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Also who the **** thinks someone will look down at their keyboard for LCD screen gotta be shot. Well they are probably fired, nobody make keyboard with LCD screens. The new thing is keyboard with creative input dial.
Those LCD keyboards are a useless gimmicks nothing more. You will never use it, almost nothing uses it, the only reason for buying a keyboard with an LCD will be that you like the idea of owning one, not because you need it.
Keyboards with LCD are so 2012.. :P
Which you can do with your mobile phone App if you can't stand using OSD on your monitor.
I like the Ultimate because it's everything you want, and absolutely nothing else. No LED backlighting or LCD screens, no Macro keys in awkward/useless locations. Just a Cherry MX board(Gateron in my case) with media controls, and the extra money spent on expensive materials and bulletproof construction. The fact it's designed to limit vibration is also a huge plus, when you're typing 1000+ words a day it really makes a huge difference.
It's also subtle enough that I can bring it to work without feeling like a complete tool. Which is a huge bonus, since it's infinitely more comfortable than a membrane board.
I actually owned an LCD keyboard as a teenager. Not for the LCD panel but because it was bolted to a really serious gaming board, and great value for money. The keyboard itself was fantastic, but the LCD screen was just a menace. I normally switched it off manually because the light at the bottom of my peripheral vision annoyed me.
It wasn't even a usable screen. Temps and clocks were of no interest because I had temps visible on my case. And because I was running a 24/7 stable clock. Usages weren't of interest because my PC was unlikely to be threatened by any game at the time. And game specific functions were useless because what sane person is going to look away from their main screen to view stats that are probably visible from the main screen?
The only time it actually made any twisted sense was Aliens: Colonial Marines. In which it had this amazing Wallhax function. It displayed your Motion Tracker even when you didn't have one equipped, and had a better range and response time than the game's actual tracker.
I use it mainly for the standard Performance Monitor (which monitors CPU & RAM usage, the CPU usage has been a great tool to monitor system lag & when I needed to start killing processes, however it's been broken for approximately a year on various models with newer versions of LGS), media (music & video) information & occasionally the stopwatch & timer (never really cared for the clock itself or the profile manager controlled through the screen itself); I haven't really bothered with any of the other standard apps provided through LGS itself.
I've also used it with TeamSpeak (both 2 & 3; 2 requires a 3rd-party plugin), Ventrilo & am intending on also using it in Discord (once I figure out how to enable it); even used it with Xfire in the early stages, however that support was dropped not long after I got a G-Series keyboard.
Of course there are the games also. I've used it in Unreal Tournament 2004 (requires 3rd party plugin), Evolve, Borderlands 2, various others I haven't played for some time (can't remember which ones I used & which I didn't) & I've noticed it in various games & software as well (I recently wiped the majority of the installed games from my Steam drive to make room for some other data I didn't have another drive for, so I can't really list the number of games that were in that list, however there was well over 30 non-standard apps at one time).
If I could find a 3rd-party Performance Monitor that actually worked (so I don't have to stick with an old version of LGS to have a working Performance Monitor) I don't think I would be in such a hurry to get a new keyboard from another manufacturer, but this is where we are now & Logitech hasn't been able to fix the issue since it was broken after the working release in 2016, I need to consider going with a more dependable company (especially since they are now using BlueTooth through your phone to display those functions on newer G-Series keyboards & I don't really have that option until I get a decent battery in my Samsung Galaxy S6).
As for those who say it's useless, worthless or won't ever be used, they obviously haven't ever used one before & don't know how helpful they can be (even in cases where gaming is not the primary function & most of the time it isn't on my system either). If they have nothing helpful to contribute to the thread, their opinions don't matter as far as I'm concerned, which is why I added the indexes to the end of the OP, to point out replies that actually have relevance to the thread, so others can avoid the comments that don't really contribute to it.
Also there's this thing called mobilephone that people can use Apps to do whatever your keyboard LCD screen can do, and better. It's also IRRELEVANT.
Extremely irrelevant link.
New rage is now transparent LCD screen side window on case.
Display W/e you want.
Personally, I like and use keyboards with a display. I practically always game in fullscreen, and being able to see the time with only a slight glance is huge for me. I also make good use of the media/volume indicators, as well as the stopwatch & timer.
Luckily, I bought a second G510 many years ago to hold as a spare, but the first is still going strong. It also has the best volume control position and knob in my opinion.
I hope this trend comes back, or at least EVGA gets enough sales on their new model to continue the line.
I still need to replace the keyboard I have, it's still slowly losing functionality & will only be a matter of time before it shorts out or key gears start breaking (they are already sticking, not bad enough that I've been forced to replace it yet, I do have some USB keyboards I've been holding onto I can use as a temporary replacement however), I'm considering perhaps the only option I'm going to have will be to purchase a new keyboard (from another manufacturer) & have the old G19s still hooked up (if only for the monitor & macro keys, still using Logitech Gaming Software v8.85.215 on 2 of my 3 computers) & use primarily the new keyboard as an actual keyboard...
Its been a while but I figured if you went the route of buying another Logitech keyboard like you mentioned or haven't replaced the old one yet this might help you. Anyway good luck have a good one.
Black and white small footprint version (this is made for the g13/g15 but it works for the g19 also)