Mechanical keyboard with TKL size has become a favorite for now. The TKL keyboard has an ideal size and is quite compact. Even though it doesn’t have a Numpad, a TKL-sized keyboard is still able to meet your needs.
With many manufacturers making TKL mechanical keyboards with various attractive features flooding the market today, the competition is very tight between the big brands in the world. For example, between Steelseries and Logitech, which is a well-known mechanical keyboard manufacturer.
In this article, we will compare two flagship products from SteelSeries and Logitech namely SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL vs Logitech G Pro. This comparison aims to help you choose which keyboard is more suitable for you. Let’s go straight to the next discussion.
Dimensions And Build Quality
Steelseries Apex & and Logitech G Pro both carry the TKL-sized keyboard layout which is the current trend. The size of the two keyboards is almost the same.
Steelseries Apex 7 TKL Dimensions And Build Quality
The Steelseries Apex 7 body is made of aluminum alloy which is known for its excellent durability. This keyboard feels very sturdy and solid. Steelseries embed Double Shout Keycaps made of ABS plastic, indeed ABS plastic is not as good as PBT, but from my perspective, Steelseries deliberately does this to show their RGB aura, that’s the reason they use keycaps made of ABS. The steelseries keycap is supported by a special stabilizer from Steelseries, so this keyboard has very minimal keycaps with vibration when typed.
Logitech G Pro TKL Dimensions And Build Quality
The Logitech G Pro TKL also has incredible build quality, this keyboard feels solid even though the keyboard body is made of plastic, but I believe it is very good quality plastic.
For keycaps, the Logitech G Pro TKL uses ABS keycaps with 90 keys. Logitech is equipped with a unique multimedia key feature on the top end of the keyboard that is rarely found in other TKL keyboards on the market. Overall, the build quality of this keyboard is very good and sturdy, it doesn’t feel like a cheap keyboard.
For a comparison of the ergonomics of the Steelseries Apex TKL and Logitech G Pro, the Steelseries Apex is superior because in the packaging of this keyboard purchase, buyers get a magnetic wrist rest that will help feel comfortable and improve ergonomics when using the Steelseries Apex TKL. The wrist rest obtained is of very good quality, soft, and soft.
The Logitech G Pro comes without a wrist rest or other ergonomic support, but this keyboard is quite ergonomic because it has a fairly low profile, so it’s good enough for prolonged use.
The Steelseries Apex TKL and Logitech G Pro are both equipped with a charming RGB backlight. Steelseries APPex TKL’s RGB Baclight can be set via Steelseries Engine Software. You can customize all the buttons to your liking. The RGB of Apex TKL is bright enough when used in low-light rooms.
In my opinion, the LIGHTSYNC RGB display on Logitech G Pro looks more luxurious with low profile colors, not too bright and not too dim. RGB light comes out through the gaps between the keycaps which makes it look elegant. but there are certain spots that are not evenly illuminated, but I think that’s a minor drawback. RGB on the Logitech G Pro Keyboard can also be set via Logitech Gaming software.
Overall, both carry their own characteristics. It all comes back to your taste.
SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Features
Steelseries Apex TKL has very interesting features. Dedicate multimedia keys, programmable macro keys that can be programmed via seteelseries engine software.
The best main feature on the Steelseries Apex 7 TKL is that it features a small OLED screen on the top right. OLED allows you to change the keyboard mode, through the steelseries engine software you create a keyboard for your profile, for example the first profile for gaming, and the second profile for programming. When you want to change modes, all you have to do is turn the scroller that is right to the right of the OLED screen.
Logitech G Pro TKL Features
There are not many interesting features embedded in the Logitech G Pro TKL keyboard, this keyboard only has 2 multimedia keys.
Keycaps And Switch
SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Keycaps And Switch
The keys on the steelseries apex 7 tkl are made of ABS plastic which is quite good, the keycaps feel a bit soft and quite thick. For Switch, steelseries uses their own switches, For Steelseries Apex 7 TKL there are 6 switch options, namely:
- Whisper Quiet – Tacticle & Silent
- Hybrid Blue – Tacticle & Clicky
- Blue – Tacticle & Clicky
- Brown – Tacticle & Quiet
- Red – Linear & Quiet
Of the six switches, we recommend the Hybrid Blue and Red. But all back to your needs. The feeling of pressing the keys on the Steelseries Apex 7 TKL keyboard is very responsive and fast, maybe depending on the type of switch used. This time I happened to try Brown which is a responsive tacticle switch.
Logitech G Pro TKL Keycaps And Switch
Logitech G Pro is embedded with a Switch from logitech, namely the GX Blue which is famous for being very clicky. This clicky switch is paired with keycaps made of ABS plastic made by Logitech which feel quite thick and solid. The feeling of pressing the keys on this keyboard has to be a little harder, because it is a little less responsive. The feedback generated when typing is indeed less responsive, but in my opinion it is quite satisfying because the sound produced is quite crisp.
These keys have a rather average pre-travel distance for a gaming keyboard, but still feel responsive and offer very audible click feedback. Note that this keyboard is also available in Romer-G tactile switches, which are quieter, but still offer tactile feedback.
SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL Software
Steelseries Engine is one of the best hardware controller software available today. The function of this software is to control and adjust the RGB Backlight on the keyboard, adjust the macro buttons according to the user’s wishes. You can also save the settings that have been setup on the Steelseries cloud server, so when you change computers, this keyboard profile is still as accessible as on your old PC.
Logitech G Pro TKL Software
Not much different from the steelseries, because Logitech G Hub software is one of the best controller software too. RGB settings can of course be done through this software. All settings can be stored in the on-board memory on the Logitech G Pro keyboard. You can also store your settings online on the Logitech Cloud. Great isn’t it?
The steelseries apex 7 tkl is more expensive than the Logitech G Pro TKL, the steelseries apex 7 tkl is priced at $99 and the Logitech G Pro TKL is priced at $68. If you want more complete features, it’s worth it to buy Steelseries Apex 7 TKL. but if you don’t need an OLED screen, the Logitech G Pro TKL is a very reasonable option, especially since it’s cheaper.
The two TKL-sized mechanical keyboards, the Steelseries Apex 7 and the Logitech G Pro, are the same keyboard with good build quality. The keycaps and switches they have are equally good and quality, RGB backlight and optimization through their software are also the same.
However, the Steelseries Apex 7 is superior in terms of its OLED screen features. But this makes it quite expensive compared to the Logitech G Pro TKL. The Logitech G Pro TKL is the second option if you want to save your budget with a note, you don’t need fancy features like the Steelseries Apex 7 TKL.