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post #11 of 44
i like optical more than laser. I LOVE my mx518. I tried both the g500 and g400 as well.

G400 is optical pretty much identical to mx518
G500 is laser but felt very cheap in quality

mx518 and g400 are better than the g500
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post #12 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack;15517450 
i like optical more than laser. I LOVE my mx518. I tried both the g500 and g400 as well.

G400 is optical pretty much identical to mx518
G500 is laser but felt very cheap in quality

mx518 and g400 are better than the g500

ha, as an ex mx518, g5 and naos 5000 owner, id say my g500 is probably the best quality!

The naos was the worst. Couldn't get used to the shape either so sold it.

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post #13 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98uk;15517483 
ha, as an ex mx518, g5 and naos 5000 owner, id say my g500 is probably the best quality!

The naos was the worst. Couldn't get used to the shape either so sold it.

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the wheel on that mouse was the deal breaker for me. If they used a wheel like what they did on the g400 then it would be a good buy. If you move it side to side you can hear the wheel clunk around in the mouse.
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post #14 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack;15518837 
the wheel on that mouse was the deal breaker for me. If they used a wheel like what they did on the g400 then it would be a good buy. If you move it side to side you can hear the wheel clunk around in the mouse.

That's only in the freeglide/infinity glide mode. When it's normal, it's fine.
post #15 of 44
I own both an MX518 and a G5.

For some reason, I like the MX518 much better.
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post #16 of 44
there is no relevant difference between them.
6000dpi, 3000dpi.... are just useless number... noone needs more than 1800dpi in a competitive game.

My opinion: Steelseries Xai with qck mousepad but if u prefierd optical G400 with qck too
post #17 of 44
It's not necessarily about the general feel. It's about the errors and malfunctions of the sensors relative to one another.

Laser mice are far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far (I could go on) susceptible to dust and debris (to a very unacceptable level, as in, it really should never ever be an issue but it's a daily problem for laser mouse users).

Every single laser sensor on the market has a flaw of some kind. Built in acceleration, z-axis issues, low perfect control speed, some kind of issue with literally every sensor.
post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;15507593 
In my experience nothing beats laser. Except cats. My cat ate the cable, I had to ditch the perfectly fine laser mouse and go crappy optic frown.gif


I sold the cat.

You can fix the wires you know =o did it on my mouse.
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post #19 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by monstaaar;15526745 
It's not necessarily about the general feel. It's about the errors and malfunctions of the sensors relative to one another.

Laser mice are far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far (I could go on) susceptible to dust and debris (to a very unacceptable level, as in, it really should never ever be an issue but it's a daily problem for laser mouse users).

Every single laser sensor on the market has a flaw of some kind. Built in acceleration, z-axis issues, low perfect control speed, some kind of issue with literally every sensor.


Meh, I have a G9x and never have any problems whatsoever, including any tracking problems of any kind.
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post #20 of 44
I think I throw my G5 around a lot more than my MX518 and yet, my G5 is in one piece and like my MX518, hasn't had a tracking issue even after being tossed on carpets many times.
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