More than a decade ago, Logitech delighted gamers with the MX518, a high-precision mouse designed for gamers looking for a no-frills performance – at a modest price. It is now reviving the classic with some improvements that deserve to be watched by today's gaming enthusiasts.
The wired body of the G MX518 series has hardly changed from its original design: it has the same comfortable shape, eight programmable buttons and a glossy finish on the top panel. That seemed to be enough for more than 15 million people who bought the MX518 throughout its existence, starting in 2005.
But this time, Logitech's Hero 16K sensor has a range of up to 16,000 DPI. It's the same on the G502 Hero I'm currently using, and I can attest to its accuracy in gaming and graphics applications. The updated mouse also has a 32-bit ARM chip for a fast refresh rate of 1 ms. These two upgrades should help FPS fans take risks and take names with confidence.
As a computer fan of the 90s and 2000s, I am happy to see this comeback. Its asking price of $ 60 seems fair; I only hope that it is built to last as well as the original.
You can find out more about the MX518 on the Logitech website and order it in advance on this page. The company has not yet specified when it will be available; we have contacted Logitech to find out and will update this post when we have new answers.
This article includes affiliate links to products that you can buy online. If you buy them through our links, we get a small share of the revenue.
Posted on February 20, 2019 – 08:21 UTC
ProductG Series MX518 from Logitech