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How well does Logitech MX518 compare to "modern or new age" mice?

post #1 of 14
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So i still use MX518 and i'm quite curious how does it compare against other new mice that were released in those few years.

So whats actually improved? Are new mice with new technology really that better?

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post #2 of 14
The only real problem with the MX518 is prediction and the default 125Hz, other then that there's not really anything bad about it.
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DPI, poll rate, prediction. Although TBH, all of these are kinda subjective. If you use low DPI anyway, it's probably all right in that department.

To be fair, not much as evolved, aside from sensor technology. And even then, some still prefer the old stuff at low DPI.

There's something to be said for the simpler, older mice. The new mice, I found, are generally too small and unnecessarily complicated (software, buttons everywhere, lighting...).
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post #4 of 14
It should be upgraded.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kitarist View Post

So whats actually improved?
over 9000dpi, literally
rgb leds everywhere

no prediction, surface compatibility, lift off distance, finer native dpi steps.
oh and g303's buttons seem to be universally acclaimed.
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by qsxcv View Post

g303's buttons seem to be universally acclaimed.

BUT the shape of the G303 is still an utter ABORTION, which is universally recognized as such cheers.gif .
post #7 of 14
No, it recognized as "uncomfortable for some" which leads to conclusion "you're holding it wrong".
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post #8 of 14
weighting the mouse perfectly is a pretty nice advancement.
I've had a large range of mice, but the corsair m95 (even though i don't use any of the extra side buttons), is the nicest mouse i have ever used (i do drafting work, so mouse precision is important).
The m95 feels perfect, weight, ease of sliding around the desk, movement precision etc etc. (I find if a mouse is too light, i end up having a tense forearm while im using it, and after a full day of work this can end up being annoying). It's little brother the m65 is nice too (have one on my gaming pc), but it doesn't have as full of a body, doesn't fit into my hand as nicely/feel as comfortable.

In comparison, i have a razer Abyss, which is the worst mouse I think I've ever used. Terrible movement accuracy, far too light to use for precision work, the scroll wheel already makes weird noises after only 8 months of use.

In conclusion, in my opinion build quality has improved a lot on some mice available today, they click quieter, scroll easier, and feel better to use than old mice from 10-to-15-to-20 years ago.
post #9 of 14
To further expand upon my previous statement, no reason not to upgrade to a G400 at minimum unless there is something that you're clutching onto. G400s will be easier to buy and the G402 is the best sensor of the releases buuut the shape is changed and who knows if you'll be warm to it. Try it and if you don't like it, go backwards to G400s/G400.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by SmashTV View Post

Try it and if you don't like it, go backwards to G400s/G400.

Going BACKWARDS would be to use the current G402.

G400 represents the absolute BEST that Logitech could ever do with mouse shapes hence stay with what works yessir.gif .
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