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Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jan 28, 2020 at 08:38 am
Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Picture
7.5
Mixed usage
8.7
Gaming
2.5
Mobile/Tablet
7.1
Office
7.7
Programming
Connectivity Wired
Size
TenKeyLess (80%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is an excellent RGB-lit gaming keyboard. It has proprietary Logitech GX Blue Clicky switches, which offer great tactile and audible feedback. There's a small bump before the actuation force, which requires a bit more force than most tactile switches that we've tested so far. This keyboard is very well-built and has a great overall typing experience, but if you can't stand the clickiness of blue switches, you might want to look at another keyboard or get the tactile, but quieter Romer-G switches variant.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed usage

The Logitech G Pro is a pretty good overall keyboard and can be versatile enough for mixed usage. While it's designed as a gaming keyboard with a low pre-travel distance, not everybody likes the clickiness of blue switches. This keyboard is rather loud and might not be the best option in an open-office area if you choose the blue switches we tested. However, if you don't mind the audible feedback, it can also be a good option for programming in a closed office or at home.

Pros
  • Very well-built design.
  • Great typing experience.
  • Amazing backlighting; customizable.
Cons
  • Blue switches aren't ideal to use in an open-office.
  • No wrist rest like some other Logitech keyboards.
8.7 Gaming

The Logitech G Pro is an excellent gaming keyboard. It has proprietary blue switches, which are very clicky and feel a bit heavier than some others due to the bump before the actuation point. Nevertheless, the keyboard feels responsive and has a low pre-travel distance. It's also full-RGB and is very well-built.

2.5 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech G Pro isn't designed to work with mobile devices.

7.1 Office

The Logitech G Pro keyboard is decent for an office. While it has two ergonomic incline settings, it doesn't have a wrist rest for long and comfortable typing sessions, but it's fairly loud if you go with the variant with blue clicky switches.

7.7 Programming

The Logitech G Pro is a good programming keyboard. It feels nice to type on, but you must like the clicky sound of blue switches, as it's fairly loud. The board is very well-built and offers a full RGB backlight. However, it's not the most ergonomic design, but it has two incline settings for you to choose from to make your typing more comfortable.

  • 7.5 Mixed usage
  • 8.7 Gaming
  • 2.5 Mobile/Tablet
  • 7.1 Office
  • 7.7 Programming

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
1.4" (3.5 cm)
Width 14.2" (36.0 cm)
Depth 6.0" (15.3 cm)
Weight 2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)

The Logitech G Pro keyboard has a TKL design; it isn't as large as a full-size keyboard as it doesn't have a NumPad.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G Pro's build quality is great. The board feels very sturdy thanks to its solid plastic frame. While the keycaps are ABS, they feel decent and not as cheap as other keyboards we've tested so far. Unfortunately, the legends on the keycaps are only legible when the backlighting is on.

6.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
2
Wrist Rest No

Ergonomics are okay. It has two different incline settings, which are around 4 and 8 degrees according to the markings on the feet. However, this keyboard doesn't have a wrist rest like the Logitech G613.

10
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color RGB
Brightness Settings
Yes
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes

The Logitech G Pro keyboard's backlighting is excellent. All keys are individually RGB back-lit and the lighting is very visible, even in bright daylight. There isn't much light bleeding on the side of the keycaps, and pretty much only the legends are lit up. However, you can see the outline of some of the switches' stems through the legends, which makes the lighting a bit inconsistent on some keys. The most noticeable example is on the 'W' key, but you can't see it on the picture. Take a look at the bottom of the 'E' key and imagine that line in the middle of the 'W' key.

Design
Cable
Detachable
Yes (Wired Only Keyboard)
Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Connector (Keyboard side) Micro USB

The Logitech G Pro's cable can be detached, but this keyboard is wired-only. It also has a proprietary design, but if it gets damaged, you should be able to replace it with any type of micro-USB cable.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Proprietary Receiver
No
Multi-Device Pairing
No
Battery Type
No Batteries

The Logitech G Pro is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Hot Keys
Macro Programmable Keys
Dedicated only
Extra Controls
No
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad No
Windows Key Lock
Yes

The hotkeys for the media keys are on the F9-F12 keys. You have programmable keys from F1 to F12, and you can even set a G-Shift command to add a second layer to those. You can either set the G-shift command on the keyboard or on a compatible Logitech mouse, which is nice. The Logitech G Pro mechanical keyboard also has an on/off button for the backlight and you can also enable a Game Mode, which prevents you from minimizing your game by accidentally pressing on the Windows keys.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G Pro keyboard
  • Cable
  • Logitech G sticker
  • Manuals

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
GX Blue Clicky
Feel
Clicky
Actuation Force
47.5 gf
Pre-Travel
2.04 mm
Total Travel
3.70 mm

The Logitech G Pro features proprietary GX Blue Clicky switches. The switches are made by Kaihua, and are labeled Kailh, but were made specifically with Logitech. These switches are tactile and are a bit heavy. They also have a noticeable bump before the actuation that requires even more force. The keys have a rather average pre-travel distance for gaming keyboards, but they still feel responsive and offer a very audible clicky feedback. Note that this keyboard is also available in Romer-G tactile switches as well, which are quieter, but still offer tactile feedback.

If you prefer linear switches with no tactile bump, check out the HyperX Alloy FPS Pro, which uses standard Cherry MX Red switches.

8.0
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

Typing quality is great. Although the board has ABS keycaps, they don't feel too cheap. They're also very stable thanks to the Cherry MX stabilizers. However, the 'Enter' key is quite unstable and rattles a bit. On the upside, the keystrokes feel responsive and the audible click on each keypress provides amazing feedback so you know when a key actuated.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Loud

Due to its blue clicky switches, the Logitech G Pro mechanical gaming keyboard is rather loud and won't be ideal for an office environment. The audible click of each keypress can get rather annoying for some and you might disturb surrounding coworkers. If the clicky noise isn't for you, check out the variant with the Romer-G tactile switches instead.

Software and Operating System
8.4
Software and Operating System
Software
Software Logitech G HUB
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
Yes
Backlight Programming
Yes
Macro Programming
Yes
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
Yes

The Logitech G HUB offers a lot of customization options for this keyboard. You can easily change your keybindings or RGB lighting. You can store the RGB settings on the onboard memory, but that's about it. For the cloud sync, which requires an account, you need to upload profiles first before being able to download and apply them to the keyboard if you're using a new computer.

7.2
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android No
iOS No
iPadOS No

The Logitech G Pro has decent compatibility. While it's fully compatible on Windows, the scroll lock and pause keys don't work on macOS. On the other hand, all keys work on Linux, but the software is unavailable, so you won't be able to customize it to your preference.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

This keyboard is available with Romer-G tactile switches, but we reviewed the variant with the GX Blue Clicky switches. The typing experience will be quieter with the Romer-G switches, although we didn't test this variant.

Compared to other keyboards

The Logitech G Pro keyboard is an excellent TKL gaming keyboard, but if blue switches aren't for you, then you might have to look elsewhere. It provides very clicky audible feedback and there's a noticeable bump before actuation force that requires a bit more force. However, the ABS keycaps don't feel too cheap. The cable is also detachable, so you can easily get a new one to customize it to match your setup. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best mechanical keyboards, and the best RGB keyboards.

Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

For gaming, the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is a better keyboard than the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Razer has linear optical switches that have a very low pre-travel distance and actuate very quickly. However, it might be a bit too sensitive for some people and the GX Blue Clicky will be a better option for them. The Razer also feels a bit better-built, but not by much. The keycaps feel a bit more durable, but that's about it.

SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL

The SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL is a much better keyboard than the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Apex 7 TKL has dedicated macro programmable keys and it's fully compatible on both Windows and macOS. Although the pre-travel distance is slightly shorter on the Logitech, they require less force on the SteelSeries. However, the Logitech G HUB software allows you to save more customization profiles for keybindings or RGB lighting.

SteelSeries Apex Pro

The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a much better keyboard than the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Apex Pro has a customizable pre-travel distance that ensures you have the quickest actuation while gaming. The programmable software offers a ton of personalization options on both macOS and Windows. The Apex uses linear switches, but if you prefer switches with tactile feedback, the Logitech uses mechanical switches, plus it's a smaller keyboard if you need the space.

Corsair K95 PLATINUM

The Corsair K95 PLATINUM is a much more versatile gaming keyboard than the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It comes in different switches, including Speed ones, which are very quick to actuate. It also has dedicated macro keys and an included comfortable wrist rest. On the other hand, if you don't like RGB bleeding across the board, the Logitech G Pro might be a better option.

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