Well most DX lasers, aka Newish lasers, are known to not have IR filters. So only a fraction of the 150mW is actually green light. I think your money would be much better invested in NOVALASERS.com, there you can get a 65mW for the same price, and it will probably appear bright then the DX unit.
You're just trying to get on Greg's (aka Senkat's) good side - not. (This is a real bug bear of his)
Your statement is not fully accurate.
DX does state on their web site that the lasers don't have IR filters. However, supposedly most of them sold so far do have IR filters. Because DX gets their product from multiple suppliers, they cannot guarentee that they all have IR filters without ripping them all apart, so it's just easier for them to state that they do not have them.
Well most DX lasers, aka Newish lasers, are known to not have IR filters.
Exactly what chimo said. But as for the power of a DX laser you cannot guarantee what power level it will be at. If you're looking for a cheap fix it's worth a try but if it is taken at customs you can't get a replacement and the product has lower quality. I would highly recommend saving up some more money and getting the Nova Lasers X-105. I have the same laser and it is AMAZING!
It's true the DX lasers are kind of a crapshoot, and many have been well under-spec, but I've never seen anyone who had an under-spec laser that wasn't still a very good deal at that mW for the price they paid.
If you can save up the money, something from Optronics or Nova would be a much more reliable and better made laser, but the DX greens are a pretty fair deal. I've only seen a handful of posters here or on CPF who've had something seriously wrong with their DX green that warranted returning it.
I'd certainly give DX my money and take my chances before I bought from WL, or especially one of their other fake shell companies.
Whatever you can say about DX's green pointers, at least they don't promote or price them like they're something they're not. And if anything, like the IR filter thing, and the more expensive/better tested "true" versions, they actualy take pains to downplay their greens, than unfairly raise anyone's expectaions.
I have bought 6 DX lasers, so far 50% were at the output advertised, and 2 worked for less than 1 day. I paid so little, I still think the 3 good ones made it worth while, and I'll keep the "bad ones for cheap hosts for building lasers. It's up to the buyer and buyer beware does apply here.