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Capt. Picard
08-13-06, 02:57 PM
I'm looking to buy a mouse and is looking at the Logitech LX3 and the MX 310

The LX3 has 1000dpi and the MX 310 only 800dpi but on the website they talk about its optical engine and its Image Processing: 4.7 megapixels/sec.

Is dpi the only consideration when looking at performance?

The MX 310
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm?countryid=26&languageid=1&page=products/features/opticaltopics&CRID=826&parentCRID=274&contentID=6075

The LX3
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/ZA/EN,CRID=2142,CONTENTID=11793

Capt. Picard
08-13-06, 03:21 PM
*shouts in a metal bucket*

Hellooooo!!

Bman212121
08-13-06, 04:06 PM
I've used an MX310 for a while, and I would have to say it absolutely rocks!

DPI is a biggie since the more dots it can pick up, the more accurate it is, and also it makes it so that it can be accelerated more. That's the other thing that I like to look at alot. If you like to set your mouse to be very fast, or say your at a high resolution like 1280 x 1024, your going to want the mouse turned up a lot in order to make it across the screen without having to pick up the mouse 5 times.

If your using a $10 mouse right now, either one will probably make a big difference. I always use my story, I bought the MX310 to replace a cheapie satiek mouse when I was playing Unreal 2003, and I couldn't believe the difference it made to my accuracy and the ability to hit people. You wouldn't think it matters that much but I will vouch that it does.

So my vote goes for neither. :)

I personally would spend an extra $10 to get something like the MX400. It's a laser mouse, so it will be more accurate yet, and it can track on more surfaces. The one thing I noticed between my MX310 and the MX1000 or my G5 is that I can go pixel per pixel with the two lasers. If your playing a sniper in an FPS game, this can help a lot! Also, as a side note, the 310 feels small compared to the G5 by a little, but the MX1000 makes both feel puny because of the extra weight from that batteries.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2155780&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826104207

|MaguS|
08-13-06, 04:10 PM
518 > 310

MX518 is probably the best Budget Gaming mouse on the market... other then that go Copperhead or G7

Bman212121
08-13-06, 04:12 PM
518 > 310

MX518 is probably the best Budget Gaming mouse on the market... other then that go Copperhead or G7

I would agree that would be a nice mouse to get, but it's double the price of both in question. Also, for another $10, you could get a G5 which smokes the 518.

Rytr
08-13-06, 04:21 PM
The 310 is good, the 510 is better, but the 518 is the best if you have access to one.

CaptNKILL
08-13-06, 06:59 PM
I would agree that would be a nice mouse to get, but it's double the price of both in question. Also, for another $10, you could get a G5 which smokes the 518.
518 has back and forward buttons though... once you get used to them, you cant go back to a mouse without that second thumb button.

I'll be using my 518 until logitech releases another mouse with back and forward thumb buttons.

|MaguS|
08-13-06, 07:03 PM
I'll be using my 518 until logitech releases another mouse with back and forward thumb buttons.

Razor Copperhead!

Bman212121
08-13-06, 08:52 PM
518 has back and forward buttons though... once you get used to them, you cant go back to a mouse without that second thumb button.

I'll be using my 518 until logitech releases another mouse with back and forward thumb buttons.

Yea, I know that's why a lot of people don't like the G5. I've never used the thing, and I've found it counter productive on my MX1000, so I like the one big button that I can't miss.

einstein_314
08-13-06, 09:55 PM
518 has back and forward buttons though... once you get used to them, you cant go back to a mouse without that second thumb button.

I'll be using my 518 until logitech releases another mouse with back and forward thumb buttons.
I thought that I would miss the forward button that was on my MX700 when I got my G7, but I've found out that I rarely have the need to use it. I mean, to use the forward button, you need to go back first...so you only really need to use it when you accidentally hit back. :D I've learned to only press back when I mean to. And when I do need to go forward, I suck it up and click the forward button in the browser.

Regarding which mouse to get, I'd go for at least a MX518 or 510. If you don't need the forward button, go for the G5 or G7. You won't be disappointed.

jAkUp
08-13-06, 10:30 PM
I have both the G5 and Copperhead, I think they are both great :)

Tuork
08-14-06, 10:33 AM
I have the MX1000... and so far I'm loving it. My mousepad sucks badly, but even so this thing is great. Response is immediate and it has all the necessary buttons.

I've been doubting my decision to buy this one rather than a G7 since I'm still used to using my keyboard for navigation, but it's still a great buy.

This is all after upgrading from a regular logitech cordless mouse.