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mini laptop/pda?

Postby im_skippy » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:54 pm

What is the picture on page 72 of LXF65????

A friend of mine and I are trying to figure it out. Is it a full size laptop? is it a mini laptop pda? I already tried to google "sharp CG Silicon" but all i got was a press release for a new display...

maybe this is a silly question, but i just need to know...

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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby Rhakios » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:33 pm

It's a Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 PDA (as the article suggests) as seen here.
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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby linuxgirlie » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:10 pm

I wanted one but can't afford one, so bidding on a 5500 on ebay....any other non-linux pda is not worth owning....
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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby Rhakios » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:14 pm

They are quite good looking and that integrated keyboard looks quite useful (I don't think a lot of some on-screen keyboards and think even less of hand writing recognition software). It's a mystery to me why they haven't distributed it more widely.
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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby linuxgirlie » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:19 pm

Apparently they have a version of doom on them too, but I may have been dreaming that..., I think the problem is that sharp have been stung by the english versions before, so are sticking to japanese systems, which for a bit of money can be translated, which is why we find small online stores providing them, but for a price.
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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby Rhakios » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:34 pm

They have a version of Doom on the old Zaurus, so I expect it runs on the new one too. Actually there are quite a lot of games in the ipk format, some of which I expect would run on my PMA 430, if I was obsessively interested in gaming.
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RE: mini laptop/pda?

Postby birdra » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:48 pm

Speaking of mini/sub laptops, has anyone seen the new Libretto that Toshiba is introducing in the US? I have an old L1 and love it. I'm seriously looking at that new Libretto. Gotta keep my geek cred going :D
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