Page 4 - Conclusion
During my internship, my manager and one of the test engineers laughed at the fact some people still wanted an "everything machine", or a solution to solve all the problems in one package. Rather, I was taught to develop software in a way to only solve what was necessary at the certain point in time. If we needed more things later on, we could add additional "Lego blocks" to the solution. Other than unnecessary waste and complexity, developing a single large solution usually turns out poorly, because it does not always perform well in all areas of its intended functionality. Unfortunately, this is where the problem of the G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB is. Starting with the positives though, we have a well-built mouse physically. Its soft touch rubber and flashy LEDs make the Ripjaws MX780 RGB unique in its own way. The overall modularity of the mouse is also much appreciated, in the changing of weight, side grips, and height. The software utility shows potential, and while it is not the flashiest, continual updates from G.Skill will show whether or not this manufacturer is serious or not. However, when it comes to performance, the G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB does more than it can handle. As it tries to fit both handed users, the mouse ends up being average for all users. Performance in gaming and professional usage is good, but hampered by a lack of comfort and control. In addition, the slight rocking back-and-forth is something we should not be seeing in a product like this. Whether this is a fix to the PTFE feet or to the base, this needs to be addressed. G.Skill should not despair, as they are capable of both fixes without requiring an entire overhaul. While the MSRP for the G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB is $60 USD, the mouse can be found for less at around $50 at press time. For this price, the MX780 RGB is a decent choice, especially for those southpaw users. Otherwise, I think the comfort and performance areas as mentioned should be fixed before I can recommend this member of the Ripjaws family.
G.Skill provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 6.3/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB is a good feature-filled product for the memory manufacturer, but some tweaking is necessary to make it excellent.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests