With its lower weight and PTFE glide feet, the G Pro X Superlight is Logitech’s Shooter flagship from now on. This means that the optional white input device replaces the G Pro Wireless (test) introduced over two years ago in terms of price Mouse again against Razer’s Viper Ultimate (test).
Lighter with the same sensor performance
The G Pro Wireless weighed 80 grams, the new G Pro X Superlight was able to reduce Logitech to around 63 grams. A low value, also considering the number of competing mice – and without any holes. The Viper Ultimate also weighs around 74 grams without perforation, while the perforated competitors Model O Wireless and Aerox 3 Wireless are also slightly heavier, albeit imperceptibly. Logitech also achieves the lower weight by dispensing with the additional buttons on the right-hand side – the new mouse is therefore no longer suitable for left-handers – as well as the RGB lighting: the G logo on the back of the mouse is now simply silver.
However, the diet did not compromise the battery life: Logitech speaks of around 70 hours of continuous use, i.e. constant movement of the mouse in 1,000 Hertz operation with 2.4 GHz radio. The comparatively long running time is thanks to the specially developed Hero sensor, which can now even resolve natively with up to 25,400 points per inch – an absurdly high value that will never be necessary in practice. The actual precision has not changed, so that the PMW-3399, which is exclusively available to Razer, is superior, at least on paper, but the differences are beyond the scope of human perception.
With PTFE sliding feet and conventional cable
This means that the G Pro X Superlight is almost exactly at the level of the not yet released Model O Wireless, which is said to have a running time of around 71 hours. SteelSeries’ Aerox, according to the manufacturer, even lasts around 200 hours, presumably in alternative Bluetooth mode and with a PMW-3331. Both of the latter mice can also be charged via USB-C, while the new Logitech mouse and Razer’s Viper come with a micro-USB port.
The sliding feet of the G Pro X Superlight, on the other hand, are much more contemporary: For the first time, Logitech is also relying on pure PTFE elements, which have been standard in the genre at many other manufacturers for over a year. However, the cable still has a classic rubber coating and is therefore less flexible than the flexible nylon-wrapped models from numerous competitors. Alternatively, the mouse can be charged inductively using Logitech Powerplay (test).
Logitech G Pro X Superlight (Bild: Logitech)
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Logitech says nothing about the buttons
There is no information about the built-in switches. The Omron D2FCs built into the G Pro Wireless – at least initially – suggest a lifetime of around 50 million clicks, but in practice they tend to unwanted double clicks sooner or later, which can result from corrosion or soiling on the contacts and an aggressive debounce time. Logitech is aware of the problem and is now mostly installing the presumably more durable variant, which is confusingly specified with only 20 million clicks.
In all likelihood, those buttons are also in the G Pro X Superlight, but this is not communicated openly. As a result, there is – again – no guarantee that unwanted double clicks will not occur. Numerous other manufacturers, however, are now countering the problem with higher quality buttons, analog signal processing or optical signaling, such as Razer’s Viper Ultimate.
Now available in black and white
Further changes to the G Pro Wireless can only be found in the smallest details. The mouse that is still very good is now listed in the price comparison for around 100 euros; Logitech is also officially lowering the price of the old version, which is still on offer. The G Pro X Superlight is now available at a recommended retail price of around 150 euros.