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Logitech G500 - Is it useless?

Poll Results: Logitech G400 vs Logitech G500.

 
  • 73% (14)
    Logitech G400
  • 26% (5)
    Logitech G500
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
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Considering the fact that the G400 is superior in almost every way imaginable and that it is significantly cheaper is there any reason at all to recommend a G500 over a G400. I can see none: G500 has a flawed and horrible sensor (test it myself) its almost impossible to be precise with that mouse, and its even heavier than the G400. Sensor position is towards the front of the mouse which also takes time getting used to.

G400 has a centralised, flawless sensor and almost no acceleration and it also costs only £22.99 in the UK at some stores, the only thing the G400 has (possibly) worse shape for some. The G500 costs £39.99.

So is the G500 one of the biggest failures of Logitech? Should it be discontinued?
post #2 of 11
i have used both the G400 and the G500. ( i own a G400) i perfer it because of its simplicity and its reliability...and the cost. but the G500 i feel is exactly the same...it just has a few more features.
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post #3 of 11
G500 has a lot better coating IMO. It almost sucks your hand in so the grip feels very firm, G400 on the other hand is almost like it's trying to repel your hand. If you sweat a lot it will be the other way around though, so it's all about preference. Oh, and I remember G500 having slightly lower ring finger lip on the right side, which makes it less intrusive

That's about it.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mancubus View Post

G400 has a centralised, flawless sensor and almost no acceleration

There are no flawless sensors. People should stop throwing these statements.
Cursor quality on g400 is not that good, at 1800+ dpi its really bad.

And how g400 has ALMOST no acceleration?
post #5 of 11
According to Logitech's chart for their mice on Amazon, the G500 has a few advantages: more buttons, a small amount of onboard memory, and so-called "hyper-fast scrolling". If these attributes are more important for a user's tasks than having better tracking quality, then the g500 would be better for them.
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post #6 of 11
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"With a consistent response ratio, hand movements translate to the same amount of cursor movement: less than 0.5% compared to over 5% for some other "gaming" sensors. You get consistent tracking at any hand speed."

The G400 has less than 0.5% acceleration compared to over 5% for others thats how I read it.


Apart from the G400, most of the 'G series' of Logitech mice ending in 00 have been failures lets face it... the G500 is quite bad for gaming and the G700 is a simply too much mouse and I heard the sensor on it isn't that great either.

So basically there are a handful of good mice on the market today: G400, DA, IME 3.0 (if you can get hold of one) and a few others but those are the 3 most 'tried and tested' mice.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by FoxWolf1 View Post

According to Logitech's chart for their mice on Amazon, the G500 has a few advantages: more buttons, a small amount of onboard memory, and so-called "hyper-fast scrolling". If these attributes are more important for a user's tasks than having better tracking quality, then the g500 would be better for them.
Extra buttons cause misclicks, extra on-board memory is pretty useless, and I don't know if any gamer in their right mind would use hyper-scroll. For desktop use some of that stuff might be useful but for any more serious gaming needs it's all just bad.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by test user View Post

Extra buttons cause misclicks, extra on-board memory is pretty useless, and I don't know if any gamer in their right mind would use hyper-scroll. For desktop use some of that stuff might be useful but for any more serious gaming needs it's all just bad.
I had a g700 that I replaced with a g400. One of the few things I liked about the g700 was the hyper scroll for browsing webpages. It was never meant to be a gaming feature.
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post #9 of 11
G500: Feels better in hand, more thumb buttons, more flexible scroll wheel.
G400: Better sensor, cheaper, lighter.

The thumb buttons and scroll wheel can improve utility immensely, while the coating is extremely important for comfort in hotter months. If you want these features, then get a G500 and stop being a sensor whore. Most mice enthusiasts here will probably never exceed the top 0.5% of their game, and even the very best players use mice that have 5% acceleration to great results. The G400 is a very nice barebones gaming mouse, but this is only desirable if that's what you're looking for. These mice have very different benefits and it would be naive to cut them down to just stats.

G500: Utility and comfort
G400: Absolute performance

It's such a pity that there are no flagship mice that use a flawless sensor, as a Sensei, G500, M65/M95 and Naos would be amazing. Razer did the smart thing and gave their most popular mouse a good sensor and moderate price tag, so let's hope that other manufacturers wake up and follow suit. It's so popular that the DA is becoming a classic, despite being Razer.
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post #10 of 11
The G400 is the better mouse, period. The G500 just has extra "Gimmicks". Though people on this forum are a niche group, so I guess these gimmicks on the G500 still sell pretty well.
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