Logitech PRO X TKL review: A solid contender for professional gamers

Logitech PRO X TKL review: A solid contender for professional gamers
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Written by 

Jake Bannister

Published 

14th Sep 2023 10:25

In any gaming battle station, the keyboard is arguably one of, if not the most important peripheral of the bunch. After all, aside from your mouse, it’s probably the device that you use the most to utilise your PC.

As such, it’s imperative that your keyboard of choice has all the features you could possibly want, all while being able to withstand the millions of keystrokes it’s likely going to take over its lifespan. It’s even better if it looks the business.

The Logitech PRO X TKL ticks the vast majority of these boxes, delivering both an incredible typing and gaming experience in a bite-sized package. Not only did we find that this keyboard elevated our gaming performance, but it turned heads while doing so.

GGRecon Verdict

With the PRO X TKL, Logitech has yet again crafted a keyboard that is firmly targeted towards gamers who want to be the best of the best. It manages to balance just the right feature set that professional gamers could want, omitting the most frivolous of creature comforts while keeping what’s truly important.

If you’re looking for a robust keyboard that will have no problem following you on your professional gaming journey, both physically and metaphorically, the PRO X TKL is a solid choice.

Built for gamers

Logitech G915 TKL compared with the Logitech PRO X TKL
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The PRO X TKL shares a lot of design language with the G915 - essentially a low-profile equivalent. As such, you can expect many of its features to carry over. Its ten-key-less design is still unmatched for competitive gaming, leaving plenty of room for your mouse hand to move freely.

This design feature also improves posture, letting you sit with your wrists and shoulders angled inwards, rather than outwards in an uncomfortable manner. Coming from a standard-sized keyboard, you’re sacrificing a number pad for this comfort - but it’s worth the tradeoff if gaming into the small hours is your intention.

The main difference between the PRO X TKL and the G915 TKL is the standard-sized keycaps. The low-profile chiclet style of the G915 is replaced with much taller keys, which we found to have a bit of a learning curve after being used to low-profile keys for so long.

With that said, it didn’t take long until we were back up to our usual typing speed, and the muscle memory for pressing bind keys in CS:GO came back relatively quickly. Speaking of, there are no macro buttons to be seen on the PRO X TKL, which is another quality-of-life feature Logitech has chosen to forgo for the sake of size.

Of course, this keyboard features Logitech’s best-in-class mechanical switches, of which you can choose between Linear (quiet), Tactile (less quiet), or Clicky (loud). Our product features the Tactile switches, which feature a noticeable ‘notch’ when the key has been activated. We loved how these switches feel, as they let you know exactly how far down each key must be pressed to activate it - especially useful when pressing multiple keys at a rapid pace. It’s also particularly satisfying to type with, too.

The only downside is that, despite not even being the loudest switch in the line-up, the Tactile switches were louder than we’ve experienced with the G915 equivalent. If you’re using the PRO X TKL in a work environment, or don’t want your keystrokes to be heard through a Discord call, you might want to consider the Linear keys instead.

Function over form

A bottom view of the PRO X TKL
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Logitech is known for its incredibly high quality when it comes to gaming peripherals, and the PRO X TKL is no different. Built with a combination of solid metal and plastic, we found our unit to be as solid as a brick, never once budging in even the most tense of CS:GO clutch scenarios.

That solidity ensues even when the keyboard is propped up to the highest angle with its two rear feet. These are capable of elevating the device to quite an extreme angle, which we personally found quite uncomfortable. However, this will completely depend on your personal preference, and it’s good that the keyboard remains stable in its usual operation, even while customised to additional heights.

Looking elsewhere around the keyboard, it’s packed with features that perfectly balance what a professional gamer could need. 

Along the top of the keyboard are soft-touch buttons for connectivity and media controls. There’s also a metal scrolling wheel that changes the volume of your PC. Sadly, this isn’t customisable in the G Pro desktop app, which could have opened this keyboard up to media professionals as well as gamers.

In terms of connectivity, the PRO X TKL is capable of connecting to pretty much any device you’d like. The USB receiver ensures a zero-delay connection to your PC, so you never have to worry about missing an input.

However, there’s also a native Bluetooth connection built in, so you can connect it to your laptop, phone, tablet, or any other PC that has Bluetooth. The input delay is almost certainly larger here, but not enough to be perceptible to our eye. It’s a neat inclusion that will be very handy if you want to take this keyboard on the road for a few days.

Speaking of taking the PRO X TKL on the go, Logitech clearly has this in mind. With professional gamers more likely to attend things like LAN events, the keyboard comes with a very sturdy carry case that will be perfect for lugging it around in a bag alongside other gaming peripherals. It comes as standard, too -  a generous touch from Logitech.

Looking the part

Side view of G PRO TKL
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While the PRO X TKL certainly puts its function first, it’s undeniable that it also looks the part, too.

Our white unit managed to stay relatively clean during our use, which is impressive given how grimy keyboards can get in a short space of time. Much of this is down to the materials used, which are thankfully very easy to wipe down.

What’s more, the RGB lighting is just as impressive as it always is on Logitech keyboards. Completely customisable in the desktop app, you can truly make it your own.

The white colourway is especially fantastic at reflecting the light effects back at you, making it look much more impressive than other keyboards we’ve tried in this price range.

Speaking of price, the PRO X TKL doesn’t come cheap. Priced at £199.99, it’s certainly not a cheap bit of kit to work into your setup, and something to weigh up while making a purchase decision.

The Verdict

Logitech Pro X TKL
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With the PRO X TKL, Logitech has yet again crafted a keyboard that is firmly targeted towards gamers who want to be the best of the best. It manages to balance just the right feature set that professional gamers could want, omitting the most frivolous of creature comforts while keeping what’s truly important.

Much of the design choices here will completely depend on personal preference, which is mostly where we found our main sticking points. The angle and key shapes won't be for everyone, and the loudness of the Tactile switch may prove irritating for your gaming mates.

However, if you’re looking for a robust keyboard that will have no problem following you on your professional gaming journey, both physically and metaphorically, the PRO X TKL is a solid choice.

4/5

Review unit provided by the manufacturer.

Jake is GGRecon's Co-Founder and Operations Director. You'll find him covering our word game brain teasers, as well as sports games such as Football Manager and EA FC. He's also that teammate on your Rocket League team spamming "Wow!".

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