Ever since the Sony Playstation 5 and the Microsoft Xbox Series X consoles were announced, they were the talk of the town and many people were speculating about which one is better.
Well, there are so many things to consider here, so in this article, I will talk about what you need to know about the two consoles so that you can decide for yourself which one is a much better purchase for you.
The next-generation game consoles are designed in a way that helps people save space. So, instead of taking as much space as possible via a horizontal orientation, both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X have more vertical aesthetics.
The Microsoft Xbox Series X looks like a rectangular box that rises upward. That means that its base should give you enough space to place it in a cramped desk, though its verticality could prove to be a bit challenging if you intend to put it in a cabinet, for example.
For the Playstation 5, it also has a rectangular design but it is accentuated by two white flaps that are stuck to the side of the console. Aesthetically, the PS5 wins some style points because it looks like a ‘true’ new-age gaming machine.
It is also worth mentioning that the PS5 will have two versions: The All-digital edition and the one that comes with a physical optical drive. The latter is an option for people that want to buy game disc cartridges instead of relying on digital downloads.
Personally, I would recommend that you get the all-digital edition since it is going to be a bit cheaper than the one that has the optical drive. Furthermore, the disc edition kind of looks awkward due to the inclusion of the said drive.
Again, this is personal preference but do keep in mind that the optical drive edition will cost a bit more money.
Gaming Performance and Graphics
For quite some time, Sony’s game consoles have always beaten what Microsoft had to offer when it comes to sheer specs and performance. Well, the latter company doesn’t want that anymore, so they’ve equipped the Series X with much better components.
The Xbox Series X has a GPU that has a processing power of 12 teraflops as opposed to the 10.3 teraflops processing power on the PS5. On paper, it seems that Microsoft wins this round, but that might not necessarily reflect on real-world performance.
You see, while the Microsoft game console does have more processing power, it doesn’t mean that every game that is developed for the platform would be able to utilize it. Of course, the games that you play will factor into the equation as well.
Aside from the slight performance increase, both the Xbox Series X and PS5 are powered by Solid-State Drives or SSDs, but the former has a bit more storage capacity than the latter.
Unfortunately, we still do not know the specifics about what SSDs are used in both game consoles. Some Sony representatives did mention that it is going to be so much better than any SSD available for the PC. Of course, this remains to be seen when the console comes out in the Holidays.
When the PS5 and the Series X will be launched during the Holidays, they will be released with some platform exclusives.
The games that are going to be released alongside the Playstation 5 would be Spiderman: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, among many others.
For the Xbox, Halo Infinite is the main title to watch out for, but you can also expect other titles such as Fable 4, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, and possibly more titles in the future.
Before the announcements were made, a lot of people were speculating about whether or not the next-generation consoles will be supporting backward compatibility with older games or not.
The feature is actually a pretty nice thing since some people are saving up some money to buy the newer console as opposed to getting the Playstation 4, for example, mainly because of this very reason.
Fortunately, fans of both the Series X and the PS5 will be happy to know that all of the upcoming consoles will be supporting older games, but even more so for the former.
While Sony’s PS5 will offer some backward compatibility with older Playstation games, it is important to note that not all of the games on the platform will be supported right off the bat. In fact, you may have to wait a little longer for the console to fully support games that are so many years old.
You also have to take into account that while Sony did express its motive of supporting PS4 games, players will not find any luck supporting PS3 and older games which can be off-putting for some people.
Meanwhile, Microsoft not only expressed compatibility with older console games, but you do have the option to play even the games that were available in the Original Xbox.
Phil Spencer mentioned that his team is now making sure that most of the popular titles in the yesteryears will be supported by the Series X.
One benefit of playing older Xbox titles is that they are most likely going to be upscaled to look better on the upcoming game console. That means that you could either have smoother gameplay thanks to the higher 120fps refresh rate or higher visual fidelity thanks to visual upscaling that is already inherent in the new platform.
Plus, when you purchase an Xbox Game Pass, you are entitled to receive new perks, as well as the ability to gain access to older games much faster than those who did not enroll in the program.
So, if you’ve been wanting to play older titles on the Xbox ecosystem, then you might as well save up for Microsoft’s upcoming game console.
Virtual Reality Support
If you are a fan of virtual reality gaming, then there is no doubt that you should be going for the Playstation 5. That is because Sony’s current and upcoming game consoles have support for the company’s Playstation VR headset and Sony has also expressed that there will be more VR-specific titles in the near future.
While the Xbox Series X is capable of handling VR games, Microsoft, at least at the time of writing, didn’t mention anything about VR exclusives. Although, I wouldn’t lose hope because Microsoft is usually a company that is always cooking up something new.
Both Sony and Microsoft provide subscription-based services to their customers and signing up to them make sense as you not only have the ability to gain exclusive perks but also the ability to buy whatever games that you want that their individual platforms support.
That being said, if you are going to buy the Playstation 5, you should consider subscribing to the Playstation Now service. For just $6-$10 a month (depending on your region), you will have the option to buy PS5 exclusives much earlier than those who are not subscribed to the plan.
On the other side, Microsoft is offering the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which pretty much offers you exclusives and first-hand experience with newer titles, but there is also another nifty feature that you can get.
Microsoft has heavily invested in its cloud gaming platform called Project xCloud and it would be quite interesting since you are going to be able to stream using your Android device or PC. More details would be needed to fully understand the architecture, but from the looks of it, you can use the aforementioned platforms to save data on the cloud and use them on whatever platform you choose.
For example, if you are playing some Xbox games on the PC and you’ve saved progress on your gaming computer, you will then start where you left off if you decide to play on the Xbox game console later in the day. This flexibility is quite amazing, but again, more information would be needed to make things clearer.
Okay, so you might have a hard time deciding now because both platforms are offering juicy exclusives that are hard to miss.
Well, let me break it down for you. While the Xbox Series X has more GPU processing power and a slightly heftier SSD storage capacity on paper, that doesn’t necessarily mean that its gaming performance will be better than what Sony has to offer.
You see, individual game developers would have to make sure that they eke out every last bit of performance from the individual game console’s specs to ensure maximum performance, so you will have to wait until they are released to truly find out.
If you value virtual reality gaming, then there is no doubt that you should get the PS5. Not only does it support the Playstation VR headset right off the bat, but Sony has expressed that it will release more VR games in the future. Microsoft has yet to include any VR-exclusive games.
Now, if you want extensive backward compatibility, you might want to lean more towards the Xbox Series X. Microsoft has told the media that it will be supporting not only its predecessor’s games but also the Xbox consoles of old as well. Of course, you will have to wait until your favorite game is supported, but the company will support it nevertheless.
As of now, Sony has made it clear that it will only support some Playstation 4 games, though the company might have a change of heart in the future, especially if players petition it to support more titles.
When it comes to subscriptions, both of them provide exclusives and platform-specific perks, though, with the Xbox Ultimate Game Pass, you also have the keys to unlock the company’s cloud gaming architecture as well. If that is what you want, then you know which console to get.
Seriously, both the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X are going to be great game consoles. It is just a matter of ticking the right boxes so that you will know which of them is going to be the right fit for you.
Xbox Series X- When Will It Be Released and What Does It Bring to the Table?
After months of hype and speculations, the Microsoft Xbox Series X has finally been unveiled to the public and we now know a lot more information about the upcoming game console than ever before.
In this article, I will go over the key points that you need to know about Microsoft’s console, such as release dates, pricing, new features and technologies, and so much more.
Release Date and Pricing
The Xbox Series X will be released on November 10 and pre-orders will start as early as September 22. The price of the said game console will be $499 which is in-line with Sony’s Playstation 5 disc edition.
Unlike Sony where the company has decided to employ a staggered release date for its PS5 consoles, the Microsoft Xbox Series X will be released on the same date worldwide. Of course, there is the challenge of availability considering that we are still suffering from a global pandemic, which is why pre-ordering the console (assuming that you want to get one) makes a whole lot of sense.
Unlike previous Xbox consoles, the Series X will actually have a more tower-like design with some air vents that can be visibly seen on top of the device.
The Series X will also feature a 4K Blu-ray player, so you could say that it is indeed quite similar to what Sony has to offer.
As of the time of writing this article, the console will only be available in black, though with the release of prior Xbox consoles, a white-colored Xbox is not too far off.
The more vertical design of the upcoming gaming machine might prove to be challenging for some people, especially when it comes to desk space. You will need to have adequate space to rest the console on the surface.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen Custom Zen 2, 8-cores/16-threads (via SMT) @3.8GHz (boost) and 3.6GHz (base)
- GPU: AMD Custom RDNA 2 GPU with 52 Compute Units, 12 TFLOPS, and @ 1.825GHz
- Process (nodes): 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 320-bit Bus, 10GB @ 560GB/s and GB @ 336GB/s memory bandwidth
- Internal Storage: 1GB Custom NVMe SSD, 4.8 GB/s (read) and 2.4 GB/s (write) (both are theoretical values)
- Storage Expansion: 1TB
- External Storage Support: USB 3.2 External HDD
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
- Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, up to 120FPS (Theoretical)
I am really very excited about the new-gen consoles because they are packed with serious hardware that allows you to play games at 4K resolution without any issues.
Just like the PS5, the Xbox Series X is also powered by a custom AMD Ryzen CPU (using Zen 2 architecture) and a custom AMD GPU (using the new RDNA2 architecture). This performance package should allow you to play games at 4K@ 60 frames per second ‘comfortably’ (at least according to Microsoft Xbox president, Phil Spencer) and it could even give you the right amount of processing power to achieve more than 60 frames per second (up to 120 frames per second, theoretically).
The CPU, according to Digital Foundry, has a base clock of 3.6GHz and it boosts up to 3.8GHz. The good thing is that the boosting algorithms will only kick in when the console needs more horsepower which can be a good thing both from a performance and thermals standpoint.
It is also worth noting that the new Xbox will support ray tracing. Thus, you can enable such a feature in the games that support it and you will not have to worry about any performance penalties at all since the hardware is more than capable.
This new and upcoming game console will also be using a custom 1TB NVMe SSD which is 100+ GB more than what the PS5 has to offer.
While Spencer didn’t mention anything specific, the SSD that comes in the Xbox Series X should be faster than any consumer SSD that you can find on the market up to this point.
This would mean that if you are going to use its expansion slot to add more storage, you will have to buy an SSD directly from Microsoft if you want to get the best performance possible out of a storage drive.
If you are okay with using an external hard drive, it can support one that is using a USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable.
The optical drive is a 4K Blu-Ray player and each game disc can hold as much as 100GB of storage (though it is more likely that each disc can contain an amount lower than that).
The Microsoft Xbox Series X has a lot of nice features up its sleeve. For one, it has the new Velocity architecture that makes good use of the console’s NVMe SSD, thus virtually eliminating load times.
In line with the said technology, you will also get to enjoy the ‘Quick Resume’ feature where you can pick up right where you left off almost instantly thanks to the use of a new DirectStorage API and Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS) technologies.
The Xbox Series X will also have VRR or Variable Refresh Rate and Auto Low Latency Mode or ALLM to provide you with a smooth gaming experience. The former will eliminate screen tearing and improve overall frame rates and the latter will ensure that it will use your chosen display’s lowest latency mode for maximum performance.
Because the Playstation 5 can support 8K resolution, Phil Spencer also said that the Microsoft Xbox Series X can also handle that as well, though it remains to be seen if the gaming experience will be somewhat enjoyable, given how taxing the said resolution can be.
Unlike the DualSense controller that comes with the PS5, not much is known about the Series X’s controller. Spencer did say that it will have a slimmer form factor and its D-Pad is vastly improved (to mimic the Xbox Elite controller which is a 3rd-party peripheral).
The rumble motors are reported to make a comeback, though I do not know if it will be a better implementation than the haptics that are embedded in the DualSense controller.
It seems that lowering the latency is one of the top priorities of the company as Spencer said that it will have a Dynamic Latency Input feature that will significantly reduce the input lag of the said controller. Of course, this will be tested in our review once the unit is available.
It is a bit of a disappointment that Halo Infinite, which used to be a launch title, is delayed until 2021. There are still plenty of different games, however, and here are just some of the most notable ones:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- As Dusk Falls
- Battlefield 6
- Borderlands 3
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
- Chivalry 2
- Control: Ultimate Edition
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Dirt 5
- Dragon Age 4
- Dying Light 2
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
- Gears 5
- Hood: Outlaws and Legends
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- New Genesis: Phantasy Star Online 2
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Resident Evil Village
- Scarlet Nexus
- State of Decay 3
- Watch Dogs: Legion
Backward Compatibility and Xbox Game Pass
A lot of people were disappointed by the fact that the Playstation 5 only supports PS4 games and is not backward compatible with the older generation Playstation consoles. The Microsoft Xbox Series X is different.
You see, it not only supports all of the games from its predecessor’s content portfolio, but it will also support most of the games of the older generation platforms as well. This means that even the original Xbox games are playable on the new game console which is a really good thing.
You would want to register for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so that you can unlock all of the games. It is worth noting that by getting the game pass, you also have the privilege of using the company’s xCloud feature that allows you to play Xbox games while you are on the go. Think of this as an improved version of Google Stadia.
I am really impressed with what the Microsoft Xbox Series X has to offer. Aside from its very powerful hardware, its new features and technologies will certainly improve your gaming experience manifold.
By getting the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you get to enjoy your favorite Xbox games while on the go, while also unlocking all of the possible older-generation games that are playable on the new platform.
It remains to be seen if the new controller is better, but I am eager to find out if the new low latency feature can truly decrease input lag by a lot.
Remember that you can already pre-order your own unit today and the console will be officially released on November 10 in all regions. It costs $499.
The Best Wireless Gaming Keyboards for a Clean and Minimalist Setup
Almost all of the new peripherals that you can find on the market are going wireless. From gaming headsets to gaming mice, things have cut their cords in favor of a more seamless experience.
That being said, keyboards are generally okay to be used wired, but if you want a clean setup, you may want to consider one of the best wireless gaming keyboards in 2020.
There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to go wireless. The first is for convenience. Although I’ve really loved my wired headphones, wireless gaming headsets have provided me with a chance to not have to deal with any cables getting plugged into my PC.
Gaming mice have certainly matched or even bested their wired counterparts. Although they are more expensive, using a wireless peripheral allows for those quick movements without any compromises.
A wireless gaming keyboard might not be what you need right now, but it can certainly be useful, especially if you are looking to cut as many wires as possible to have a clean setup.
It is also a great idea to get one since you can play games while you’re sitting on the couch. I have a lot of friends that wire their PCs to their 4K TVs and just play while they’re relaxing on the sofa using their wireless gaming peripherals.
With all of those being said, I will now recommend some of the best wireless gaming keyboards that you can find on the market today.
Best Wireless Gaming Keyboards
The best wireless gaming keyboard, in my opinion, is the Logitech G915. It is a full-sized mechanical gaming keyboard with five macro buttons located on the left side and some media controls situated at the top-right corner of the peripheral.
It uses the company’s own Romer-G mechanical switches which have a low-profile design and good tactile feedback on every keypress. If you’ve grown accustomed to using laptop keyboards, then this should feel right at home.
You can set different macros and save them in the keyboard’s three onboard profiles so you will not have to use the Logitech G Hub software if you do not want to.
Its RGB lighting is okay though if you want to save its battery, you would want to leave that turned off.
Speaking of battery life, this thing can last up to 40 hours without its lighting enabled and around 20 hours if it is. To me, that is pretty good.
You can charge this thing using the included cable, so if you want the convenience of not having to worry about this thing’s battery, you can use it wired if you want.
This thing has a solid build quality and it looks and feels premium. That should be the case considering that this is a $240 peripheral.
Although its price is definitely steep, the Logitech G915 provides you with a seamless gaming experience.
2.Obinslab Anne Pro 2
If you want a minimalist wireless keyboard, then the Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is for you. This is a ‘60%’ keyboard and for those of you who do not know what it is, this just means that the Numpad and the section with the INS and DEL keys are removed- giving you a more compact keyboard.
A lot of gamers actually want this form factor as you only have to deal with the keys that you are most likely going to use anyway.
It has RGB lighting though you’d want to disable it if you want to maximize its battery life.
It connects via Bluetooth and can connect up to four devices at any time. This is great because you can use it on your tablet or any mobile device that uses Bluetooth technology.
I also love the fact that you have plenty of switch options to choose from. You can either select Gateron, Cherry MX, and a host of other mainstream mechanical key switches.
The only downside to this thing is its form factor. If you are not okay with the omission of the Numpad and INS-DEL keys, then this is not for you.
However, if you are a gamer who wants a minimalist setup, the Obinslab Anne Pro 2 is certainly one of the best out there.
Not all wireless gaming keyboards need to be expensive. The Logitech G613 has received a huge price cut! It was originally sold for $130 but you can get one now for just $73 which is a pretty good deal!
Its design is nearly identical to the G915, albeit that it doesn’t have any backlighting whatsoever. This can be a good thing since, as I’ve mentioned numerous times before, it can help extend the peripheral’s battery life.
You still have some dedicated macro keys situated on the left side of the board and you also have the media control buttons on the top-right as well. To unlock the full potential of this keyboard, you will need to use the G Hub software.
It has a plastic wrist rest that is somewhat comfortable, but for people that do not want a wrist rest attached to their keyboards, you are out of luck. That is because the wrist rest is not removable at all. This could be a potential downside.
You can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or its 2.4GHz USB dongle. You may want to use the latter for better performance, but if you are using a mobile device that has Bluetooth 5.0, the wireless signal should not be a huge issue at all.
My only gripe with this thing is that you will have to buy two AA batteries to power this thing. Do not worry, if you get one of those Energizer batteries or any heavy-duty ones, then this thing should last for a whopping 18 months which is pretty insane!
4.Logitech MX Keys
Although marketed as an ‘office’ keyboard, the Logitech MX Keys can actually still be used in gaming. In fact, I’ve known some people that really love using this thing over a standard mechanical gaming keyboard.
Instead of the usual mechanical key switches, the MX Keys actually use tactile scissor switches. Its feel is somewhat similar to what you can find in laptops and provide you with a nice tactile feedback on every keypress.
This keyboard connects to your PC or laptop via Bluetooth and the signal doesn’t drop at all. That means that you can play your games with full confidence knowing that this thing won’t bail on you.
Even though you cannot program macros or whatnot and your use-case is limited to just typing and gaming, the Logitech MX Keys provide you with a seamless experience across the board.
5.Corsair K63 Wireless
Corsair is another competent gaming peripherals manufacturer. I really love some of their gaming mice and their keyboards are pretty good as well.
That being said, the Corsair K63 Wireless is the perfect wireless gaming peripheral for people that are on a budget.
At $60, it is really tough to beat. It uses Cherry MX Red switches which are the de-facto standard for gaming keyboards. It provides a good feel, though some typists might find it a bit harder to use due to its lightweight nature.
This thing connects via a USB dongle and it only has blue/white backlighting. In my usage, I was able to use this keyboard for 15 hours with its backlighting turned on, about 25 hours with it set to its lowest brightness, and around 70 hours without any backlighting enabled.
It does have onboard batteries that you can recharge when using the included USB cable. In fact, you can use this peripheral with the cable wired to your PC as well.
The K63’s weakness is its battery life, but if you’re okay with it, it is actually a pretty good wireless gaming keyboard nevertheless.
The Razer Turret is more of a complete package because it not only has a gaming keyboard but it also comes with a gaming mouse as well.
You basically have a huge lapboard that can house all of the keys of the keyboard, as well as a nice surface for your mouse to glide on.
This is a complete solution for people that want to engage in some couch gaming and its wireless signal is unparalleled for that seamless and uninterrupted gaming.
You only get one choice of keys in the form of the Razer greens. They are tactile and clicky but for the most part, they are good for typing and gaming.
The included mouse is also quite competitive. Its sensor is accurate and it can be set to a whopping 16,000 DPI (not that people would use it in real-world scenarios, but the option is there).
It works seamlessly in both the Xbox and the PC, so this is definitely one of the best gaming peripherals to get out there, especially for couch gaming.
7.Corsair K83 Wireless
The Corsair K83 Wireless is marketed as an ‘entertainment’ keyboard but in reality, it is actually a great lapboard for gaming. It is somewhat similar to the Razer Turret above in the sense that you get a keyboard and a mouse, but instead of a ‘true’ gaming mouse, you get a touchpad with some buttons for the left and right mouse clicks.
It uses scissor switches which are a bit mushy for my tastes, but it will certainly do for most gamers.
It can connect wirelessly to your device or computer via Bluetooth or its included USB wireless receiver and using both of them yielded no problems on my end.
The ‘WASD’ keys have a different color and are a bit more textured than the regular keys which can be helpful if you are playing battle royale or first-person shooters.
Although using its touchpad is clunky, in my opinion, the Corsair K83 Wireless can still be good for couch gaming.
Steelseries Apex 7 Review- A Gaming Keyboard with a Cool OLED Display
Steelseries is one of those gaming peripherals manufacturers that have an ace up its sleeve and one of its products, the Steelseries Apex 7, has one nifty feature that you will probably like.
I am going to be reviewing the said mechanical gaming keyboard today. What are my thoughts about it? Read through the rest of this piece to find out.
If you have seen the Steelseries Apex 7 Pro, then the design of its younger brother is quite similar to that. In fact, other than the mechanical switches that are used, the Steelseries Apex 7 looks exactly the same as its ‘Pro’ counterpart.
Here you have a full-sized keyboard that is a bit more compact than others that you can find on the market. It has a volume scroll wheel at the top right and situated directly to its left is the hallmark feature which is the OLED display (more on this later).
Since this is a premium product, you can expect a really good build quality on this one. The company has used aircraft-grade aluminum to ensure that there will be no flexing or creaking when you use this peripheral.
The keycaps use ABS plastic but I would have preferred to use PBT keycaps since they feel much smoother. This won’t be a huge issue for most users though.
Because the keycaps are laser-etched, the RGB lighting can be quite tame by comparison. If you are an RGB fan, this might turn you off, but to compensate for this, you can maximize the LED brightness setting in the Steelseries Engine software.
The Steelseries Apex 7 uses two USB cables and that is because one is used to power the peripheral and the other is used for the USB pass-through that is situated in the top-left corner. You can use the said port to transfer data or plug in your gaming mouse, for instance, but you cannot use it for charging your mobile device as it is a low-powered port.
Upon looking at the keyboard, you might find that the INS key up to the page down key has M1-M6 imprinted on them. That is because you can use the keys for your macros which can be set using the aforementioned software.
Lastly, the Steelseries Apex 7 comes with a plastic wrist rest with a soft matte coating. It is not as comfortable as those leather ones but it is still comfortable nevertheless.
Unlike the ‘Pro’ version, the Steelseries Apex 7 makes use of the company’s mechanical red switches. They are rated to last up to 50 million keystrokes and they also have N-key rollover as well which means that all of the keys (no matter how many of them you press at the same time) will register on the screen.
Just like Cherry MX Switches, you have three choices to choose from. You can choose the linear red switch, the tactile brown switch, and the clicky blue switch.
Personally, I like the blue switch since I really love clicky switches, but for most users, you would probably want to choose either the red or the brown variant.
My review sample has the red switches and they are actually great for gaming. But, I have to caution you about something.
Normally, mechanical switches have some sort of resistance when you type on them. That is what separates them from the mushy feeling of rubber-dome keys.
The Steelseries Apex 7 is somewhat in the middle. It is not mushy like rubber-dome switches but it certainly does not feel like your conventional mechanical switches as well. This is not to say that it doesn’t feel right; it just feels weird in comparison, especially if you have used mechanical gaming keyboards for quite some time.
The linear red switches are great for gaming. I’ve had no issues using the Apex 7 in fast-paced games at all thanks to the fact that it doesn’t have that tactile bump that is found in brown and blue switches.
I also love the fact that the RGB lighting can be used to your advantage. For instance, you can set the lighting to let you know the status of your health in the games that you play. Of course, it takes some time doing this as you would have to set things in the Steelseries Engine program, but you would only have to do it once. In fact, you can exit the program after use since you can save the profile to the peripheral’s onboard memory.
For maximum performance, I advise you to update the keyboard’s software. You should be prompted after firing up the device’s software.
What separates the Steelseries Apex 7 apart from other gaming keyboards is its OLED display. When this was first implemented in one of the company’s gaming mice, it was considered as a gimmick, but it can actually be quite useful if you really take the time to set things up nicely.
You can use the OLED display to provide you with some useful information about the games that you play or the programs that you are using.
When I work, I’ve used the OLED display to provide me with the current information about the song that is playing on my Spotify playlist.
You can use the said feature to tell you to display some important statistics in the games that you play. The usability is extensive- you just have to commit some time to set things up first before you can truly enjoy it.
If there is one thing that could have been improved, it would have been nice if the display was a bit larger. But, it works nicely.
From a performance standpoint, the Steelseries Apex 7 is just like any other gaming keyboard that you can find on the market. Although it uses the company’s own switches, it feels somewhat similar to Cherry MX switches that are commonly found in mechanical keyboards.
However, what sets it apart is its OLED display which, once configured, can be quite helpful in daily and gaming tasks.
Do I recommend the Steelseries Apex 7? I wouldn’t say that I would 100% recommend this thing to anyone who is looking for a gaming keyboard, but what I would say is that the OLED display is quite an appealing and nifty feature that you may want to try out.
This keyboard retails for $160.
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