Logitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse Review
I say the G703 is a reworking of the wireless Prodigy G403. I repeat that fact because it will confuse fans of the old G700, was one of the best wireless mice on the market a long time ago. I think many fans held out hope for the true successor of the G700 at some point. During the current generation of Logitech hardware, which means more MMO-style mice with many buttons on it.
And maybe it will still happen someday, but not today. In contrast, G703 is a straightforward mouse. Your standard left & right clicks, middle click, and two large thumb buttons. Plus, one button behind the mouse wheel to switches between your dpi presets.
Combine that with the usual right-hand spoon shape, and the G703 is about what Logitech’s most ornate and straightforward gaming mouse sells. Logitech takes “Classic Gaming Mouse” – you know, your DeathAdder / Pulsefire / Castor / Siege mouse. Every company has one, and for a good reason: It’s about the average that averages get. Simple, non-attacking, friendly, and comfortable.
This G403 rework may have given birth to a new model number, but from what I understand, the changes are mostly academic. It is still the same mouse, but there seems to be confusion regarding having both wired and wireless G403 models. Logitech makes wireless one G703 and voila, here we are.
The G703 does take one important new feature. For Powerplay to be compatible, the G703 needs a slot at the bottom to enter “Powercore.” We will talk more about that feature later, but suffice it to say that the slot is there, whether you buy Powerplay or not. If not, you can remove the plastic circle at the bottom of the mouse and replace it with an identical disk that contains 10 grams of embedded weight.
That feature seems to be more useful on the upscale G903, which slides easily over a mouse pad. I thought the G703 was a heavier mouse at first, because of how much it dragged while moving – but no, it’s 3 grams lighter than the G903 (107 versus 110).
Now, the good part
Don’t delete the G703 just yet. There are strong points.
These strong points include sensors. The G703 might be a cheap option, but it still has the same PWM3366 sensor that Logitech uses in the G502, G903, and other high-end mice. Loved by many because of it’s precision and consistency, the presence of PWM3366 automatically puts the G703 in a good company.
It also uses Logitech’s “Lightspeed” wireless technology. Time is, a wireless mouse is verboten among game-susceptible to interference, disturbed by bad sensors. People want wired mice because they are reliable. There is also a benefit to cable: speed. Surely nothing is faster than an electrical signal through a cable connection.
Well, conventional wisdom is wrong about that. Logitech proves that its Lightspeed wireless technology is faster (in milliseconds) than some cable competitors. Actual numbers don’t matter – again. We’re talking milliseconds. What’s essential is that Logitech wireless devices are now as fast as a respected mouse cable. Apart from a quarter of a second, when I shake the mouse to wake it up, using the G703 cannot be distinguished by using a mouse cable. I didn’t even have a problem with interference, and it was in my apartment that was filled with signals and filled with technology.
With Powerplay limited to only two mice at the moment, the G703 is a pretty easy recommendation. If you prefer the right-hand mouse, or if you don’t want to spend $ 150 on the G903 … well, this is your only choice. And that is a pretty good option, thanks in large part to the PWM3366 sensor. It brings a touch of high-end performance to what is otherwise an ordinary and straightforward mouse.
If you don’t buy Powerplay, then the main attraction is the price. For $ 100, the G703 comes at a lower price than almost all primary wireless mice – the list is at most around $ 130, and while I think many mice are better than the G703, $ 30 is still $ 30.
- Doesn’t glide as smoothly as some of its counterparts
- Spongy mouse wheel
- A very average, no-frills mouse
- Comfortable (if generic) right-handed shape
- Excellent wireless performance and high-end PWM3366 sensor
Conclusion > Logitech’s G703 features high-end performance and Powerplay compatibility in an inexpensive package, but some compromises were made to make it happen.
Logitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse Specification
- USB data format: 16 bits/axis
- USB report rate: 1000 Hz (1ms)
- Wireless report rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
- Wireless technology: LIGHTSPEED Wireless
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM
- Main buttons: 50 million clicks
- PTFE Feet: 250 kilometers
- Battery Life
- Default lighting: 24 hours
- No lighting: 32 hours
- Other Features
- POWERPLAY compatible
- Onboard memory: 3 profiles
- LIGHTSYNC RGB: 2 zones
- Mechanical Button Tensioning System
- Windows® 7 or later
- macOS® 10.11 or later
- Chrome OSTM
- USB port
- Internet access for Logitech G HUB (optional)
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Logitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse Software & Drivers
Logitech G HUB
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