Originally Posted by james_ant
I cant believe people are asking this, obviously the G500 is a better mouse than the way older MX518. Which btw the sensor position on the MX518 sucks.
I completely disagree, the MX518 is only a few features shy from being the best all around mouse on the market:
1. an updated sensor (one that can have prediction toggled)
2. upgradable firmware and/or internal memory for storing profiles/programming
3. official support for polling rate increase
Unfortunately the MX518 is where Logitech started to stray from a winning design and instead got too carried away with marketable feature bloat. And even though I'd prefer the G500's sensor to the MX518's (I don't like prediction and I also don't like having to jump through hoops to get a higher polling rate), I can't stand how fat and heavy Logitech's palm design has become.
And of course the MX518's sensor position is in the exact center (same as the Xai which you emphatically declared as better), I don't see how that's bad if anything that's balanced and preferred.
The Xai is superior to both of them though, if you want a quality mouse get a Steelseries mouse.
That is completely a matter of preference. While the Xai is currently my personal mouse of choice by a long shot, I recognize it is far from perfect. For instance reprogramming the buttons is a pain and programming macros is nearly impossible the interface software is so buggy.
What ultimately sold me on the Xai was first and foremost its ergonomics (which as basically perfect for my particular finger grip) and its sensor customization and single DPI button toggle.
The Xai is not particularly strong suited for palm grippers, it can be done but its far from ideal, the buttons are just too shallow and it will just about force a claw grip, the Xai matches up against the G9x more than anything. That being said, the G500 and MX518 are certainly palm oriented and have that obvious advantage. Throw in any desire to reprogram buttons or have macros and its a landslide decision against the Xai
Originally Posted by Eagle1337
the G500 and the XAI have the same sensor..
technically they are not the same sensor, the Xai's sensor is a tad bit different and ultimately more flexible - but in a largely negligible fashion - both will essentially provide the same raw performance.Edited by bojinglebells - 2/16/11 at 2:43pm