Logitech MX310 -vs- MS Intelli Optical

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Blade195, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. Blade195

    Blade195 OSNN Addict

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    What would be a better choice for an upgrade? I have an unfunctional no brand optical mouse right now, and I really need to upgrade. My budget only allows either one of the mouse mentioned above. The price difference is negligible, so don't take the cost into consideration.

    So, overall, which is the better one?

    Note: I don't care which came out earlier, which is newer or has more *useless* buttons (although, useful button always welcome), or looks nicer. All I care about is the performance, the ergonomics, etc.. Plus, I surf the web, program, play games, watch movies, listen to songs... basically do alot of things on my computer so... I need an overall good mouse... :) thanx
     
  2. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Some peeps experience might very, and I might have just had some bad luck with it. However, in my experience, I got a MS Intellimouse Optical and it started exhibiting problems (I think the left mouse button went) in 9 months. So I bought an Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 and about a year latter it went. So I called up Microsoft, they did send a replacement mouse, but the replacement went in about 6 months :(

    After 3 in a row went bad in such a short period of time, I bought a Logitech MX 500 in my case. That was a couple years ago. From my experience, I'd recommend the Logitech (only because in my case, it lasted). Others might tell you otherwise though...
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    If you ask me, you can't go wrong with Logitech. Even their cheap-as-dirt budget optical mice are great. :)

    But that's just my opinion.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    My "cheap-as-dirt" Logitech optical is going strong on 3+years.
     
  5. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I have had both microsoft and logitech (currently using a 18 month old microsoft optical mouse) and haven't had any problems with either.
     
  6. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have the wireless MS optical and gotta say its been fine for about a yr. the only bad thing is it sucks AA's like theres no tomorrow.
     
  7. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well I had my M$ Intellimouse for about a year till both the side (for forward and back in webpages) died, it's battery consumption doubled, and it started to act erraticly. So being a bit of a gamer I went with the Logitech MX 510. (It is the wired version, which I kinda wish I had gotten the wireless as it is hard getting used to cord again). But I absolutly love this new mouse. 10000x better than my micro****ty mouse.
     
  8. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    I had a MS Optic mouse (don't remember what model), and the scroll wheel eventually died. After that, got a Logitech MX500, absolutely love it. I'd probably suggest not getting any MS hardware. they don't seem to do too great with the hardware side of computing. even their 802.11g stuff is crap. G4TV even said to stay away from their routers and stuff. so ya, i'd say the Logitech.
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    IIRC, MS stopped production of networking products...
     
  10. Blade195

    Blade195 OSNN Addict

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    Thanx for your inputs and opinions. Alot of you mentioned the MX500/510, though, I don't have the budget for that. Now I feel like dishing out a bit more cash on those... :p

    As for the MS Intelli optical, the A/S seems to be 5 years or something. That's pretty long, I'd say. Still, if the mouse breaks down that often, it doesn't matter how good of an A/S they have, it just gets downright annoying (even frustrating).

    So, I guess a logitech will do. If there's anyone who has specifically used the MX310, please post your opinion. Thanx.