Logitech MX500/MX700 put to the test: The future of Logitech begins today

Logitech MX500/MX700 put to the test: The future of Logitech begins today

Technical data, test system

Before we take a closer look at the individual mice, throw Let's take a look at the technical data first.

MX500 MX700 Connection type USB, PS/2 USB, PS/2 scanning camera camera light color red red resolution ng 800dpi 800dpi sampling rate 4.7 megapixel/s 4.7 megapixel/s speed 1m/s 1m/s data transmission cable radio weight (ready for use) * 126 grams 174 grams wheel yes yes buttons 8 8 max.power consumption 0.5W (5V, 100mA) 7.2W (6V, 1.2A) **

* measured with a digital household scales; no factory specification !!

** only the charging cradle/receiver unit

Of the pure performance data so both mice are absolutely identical. Its only, but decisive, difference is that the MX500 is conventionally 'chained' to the PC with a cable, whereas with the MX700 you can enjoy unlimited freedom without annoying cables. At least as long as the batteries play along. Due to the two batteries, the MX700 is almost 50 grams heavier than its wired sister and the maximumThe use of radio technology means that power consumption is a good 15 times higher than that of the MX500. Even if it is nominally only about 7 watts, one should consider that the charging and receiving station consumes power even when the PC is switched off, which is not the case with the MX500.

We tested the mice on the following System:

  • AthlonXP 2000+
  • MSI KT266 Pro2/RU (Bios 3.60)
  • 512 MB PC266 Nanya CL2
  • Windows 2000, ServicePack3
  • VIA 4in1 driver: Version 4.43
  • Logitech driver: Version 9.7
MX 500 - Technical data
MX 700 carton from behind
MX 700 - Technical data
Technical data of the charging cradle
MX 500 opt. Sensor

The manual

It is very positive to mention that Logitech took the trouble to provide the manual in 16 different languages to print. It is no bigger than a CD booklet. But what looks very customer-friendly at first glance turns out to be a major defect less than 10 seconds later.

The manual deals with a different aspect of the mouse on each page. Now, unfortunately, it has been preferred to print the text in all 16 languages ​​on every page. Firstly, there is only one sentence per page for each language and secondly, reading the manual makes reading the manual an odyssey. 16 languages ​​are nicely thought out, one clearly designedThe manual is something else. Quickly looking up something is not possible here.

On the next page: The drivers and co