Originally Posted by r4pture
I'm having my dying G400 replaced with a G500, Logitech is cool enough they allowed me to go up a model because of the issues I was aware of with the G400. I wonder, is this a mistake? I've ALWAYS used the MX510/518/G400 style mice, andn ever used a laser before...thats less an issue more so then the G500s quality and usability. Can anyone with both mice give me their thoughts?
Hi, I owned both.
IMO the G500 is in every way better than the g400, except for the sensor. The fact that the sensor isnt centered didnt help on the g500, too.
If you dont mind having a flawed sensor (acceleration, not centered), then by all means keep the g500.
The shape is slightly different but it's also slightly better, imo. I also find it easier to grip since the coating on the side is more grippy, almost feel like sandpaper (it's not irritating). The scroll wheel, I find it to be really, really awesome.
And, while IMO the drivers suck, the mouse have on-board memory so you can just set your things, uninstall them and forget about it.
Basically if you're concerned about the quality of your tracking at low dpi (400-800, do 1600 quite well but 2m max speed) it's a mistake. If you're more concerned about the overall feel of the mouse and the features, you'll prefer the g500.