Overall and Final Verdict

The G19s is in a weird spot right now when you consider its price paired up with the fact that it isn’t a mechanical keyboard. At this price point you will normally find higher end mechanical keyboards do to their increased construction costs (those cherry switches aren’t cheap). Logitech does still offer a lot with the G19s to help justify the price. You are getting the only keyboard with a full color screen built in as well as the full color spectrum backlighting and their top notch software. The only other downsides to the keyboard (beyond not having a mechanical switch option) is the keyboards width can be an issue when you have limited space, like at a LAN party. I also feel that the backlighting is a little dimmer than I would prefer. Part of that is because in comparison to a mechanical keyboard like the G710+ the mechanical keyboards have an LED for each key so they are brighter. But also looking back to our old G15 with the orange backlighting it was also brighter. This is the tradeoff for the additional color options though.

At the end of the day it really comes down to the keyswitch for me. If you currently have a non-mechanical keyboard and are happy with it you will love the G19s and the features it offers. But most people that have moved on to mechanical keyboards are going to have a hard time adjusting back, especially when the G19s costs more than their G710+. Hopefully in the future Logitech will offer a mechanical keyboard with a game screen built in, or an option to get the same screen on my desktop without the keyboard at all.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34586 04 Apr 2014 17:28
Happy Friday everyone. Today I take a look at Logitech's flagship keyboard with its color LCD screen.

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