What hardware are you using?

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 pm

I put my Latitude 3500 up for sale. With the Razer also being 15", there's just no reason to have 2 15" laptops since I don't care for the size. Since the Razer is 10-keyless and has a FAR superior LCD, it gets to get kept for now. Windows 10 is FAST on that 3500 with the 16GB ram and a 1TB NVMe drive (did swap out the XG5 to the Crucial P1, keeping the XG5 in case I need it for something in the future).

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Post by crosscourt » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm

Surprised you even went for any 15" laptop.
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Post by tlmiller » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:03 am

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the 15's. Bought the 3500 because it was just TOOOOOOOOOOOO good a deal to pass up. A current model that in it's configuration sold for $900 for $400? In essentially mint condition? Yeah, I hate 15's but...gimme.

With the non +10 keyboard of the Razer, it's much more sane choice for me. Too bad really about how horrid I find the keyboard. I actually REALLY REALLLY REALLY like the laptop other than that. And that's hard for me to say, because I am NOT a fan of Razers, or of Nvidia graphics. I've had 2 keyboards and a mouse of theirs, and none of them survived more than 2 months beyond it's first birthday (and the end of the warranty at the time, they've since increased it) before failing. When paying $100 for a mouse and nearly $150 for a keyboard, that's simply unacceptable.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:00 pm

Hate Razer as i was sponsored by Logitech for a time and have always loved their mice and keyboards. Ive still got my G7 mouse after all this time.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:51 pm

Used to like Logitech until I bought a G700s. Came with a single battery, but was so bad on it that literally less than 2 hours of use on a charge, and was nearly $100. They of course refused to replace it. Haven't bought anything Logitech since then, and will never buy anything made by Logitech again in my life.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 pm

Except for average use where I use battery powered mice, I never use them for gaming. Im a corded guy most of the time when on my gaming rig.
Logitech battery life though has improved hugely but even my older G7 was good on charge.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:27 am

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Except for average use where I use battery powered mice, I never use them for gaming. Im a corded guy most of the time when on my gaming rig.
Logitech battery life though has improved hugely but even my older G7 was good on charge.
I had an M510 that using rechargeable batteries it would last for ~2 months before teh G700s that the buttons physically broke after years of abuse. So I was quite surprised when the G700s lasted less than 2 hours. But Logitechs refusal to replace what HAD to be a defective unit is what ultimately cost them my business ever again. That large a company refusing to fix something that was rather expensive and supposed to have a 1-year warranty was ridiculous. They forever lost my business there.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:47 am

Cant speak to your issues with the G700s as Ive never used it but my experience with Logitech over the years has been excellent and I really abused my gaming mice and keyboards. The fact my G7 still works very well and I still use for gaming occasionally speaks voluimes to the quality of its design.

Ive used a huge number of mice over the years and beat the hell out of them and Logitech was the best of the bunch. Razer was just the opposite as
I had repeated issues with their products, tried to work with them and it really didnt get any better.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:55 pm

I've only ever had 2 logitech mice, the M510 which was absolutely wonderful and the G700s which was pathetic. I've had a few wireless keyboards of theirs early in my computing days and didn't generally have good experience with them, but then...we're talking about EARLY wireless keyboards. I also had a logitech webcam, which while it worked fine, was a crap design (but it was cheap). I replaced it with an HP that I still have. While MUCH higher resolution and better looking design on paper, the design in the end wasn't much better. Although the quality of the cam itself was.

Razer honestly I gave up on years before I even bought the G700s. I had 2 of their first model mechanical keyboards when they FIRST came out...and they were FANTASTIC...for 14-19 months and then they stopped working entirely for no apparent reason. Their new stuff I have READ is much better, I'm not going to waste my money finding out.

RedDragon keyboards for me, and Zalman mice. Much better than Logitech or Razer.

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