Logitech G7 Cordless Laser Mouse
Published: 21st August 2006 | Source: Computer Alliance | Price: |Test Setup
Even though the computer really has no major bearing on the performance of the G7, the testbed chosen for todays review includes:
- AMD X2 3800+
- DFI UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
- 2 x XFX GeForce 7800 GT's in SLI configuration, and
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2.
The testing procedure for the Logitech G7 Cordless Laser mouse were conducted using real life gaming benchmarks. The games included in the testing were Valve Software's - Counter Strike Source (CS:S); ID Software's - Quake 4 and Infinity Ward's - Call Of Duty 2 (C.O.D 2). Other testing was conducted from within the Windows desktop environment in order to provide valid test results. Other associated variables to the tests, included:
- Gaming surface was a highly polished faux wooden desktop;
- A fresh installation of Logitech Setpoint drivers (vers. 3.0.107), and
- Li-Ion batteries were fully charged overnight.
The first thing I noticed is how insanely quick and fluid the G7 really was. On the maximum setting, the mouse pointer was both very fast and accurate. Not that I'm really an accomplished gamer of any sort, but I felt that the G7 complimented my skill level very nicely; and in the hands of an avid gamer, the G7 would be a very welcome tool within their arsenal.
I have read that some people find the Logitech G7 uncomfortable after a prolonged period of time; I found this not to be the case even after a solid 3 hour stint. The only gripe that I have is that if your hands are prone to sweating, you may find the polished moulded case slippery to hold.
Earlier on in the review I mentioned that the G7 was very maneuverable on the chosen playing surface. This is unequivocally due to the larger (Teflon) pads on the base of the mouse, and hence providing both non-slip and frictionless gaming pleasure. As opposed to the smaller plastic pads of MX1000.
The battery life, I must say is very respectable. After gaming for a solid three hours and performing other associated PC duties requiring a mouse, the battery life indicator had only lost one bar out of four. The G7 was then left overnight, and no further degradation to the battery health was noted. Now let's head over to the all important conclusion page to see how the Logitech G7 scored.