We could say the G203 Prodigy Mouse from Logitech is the Low-Cost version of the G Pro. Why? Quite simply because, despite a very similar design, the Logitech G203 Prodigy is sold for half the price of the G Pro. And, if we lose functionality on the G 203, it has nothing to envy, in terms of performance, to the G Pro!
Presentation and Design of Logitech G203 Prodigy
Above all, the packaging. As usual, we have a blue box specific to Logitech. On the front, we could not be soberer! A simple photo of the mouse with its name (not even complete since Prodigy does not appear there!) And just the mention 8000 DPI.
At the back, we find a little more information on the characteristics of the field-mouse: the number of DPI again, with the usable range (200 to 8000 DPI) since these will be configurable via the Logitech Assistant software, just like the RGB lighting and its 16.8 million colors, as well as the lifespan of the left and right clicks, of the Omron, which are given for 10 million clicks (against 20 million for the G pro) and the 6 programmable buttons.
And in the box, you will just be entitled to the mouse wrapped in a small plastic bag as well as the warranty and safety instructions paper. No instructions for use. But it must be said that it is installed in plug-and-play without worry.
As I said, design question, we find the same things as on the G Pro: the shape of the hull, the plastic used, and the flawless finish, everything is there on this 203 Prodigy; only the braided cable of the G Pro gives way to a sheathed cable, but it seems just as beefy.
Moreover, they are so similar that we find the same faults: just like its big sister, this mouse is said to be ambidextrous, except that it is not really since the buttons are only on the left side of the mouse. . Clearly, if left-handers could sulk the G Pro because of this defect, they will sulk the Logitech G203 Prodigy just as much for the same reason!
Ergonomics of Logitech G203 Prodigy
Level grip, we can also note some small flaws. In particular by its small size (116.6 x 62.2 x 38.2 mm) which means that this mouse will not necessarily be suitable for larger hands, especially if you are a fan of Palm Grip. For my part, given my paws, only the Fingertip was possible.
But that is not very disturbing in itself, especially since its featherweight of 85 g (therefore 2 g more than the G Pro) makes it a responsive mouse. But if it is reactive, the rapid movements can be delicate under certain conditions because of the plastic coating which is particularly slippery on the slices. Fortunately, the good tilt of those same slices compensates a bit and allows for good handling in most situations.
Basically, this mouse does not necessarily favor comfort but rather nervousness and responsiveness.
Use and Features of Logitech G203 Prodigy
The two main clicks left and right, which are equipped with Omron switches, provide a very responsive click with good bounce. It must be said that they take advantage of the tension system that Logitech has been using for a while on its gaming mice and which has proven itself. As I said above, the only difference is that these clicks are given for 10 million activations against 20 for the G pro.
Regarding the 2 buttons on the left edge, they also offer a very convincing click because they are quite firm, but they fail by their small size, which tends to make them less accessible since I happened to have to look for them during the game. And in the heat of the moment, it is not always great, even downright annoying!
But again, maybe this is due to the size of my hand which this mouse really doesn’t seem suited to. The wheel, which is clickable, is also of good quality; the notches are marked just enough and the soft-touch coating on it is very pleasant. However, it does not offer horizontal scrolling. And behind the dial is the on-the-fly DPI change button.
As it is a mouse for gamers, necessarily RGB is required! The logo is therefore illuminated as well as a border going all the way around the mouse. But here the RGB lighting has no other function than aesthetics, it is not there to give information like on more high-end mice. Clearly, it will be there just to make it beautiful on your desk when you are not playing since using your hand will practically cover all the lit areas. RGB lighting can obviously be deactivated if you wish.
In terms of performance, it operates at a frequency of 1000 Hz, but the big difference with the G Pro is in its sensor. Because here the PMW3366 gives way to a house sensor with the code name “Mercury”, Which remains a very correct optical sensor.
So certainly it has lower performance than that of the G Pro but which remains largely sufficient for a mouse positioned in this price range. In addition, it is able to take up to 25G, which offers an operating speed of more than 5m / s, and I think that few players will be able to exceed this speed!
As you will have understood, this sensor works very well and ultimately only has performance very slightly lower than the PMW3366. In addition, this sensor poses no problem whatever the surface used (apart from the glass of course); in any case on a fabric mouse pad or on a wooden surface, it works perfectly.
As you know, I’m not a fan of big DPI, because it doesn’t help much, so here the 8000 DPI will be more than enough, even on multiscreen in FHD.
Moreover, these DPIs can be modified via the Logitech Assistant software, which allows you to preselect 5 different levels of sensitivity and thus find them via the DPI change button on the mouse.
Note, moreover, that these levels are configurable in steps of 50 DPI, allowing you to really adapt them to your use. And if you leave the software running in the background, when you click on the change DPI button, a small window will open in the lower right corner of your screen to tell you what sensitivity you just selected. This is not bad since no indication is given by the mouse itself on this subject.
Finally, thanks to the Logitech assistant software, which is common to many Logitech products, you will be able to create and manage several profiles by changing the key allocation, obviously, the type of RGB lighting desired but also optimize the accuracy of the sensor according to the surface used. But I want to go into a little more detail about this software. Because if it is easy to use, it reveals some small bugs and a few feature gaps that could easily be corrected by Logitech. Especially since the application is quite intuitive and therefore easy to use
Indeed, to begin with, you do not have the possibility to enlarge the size of the window, so when, like me, you are on a 4K screen, 27 inches it is very small and you need lynx eyes to be able to read certain things!
Then, if you can configure up to 6 different profiles, it is a pity that, for example, Battlefield V, does not appear in the games detected by the Logitech assistant. But rest assured, it offers a list of 642 applications and games (since it also detects Excel or Word), you should therefore find your happiness there, especially since classics of the moment like PUBG or Fortnite are present.
All the more so, and here it is a good thing, that by refreshing the list it will automatically detect the software present on your PC (and in its list) and thus create profiles for you that you can then modify, as you can see in the photo below.
And the profile change is done automatically thanks to the mode: Automatic game detection, so your profiles are loaded as soon as you change applications.
This nervous and well-finished Logitech G203 Prodigy mouse, which positions itself as a Low-Cost version of the G Pro, is doing very well. And this, despite a different sensor but which has nothing to envy to its big sister. Especially at a price sometimes more than twice lower than that of the G Pro thanks to Amazon promotions. So if you are a fan of FPS or Moba and you like little mice, I couldn’t recommend it enough!
And do not hesitate to consult our guide to buying gaming mice to find the one that suits you best!
The Logitech G203 Prodigy is the light version of the G Pro, in order to make it more affordable in terms of price. However, its performance is far from being behind and its features are quite honorable. She will be able to delight right-handed FPS fans with her nervousness.
Strong Points of Logitech G203 Prodigy
- Compact and sinewy
- Integrated memory for 6 profiles
- Quality materials and finishes
- Very good optical sensor
Weak Points of Logitech G203 Prodigy
- Too small for bigger hands
- Clearly a right-handed design
- Side buttons a little too close