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Why mx518 is more expensive than g400? which version is better mx518 1800 or 1600 dpi?
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i too have an mx518, though the G400 looks waaayy better appearance wise, why doesn't the g400 cost more?
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I have personally been g400v1 and g400v2 and I believe that gaming mouses shooters this sucks. The thin cord, Chinese omron button (fixed double clicks), there are failures at very low sensitivity.
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the mx518 with 1600 dpi is the older and better version.
I have one with 1800 spare, barely used, that I could sell you. I live in germany though tongue.gif So maybe you should try a different mouse. Either look for one with 1600 dpi used or look for a deathadder with 1800 dpi. the g400 is really a matter of choice.. you can give it a go. I dislike the coating and mouse feet of it.
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and what is the difference between the versions? sensor?
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mouse feet switched from 5 small (=less friction = better) to 3 big feet (much more friction = much worse), coating is different I believe.. the old mx518 glossy grey surface is shining much more and the rubber seems better = mouse much more grippy. possibly they also changed the switches, dont know about this. dont know about the sensor but my skill dropped radically when I used this mouse biggrin.gif maybe because I underestimated the additional 200 DPI speed though.
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i too have an mx518, though the G400 looks waaayy better appearance wise, why doesn't the g400 cost more?

you can find new mx518's on ebay for around $35.
new g400's cost around $40 and the g400s is $60. so the g400 does cost more. its also an upgrade from the mx518 although i suppose if you don't like the way the G400's look you could just get an Mx518 and be satisfied i suppose.
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Is this the MX518 that's been around fora ddecade or so? I still have and use mine, which I got in '03, every day. It's got the five feet, 1600dpi sensor, and is the red/black version.

Try as I might, I can't finda bbetter mouse for the way I grip ("claws when gaming, palm when surfing).
   
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you can find new mx518's on ebay for around $35.
new g400's cost around $40 and the g400s is $60. so the g400 does cost more. its also an upgrade from the mx518 although i suppose if you don't like the way the G400's look you could just get an Mx518 and be satisfied i suppose.

I disliked the mx518 looks, it looks like it's been stabbed 20 times with a knife. i suppose i could vynel wrap it.
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