard sizes—small (20 × 20 centimeters), medium (40 × 30 centimeters), large (43 × 37 centimeters), and extended (900 × 400 centimeters). Most mousepads, regardless of size, will measure 1.8 millimeters in thickness.

Mousepad sizes

If you’d like to learn more about mousepad sizes, you’ve come to the right place. For the remainder of this article, I will cover everything you need to know about mousepad sizes and how to choose the best one for your rig.

Mousepad Sizes

Mousepads come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The traditional mousepad will be rectangular in shape but with rounded corners. If you want a more creative mousepad, you can find some in the shape of hearts, circles, abstract figures, and even cartoon characters. Whenever I refer to a mousepad, I will be referring solely to rectangular mousepads with rounded corners.

When looking at mousepads, they will typically come in 4 size groups—small, medium, large, and extended. The table below will show the average sizes based on mousepad size groups.

Mousepad Size Group Dimensions (L × W)
Centimeters Inches
Small 20 × 20 7.9 × 7.8
Medium 40 × 30 15.7 × 11.8
Large 43 × 37 16.9 × 14.6
Extended 90 × 40 35.4 × 15.7

The average thickness of a mousepad, regardless of which size group it belongs to, will measure 1.8 millimeters (0.07 inches).

Differences in Mousepad Sizes by Brand

You should know is that there is no universal standard when it comes to mousepad sizes. A small mousepad by one brand will vary in dimensions with another small mousepad from another brand.

The following table will describe the average dimensions of mousepad sizes by 5 of the most popular brands—Aorus, Corsair, MadCatz, Razer, and Steelseries.

Brand Dimensions (L × W × T)
Small Medium Large Extended
Auorus 26.5 × 21 × 0.2 cm

10.4 × 8.3 × 0.08 in.

35 × 26 × 0.3 cm

13.8 × 10.2 × 0.1 in.

44 × 30 × 0.3 cm

17.3 × 11.8 × 0.1 in.

100 × 40 × 0.3 cm

39.4 × 15.7 × 0.1 in.

Corsair 26.5 × 21 × 0.2 cm

10.4 × 8.3 × 0.08 in.

35.2 × 27.5 × 0.25 cm

13.9 × 10.8 × 0.09 in.

45 × 40 × 0.3 cm

17.7 × 15.7 × 0.1 in.

93 × 30 × 0.3 cm

36.6 × 11.8 × 0.1 in.

MadCatz 32 × 27 × 0.18 cm

12.6 × 10.6 × 0.07 in.

39 × 31.5 × 0.18 cm

15.4 × 12.4 × 0.07 in.

43 × 37 × 0.18 cm

16.9 × 14.6 × 0.07 in.

90 × 40 × 0.18 cm

35.4 × 15.7 × 0.07 in.

Razer 27 × 21.5 × 0.3 cm

10.6 × 8.5 × 0.1 in.

36 × 27.5 × 0.3 cm

14.2 × 10.8 × 0.1 in.

45 × 40 × 0.3 cm

17.7 × 15.7 × 0.1 in.

94 × 41 × 0.4 cm

37 × 16.2 × 0.2 in.

Steelseries 25 × 21 × 0.2 cm

9.8 × 8.3 × 0.07 in.

32 × 27 × 0.2 cm

12.6 × 10.6 × 0.07 in.

45 × 40 × 0.2 cm

17.7 × 15.7 × 0.07 in.

90 × 40 × 0.4 cm

35.4 × 15.7 × 0.2 in.

Choosing the Best Mousepad Size

Choosing the Best Mousepad Sizes

The best way to determine which mousepad size will work best for you, you will have to pay attention to 4 main factors—screen DPI, mouse grip style, desk surface, and portability.

Screen DPI

The DPI (dots per inch) of a screen refers to how many pixels are jammed into each square inch of your screen.

Games like first-person shooters (Overwatch and Call of Duty) require lower DPS (400 to 1,000), which means your mouse will have a frather distance to travel to direct your character’s line of sight.

MMORPGs, such as Lost Ark and Path of Exile 2, typically look best on high-DPI screens. As such, you will need to move your mouse a lot less to move your character from place to place.

If you play MMORPGs exclusively, you can get by with a small or medium mousepad. People who play first-person shooter will need a large or even an extended mousepad for more enjoyable gameplay.

Mouse Grip Style

All mouses fall into 1 of 2 grip style categories—claw/fingertip and palm.

Owners of claw/fingertip grip-style mouses will know that their fingers and wrist do most of the controlling. These mouses are generally more sensitive, so moving them slightly will move the cursor or game character’s line of sight in a big way. Users can get by with small or medium-sized mousepads.

Conversely, palm-grip mouses are directed by the entire arm. It takes relatively greater levels of side-to-side or up-and-down movement to use. So, large or extended mousepads would be more appropriate here.

Desk Surface

Some people might be enticed to purchase an extended mousepad because of its wow factor. However, you should ask yourself whether your desk will allow such a large mousepad.

For those working on large desks, it could make sense to get an extended mousepad, especially if you want somewhere to place your keyboard.

However, if you use your laptop or computer on tiny surfaces with very little side clearance, small to large-sized mousepads might be the better option.

Portability

Do you plan on taking your mousepad wherever you go? If so, then an extended or even a large mousepad might be too cumbersome to carry. Small and medium-sized mousepads fit easily inside laptop bags and backpacks without folding, which can ruin the mousepad’s shape over time.

On the other hand, if you don’t plan on taking your laptop to school or to LAN parties, then an extended mousepad would be perfectly fine.

BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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