At it’s core, the G700 is a solid wireless mouse that offers gamers serious flexibility in it’s additional buttons, and useful programming software. The G700 boasts the latest technical specs, clean and comfortable design, and some very nice features such as the user replaceable standard battery and combined USB charging/wired mouse functionality.
My experience with the mouse has been quite positive, with many of the features enhancing my gameplay over a typical 5 button mouse. While some of the higher end technical specs, such as USB polling rates and ultra high DPI settings, didn’t offer noticeable enhancements in my own gaming and PC configuration, other users might find more advantage.
Some aspects could be better. I was particularly disappointed that the additional mouse buttons were not detectable in my games without first building a profile. Overcoming this limitation would offer incredible flexibility of in-game button binding for games that might not need a full profile built in SetPoint.
NOTE: Since the review was published, Logitech advised this was a Windows limitation and not a issue with the G700. Windows mice are limited to no more than 5 buttons without an additional software profile.
Finally, the MSRP price point of $100 USD is steep in my opinion, though admittedly still lower than some competitors in this market. I tend to be a budget gamer, so a product like this would not likely be in my price range.
What I Liked:
- Comfortable grip, useful button placement, nice weight
- User replaceable standard size battery
- USB charging cable allows simultaneous charging and wired use
Could be Better:
Reviewer’s System Specs
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.6 GHz)
- Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-S3
- 2 GB RAM
- Video Card: ATI HD3650 512MB
- HDD: (2x) 160GB 7200rpm
- Monitors: Sharp 17″, ViewSonic 15″
- Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium
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