The Logitech G Pro TKL gaming keyboard is still very much a part of Logitech’s current portfolio. It was released to the public for the first time in 2019 and immediately skyrocketed in popularity due to its more compact size and design that is centered on eSports. However, there are many new competitors on the market at the moment.
Although it is a little bit more than a year old, the G Pro can still be purchased for $129.99 or £109.99. (though sales do help in this regard). This places it on par with other choices, such as the K70 TKL series that was released by Corsair only a couple of years ago. However, when compared to these younger boards, the G Pro performs remarkably well.
This is due to the fact that it provides a comfortable typing experience, has low latencies, and is designed with tournament play in mind. In spite of the fact that there aren’t many extra features or bells and whistles, the essential nature of the experience is nevertheless made clear.
Logitech G Pro keyboard review: Design
We really like the way this Logitech design is bulky but still well-balanced. This keyboard is a little bit thicker and sits higher off the desk than the ones I’m used to. That means the lack of a wrist rest is noticed pretty quickly, but I never felt uncomfortable typing or playing games for long periods of time. The plastic chassis has the same chunky look, with a black slate in the middle, black ABS keycaps, and a bright Logitech G logo in the top left corner.
Unfortunately, the legends only light up when your backlighting is on, but you’ll want to keep this RGB running. This is some of the cleanest RGB I’ve seen in a gaming keyboard. There is almost no light bleed around the keycaps, and the LEDs underneath are very bright. Even on the sunniest summer days, I could still enjoy my light show with the Logitech G Pro. You can buy this keyboard from its official website.
Logitech G Pro keyboard review: Keys
Touch typists, retail workers, and data entry experts may find the extra set of numbers useful, but gamers are starting to realize that the far-right number keys don’t do much to improve gameplay, especially in the growing e-sports market.
The Logitech G Pro keyboard costs $130, but it is a strong, colorful keyboard with no tenkeys that is perfect for tournaments. Everyday gamers can get a cheaper keyboard that feels just as good and does just as much, but when space is limited, like at a convention or at home, the G Pro really nails the small keyboard design.
Logitech G Pro keyboard review: RGB lighting
The price of the keyboard makes things even worse. It costs $40 more than the HyperX Alloy Origins Core, which is basically the same keyboard but has a stronger aluminum base and a USB-C cable that can be removed. It costs $129.99. With a modern look, a free wrist rest, and a nice volume knob built in, the Roccat Pyro also looks good for its $99 price.
The base is a mix of shiny plastic and hidden metal that feels quite heavy and sturdy. But the glossy edge and large logo on the top left of the keyboard were already out of style in 2017. Even though the RGB lighting is good and bright, it also makes the big G logo stand out more than it would otherwise.
Logitech G Pro keyboard review: Performance
This is the biggest problem; you can hear it all over the keyboard. It’s a nice, well-built thing that works well for typing and gaming, but it’s expensive and uses mechanical switches when optical switches, cheap OEM models, and fun trends like smaller layouts are the new norm in the gaming world.
Large companies can’t just make a good TKL keyboard, charge a lot for it, and call it a day. It has to impress users with a good price, new features, or a mix of the two. The clicky switches on the GX Blue work well.
They have a nice feel when they click, and even though there is a little bit of rattle, they are comfortable to use for typing or gaming as long as the clicking sounds don’t bother you. Unfortunately, the key caps are made of coated ABS plastic instead of the more durable PBT.
This is a disappointment at this price, since Razer sells several models in the same price range that have PBT key caps. Also, Logitech doesn’t seem to know about optical switches, so compared to other models, you’re not getting the “fastest” gaming performance.
People who aren’t the fastest gamers might not notice the small differences in speed between different switch types, but it’s strange that Logitech’s high-end boards all still use the old-fashioned Kailh mechanical switches.
Logitech G Pro keyboard review: Conclusion
The Logitech G PRO Mechanical Gaming keyboard is a great gaming keyboard with RGB lighting. It has Logitech’s GX Blue Clicky switches, which are great to touch and hear. There is a small bump right before the point of activation that requires a bit more force than most tactile switches we’ve tried.
This keyboard is well-made and easy to use overall, but if you don’t like how the blue switches click, you can get a newer Logitech G PRO X Keyboard with your choice of tactile, linear, or clicky switches, so you can get the ones you like best.