Logitech G19S vs G19

What on earth is actually the difference between Logitech G19 and Logitech G19S? That is apparently the question that has been bugging your mind for some time now. Both Logitech G19 and Logitech G19S are cool gaming keyboards. See the integrated displays on those keyboards? You can access various in-game information and perform a variety of tasks using the integrated display, without having to disrupt your game. However, despite the seemingly similar features, Logitech G19S is more expensive than Logitech G19. So, which is the model that you better choose?

If you put the two models side by side, you can see that they are about the same size. The overall shapes and curves are still identical. The same thing goes for the weight. So, there isn’t much to consider in terms of dimensions – they are similar.

Perhaps the most significant difference is fully aesthetic. You see, the housing of Logitech G19S has a glossy dark blue color. That is certainly more good-looking than the plain traditional black color of Logitech G19. It is worth a note that the color of Logitech G19S is actually much darker than that of Logitech G19.

The font on Logitech G19S’ keys is also more modern and stylish if compared to the conventional font on Logitech G19. As if trying to re-emphasize the idea that it is a gaming keyboard, Logitech G19S has “gaming keys” that are colored in light gray, making them easier to distinguish than the other keys. That is indeed a nice touch. It will enable you to move your fingers more intuitively and more quickly. Around the arrows and gaming keys, you can find some tribal graphics as decoration.

Wrist Rest
Both models have wrist rests with the same shape and size. However, the coatings are different. The coating of Logitech G19S’ wrist rest is coarser, making it appear more premium than Logitech G19.

- Color Game Panel LCD: Tilt able screen for instant access to in-game stats, VoIP communication and system data, video playback and more without interrupting game play
- Custom-color RGB backlighting: Assign a unique color to each profile, profile mode and mode style to easily locate any key in the dark
- 12 Programmable G-keys: Configure up to 36 unique functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate LUA scripts* (*Requires software installation)
- Two high-speed powered USB 2.0 ports: Easily transfer data to or from peripherals and charge battery-powered devices
- Multi-key input: Press up to six keys at once to perform multiple complex moves without interference or ghosting
- A color GamePanel LCD displays game stats, system information, VOIP communication data, video playback, image slideshows
- User-selectable character backlighting color lets you personalize the keyboard to better fit with the rest of your computer and gaming equipment
- Twelve programmable G-keys with three macros per key provide space to program 36 single keypresses or complex macros
- Two high-speed, powered USB 2.0 ports give you the ability to transfer data to and from peripherals like MP3 players and flash drives
- Multi-key input allows you to use up to five keys at once to perform multiple complex actions

Logitech G19S vs G19
There are differences, but they are not significant. If you like the improved design and re-textured wrist rest, Logitech G19S is the way to go. If those things do not attract you, Logitech G19 makes the most cost-efficient route.