The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Keyboard is a slimmed down version of the G910. There are no longer any macro keys found in the G310 as it did with its predecessor. Aside from the loss of macro keys, the media control functions are also gone. Even more is that the number pad (which is usually located to the right of the keyboard) is also gone. The reason for giving these sets of buttons and keys the boot is for the G310 to be a more compact choice for travel. It is made to be a great partner for LAN events or to fit gaming spaces that require minimal space.
The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Keyboard is a Great Compact Companion for LAN Parties
Looking at the design of the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Keyboard, it is 33-percent smaller than that of the G910. The former measures at 390.5-millimeters long, 185.2-millimeters wide, and 35.5-millimeters thick. Furthermore, the G310 is approximately 50-percent lighter as it only weighs 765-grams.
Obviously, the reason for this loss in size and weight is because of its more compact nature. On the plus side, however, the keys are center-illuminated with blue backlighting. This makes the keyboard a beautiful piece of computer peripheral technology. The brightness of the backlighting can also be controlled with just a push of a button, and it can even be disabled. However, those who want to change the color of the LEDs will not find it in this keyboard as it does not have RGB lighting.
For the price, it would still feel like the keyboard should have the programmable macro keys, or even the media control buttons. The left sidebar clearly still has some space so it does come as a surprise as to why Logitech removed the macro buttons while the price did not fall off that much.
Many are also looking for a palm rest on the G310 Keyboard, but sadly it does not have one. However, its purpose is to become a compact peripheral for easy storage for the travelling gamer so it may not need one. But the design of the device is so short and steep that your palm does not actually fit comfortably when controlling the keyboard.
The Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Keyboard does look good at first glance, and the performance is also okay, but there are others in the market that have the necessary macro buttons and media control functions while still being able to maintain a compact nature.