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This review is from: Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3600 dpi Gaming Mouse
Very accurate tracking
No lift off issues whatsoever
Perfect friction vs. mousepads
Adjustable DPI settings
Macro buttons (no on board memory however)
Easy to set up and use
Mouse body is durable
Logitech customer support is exceptional
Beautiful, beautiful mouse when it works. Popular among gamers for a reason.
Cons: First one died within 3 months.
Second one died within 4 months.
Third one died within 8 months.
At this point I'm a bit too shocked to believe that I've received 3 mice so far from Logitech and none of them have lasted even just one year without disconnecting issues. Look it up on Google; many users also have complained about the G400's weak cord and its subsequent disconnecting issues.
Other Thoughts: The Logitech G400 suffers from a weak cord issue. It seems to have disconnecting problems after only a short while of usage due to the part where the cord connects the mouse breaking/fraying/dying. This is indicative of poor design. All three mice I was issued after warranties/RMA's were dead or unusable after less than a year each, two of which lasted 3 and 4 months respectively. This is quite disappointing. I don't want to pay $50 for a mouse that has such a short lifespan.
At first I thought it was an issue with my motherboard or USB ports when I first realized that my cursor was disconnecting every few minutes or so. Sometimes the mouse would disconnect entirely and reset my USB ports, at which point both my keyboard and mouse were rendered completely useless and I had to resort to shutting down my computer with the power button and restarting. Then I replaced the mouse with a cheap $5 mouse from Staples and realized that it wasn't my computer. My computer's barely a year old and has already had several components upgraded. It was the mouse. My $5 mouse was working flawlessly (as it had been for the past 4 years). Absolutely no disconnects whatsoever. Sure it's lighter and harder to use and less ergonomic and suffers from lift off/precision issues, but honestly when it comes down to those critical moments, I need a mouse that i can rely on 24/7 for at least 2-5 years. A mouse that is worth the money I pay.
In my humble opinion, the Logitech G400 is not worth even half its price with this kind of durability. I try and test all the products I own and don't make reviews until I'm at least 6 months in. Most of the other reviews you see here will probably be about good initial impressions. I know I was super excited about getting the G400 since it was my first gaming mouse. For the months when it worked, it worked beautifully. Perfect for palm grip, perfect precision, perfect tracking with adjustable DPI settings. The right mouse button got sticky on my second RMA'ed G400, but I'm a button masher so it didn't affect my performance too much.
For now I guess I'll have to keep searching for a quality, long-lasting mouse.
Logitech customer support receives a 5/5 from me. I'm sure most of their other products are fine. But the G400 receives a 2/5.
Pros: This is what my roommate said when he came in and saw the visuals on the screen of my ASUS VW193TR:
"(Insert curse word in here)... That is SO BEAUTIFUL!"
I think you get what I'm talking about.
Cons: -The graphics are really blindingly beautiful. They make me want to cry.
-Speakers are a bit on the low quality and weak side, but they take up only 2 Watts of power total. Your body practically has stronger electrical power than that.
Other Thoughts: This monitor works as it's supposed to. It's clear, beautiful, adjustable, and comes with speakers. Perfect for those on a budget and those who don't want to play every single game out there on 1920x1080 settings. For me, 1440x900 resolution is perfect. I love it and would buy it again in a heartbeat if I didn't have it anymore.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: +Extremely fast
+Lots of storage
+Lots of memory
+Cool neon red fan light
+Setup was painless
+Plays all my games on high settings (Call of Duty Black Ops, Alliance of Valiant Arms, Combat Arms, WoW, Starcraft, AOE III, Battlefield 3 even) without a hiccup. Depends on what resolution you want to play them in; I tested them on 1440x900 and although BF3 was a little laggy at times they are all definitely playable with some minor settings adjustments. I was getting 200 FPS for some of those games and the computer actually wanted to play it at a HIGHER FPS but the game itself limited the FPS to below 200.
+Relatively quiet, you can hear the fans (there are 2x120mm fans in the case, one blowing air in and one blowing air out) but it's probably at like 20-30 decibels or under.
+Great airflow, doesn't overheat at all (played games for 2 hours straight, fans didn't go even 1 RPM faster)
+iBuyPower has good service
Cons: -This thing is bigger and heavier than I expected... but the case is built solidly and seems durable enough. It's gonna be a pain for me since I'm a college student and I'll have to carry it back and forth from home to college occasionally but definitely worth it.
-Installing updates wasted so much time
-Front USB ports are actually on top of the case, kinda unusual
-To get the price so cheap they used a mediocre motherboard, the ASRock H61M which will not let you overclock from what I've heard but not a huge deal for me since I don't OC anything.
-Power button feels a wee bit flimsy
-Can't do my laundry
Other Thoughts: I have been working around computers for over six years and I know how to program software and build computers and I bought this computer solely because I didn't have much time on my hands and I needed a computer quickly. This computer is the BEST BUDGET PRE BUILT COMPUTER you will ever find on the market. Period.
If only it could do my laundry... sigh...