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I purchased a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 a week ago, only to return it due to its cheap plasticky feel and horrible buttons. It just wouldn't work for me in general browsing because of it. Now I have a bit more money and am deciding on whether I should get the Logitech MX518 or the G500, both of which are available at my local CompUSA. The MX518 is available for $47 and the G500 is available for $54. Which one would be best for gaming and general browsing?
    
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The G500 no doubt, it outclasses the MX518 in every way, and if they are that close in price, there is no contest.
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I can vouch for the G500, I got it around 2 months ago on sale and for my grip (palm) it feels great.
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I prefer the 518 for my playing style. (low sen arm based movement)

Please don't take this as fact, as it's only my opinion, but there are 4 major cons of the G500 for my usage.

- The mouse alone without weights 120g and is very nose heavy.
- The sensor position is off centered and feels very awkward when swiping.
- The sensor itself don't pair well at extremely low sensitivities. I'm able to make the mouse literally malfunction under 2m/s which shouldn't happen since Logitech themselves have done in house testing and got results of 4.19m/s on "mouse popular gaming surfaces".

The 518 on the other hand doesn't have these personal flaws and can track up to 4.5m/s without malfunctioning with it's led based sensor.

Before anyone decides to defend their favorite mouse, please realize that this is an opinion from a different playing style. The mouse could be perfect for you and I'm sure you'll enjoy it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Skylit;13242997 
I prefer the 518 for my playing style. (low sen arm based movement)

Please don't take this as fact, as it's only my opinion, but there are 4 major cons of the G500 for my usage.

- The mouse alone without weights 120g and is very nose heavy.
- The sensor position is off centered and feels very awkward when swiping.
- The sensor itself don't pair well at extremely low sensitivities. I'm able to make the mouse literally malfunction under 2m/s which shouldn't happen since Logitech themselves have done in house testing and got results of 4.19m/s on "mouse popular gaming surfaces".

The 518 on the other hand doesn't have these personal flaws and can track up to 4.5m/s without malfunctioning with it's led based sensor.

Before anyone decides to defend their favorite mouse, please realize that this is an opinion from a different playing style. The mouse could be perfect for you and I'm sure you'll enjoy it biggrin.gif

I have to add that the MX518 have more than average prediction which a plus and minus:
plus - help you with keeping the crosshair ingame in the head level.
minus:
on fast swipping I'd felt that something is opposed, which force me to swiping it more hard on surface, which bad beacause I want the mouse move to where I want to land it.

[personal Experience]
hope you understand..
Edited by avinin1 - 4/23/11 at 11:31am
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Originally Posted by Skylit;13242997 
I prefer the 518 for my playing style. (low sen arm based movement)

Please don't take this as fact, as it's only my opinion, but there are 4 major cons of the G500 for my usage.

- The mouse alone without weights 120g and is very nose heavy.
- The sensor position is off centered and feels very awkward when swiping.
- The sensor itself don't pair well at extremely low sensitivities. I'm able to make the mouse literally malfunction under 2m/s which shouldn't happen since Logitech themselves have done in house testing and got results of 4.19m/s on "mouse popular gaming surfaces".

The 518 on the other hand doesn't have these personal flaws and can track up to 4.5m/s without malfunctioning with it's led based sensor.

Before anyone decides to defend their favorite mouse, please realize that this is an opinion from a different playing style. The mouse could be perfect for you and I'm sure you'll enjoy it biggrin.gif

I only see facts.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Derp;13243478 
I only see facts.

I guess the first one can be a fact, but the other two are are up to playing style and how people use the mouse.

I honestly just put that there since many people claim that they don't have a problem with the mouse, but if they're happy with it, it shouldn't really matter.

@ avinin, Yeah it's preference. People can do extremely well with and without prediction. biggrin.gif
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Alright. I bought the G500. Thanks a lot, guys.

OT:

I went to Best Buy on the way because my mum wanted to get something there and they had a Radeon HD 6750 for $160 and a Radeon HD 4670 for $100. doh.gif
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13244605 
Alright. I bought the G500. Thanks a lot, guys.

doh.gif you better return that ASAP. I can't believe you reasoned that posts #2 and #3 were more credible than #4.
Edited by cuad - 4/23/11 at 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by cuad;13244639 
doh.gif you better return that ASAP. I can't believe you reasoned that posts #2 and #3 were more credible than #4.

I saw reviews and most were praising it as a very good successor to the MX518. Only one I saw that was bad is Gizmodo's, but they have no credibility. I used both on them on the store for 30 minutes and decided to get it since I found it better to use, plus I think the design is much better.
    
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