Pros Lighted Keys (can be off, low or bright). Downloadable presets for games or manually programmed for personal keystrokes.
Cons Ok.. How do I turn off these macro keys? Accidentally pressing one launches a barrage of keystroke series which I don't really need sometimes.
Summary Pretty good keyboard. Feels great typing. 18 keys are plenty for me. But if you need more. Maybe you should think about a Strategic Commander or some other USB programmed left hand controllers.
Pros I like the look and the new design
Cons What were they thinking in reducing the number of "G" keys!
Summary I will hang on to my original G15 and when it goes bad I hope Logitech has added more "G" keys.Yes you still have 18 keys BUT for quick playing you only have six. Six keys is just not enough and the vertical stacking of the six keys is not ideal Blah!!!
I would recommend you find old stock of the original design. This revision 2 is a big step backwards...
Pros Same as the old G15
Cons 8 Macro keys instead of 18
Summary This is supposed to be an upgrade from the last G15 keyboard but ends up being a HUGE downgrade because of the lopping off of 10 macro keys. This is supposed to be a gaming keyboard and while I like the LCD screen I'm taking this baby straight back to the store and get a G11. I can live without the lcd screen, I cannot live with 10 less macro keys. What was Logitech thinking?Duneti, you obviously don't understand what I'm talking about.
Updated on May 4, 2012
ALL of Logitech's keyboards have three setting at the top. 18 X 3 = 54 possible macro keys.
8 X 3 = 24 total macro keys. As I said in my review, this keyboard has far less (30, to be exact) programmable macros by only having EIGHT macro keys TIMES 3 than my current keyboard, a Logitech G510 which has EIGHTEEN keys times the 3 presets.
Math is really important in understanding these things.
Pros To start off, the keys feel great and are half mechanical, half soft. The macro keys are easy to change profile and the program is easy to use. The back-lights look AMAZING how the logo lights up, and you can download different applets for the screen
Cons The wrist-wrest felt like it was going to snap when you took it off. Also the low dimness level wasn't much different than the full brightness level. The screen didn't support enough games either.
Summary Great for the money (i got it for $110 [AU] at Mwave.com.au as it was a clearance) Still working after a month and is completely fine. Feels great for typing, games or anything really. Don't know what you could really use the macros for as most games just use 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for the items or spells it was awkward going to the left to press them. It is a great keyboard and found the screen quite handy, but didn't support enough games for me. Also i would've preferred to get it $50 cheaper without the screen as it is pixelated and doesn't do much.
Pros Great macro features, good feel, illuminated keyboard
Cons The keyboard takes several system processes to power the on screen features each screen takes a separate resource and then the keyboard itself does.
Summary Great keyboard for the hardcore gamer but not for the occasional weekend gamer