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G400 - how diffferent to the G500

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I've got the G500 and most times i think it's a pretty good mice - i'm a 100% FPS - 100% Battlefield BC2 player. There were times where i thought i was a claw gripper but on extended plays my accuracy on tracking the enemy soldiers was better when i use the palm grip.

The G500 feels like a very well built mouse but i think it's a touch too tall for me. I wish it was just a bit shorter in terms of height - maybe it's because i've got medium sized hands. I would like a great optical mice since i somehow prefer the 'feel' of an optical sensor. The G400 seems like the best value game optical mice in the market.

My question - is the G400 shorter in height than the G500?
post #2 of 7
G400 is optical - G500 is infra red.
G400 has no weights - G500 has extra weights

There's little gaming difference between the G5 and the G500, however I like running my G500 at 1000hz, it feels very smooth. I do know what you mean about the feel of optical mice.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;15303697 
G400 is optical - G500 is infra red.
G400 has no weights - G500 has extra weights

There's little gaming difference between the G5 and the G500, however I like running my G500 at 1000hz, it feels very smooth. I do know what you mean about the feel of optical mice.

The G500 is actually laser. I'm trying to get my G500 to 'act' and feel like an optical mice by switching off the OS function thing in the setpoint software and also have chosen polling rates of 333 mhz - i didn't want to set it too high like up to 1000 because i thought that made it too smooth - like it was floating........can't have a good feel of it.
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I don't recall the actual height, but the mx518/g400/g5 shape is slightly smaller than the G500. I found the G500 too large and went back to a G5 at the time.

The prediction level of the G400 is excessively high, higher than any mouse I've owned (even the mx518 it supposedly replaces). This makes it somewhat useless for high sensitivity gamers (<10inch/360). FWIW, I now use a KinzuAdder.
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Originally Posted by whybother;15304190 
I don't recall the actual height, but the mx518/g400/g5 shape is slightly smaller than the G500. I found the G500 too large and went back to a G5 at the time.

The prediction level of the G400 is excessively high, higher than any mouse I've owned (even the mx518 it supposedly replaces). This makes it somewhat useless for high sensitivity gamers (<10inch/360). FWIW, I now use a KinzuAdder.

I don't know what you're talking about, but you can hardly even notice any prediction with the MX518/G400. Only time you notice it is when you use paint and draw straight lines.
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Originally Posted by baws;15307205 
I don't know what you're talking about, but you can hardly even notice any prediction with the MX518/G400. Only time you notice it is when you use paint and draw straight lines.

After spending a day with the G400 I agree with whybother, the prediction feels higher on my G400 compared to my MX518. Yes, even after Logitech claimed that the prediction in the G400 is at the same level as the MX518

From my experience, In terms of levels of prediction from lowest to highest it FEELS like:

1. Avago 9500 laser mice like the Xai or G500 / Deathadder 3G with NDC firmware / Deathadder 3.5G / Abyssus / Spawn
2. Zowie Mico
3. MX518 / EC2
4. G400
5. ....
6. ....
7. ....
8. Kinzu (the original)
Edited by Derp - 10/16/11 at 9:28pm
post #7 of 7
Abyssus has no prediction, neither does the 3.5g (most recent firmware).

You can't draw a straight line in paint with an Abyssus.

I always felt the MX518 had a lot of prediction.
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