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padishah_emperor
post Mar 15 2005, 02:03 AM
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I'm asking about the C3000 but will guess the C1000 will be the same.

Is there anyone here who has had another C series machine and a C3000? I'd like to know how the keyboard compares, the C3000/1000 keyboards look like real solid keys but so did the C860/760/750/700 pics until I got one - it was more like a ZX81 keyboard - except it worked better.

Can some kind soul explain what the keyboard is like and if able to compare it to the Cxxx keyboards, that would be great.
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post Mar 15 2005, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE(padishah_emperor @ Mar 15 2005, 11:03 AM)
C3000/1000 keyboards look like real solid keys but so did the C860/760/750/700 pics until I got one - it was more like a ZX81 keyboard - except it worked better.

Yes, the C7xx/8xx keyboard is foil based and looks a little cheap - but works great. The C3000 has single keys with a more precise point of pressure and looks more valuable.
Both have approx. the same distance between keys. Personally, I prefer the C7/8xx a little as they need less force to press which makes entry a little more reliable in my observation. But I operate the Z mostly in touchpen mode so it makes not so much difference IMHO.

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post Mar 17 2005, 11:44 AM
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i use the C3000 with the keyboard. the keys are plastic with about 1/32 inch travel depending on the sponginess of your fingertips smile.gif they make a positive click when fully depressed. the trouble is typing with more than 2 fingers you can't get them close enough. also if you have to deal with 5 different keyboard layouts between the 3000, pda thumb board, smartphone T9 and qwerty desktop and laptop. you can get a little confused which key combo to use by memory... all in all in make a great belly-top computer for the couch potatoes, and it's super on the plane, or crowded board room you have plenty of desktop space left over smile.gif i also recommend getting the screen protector, and the leather case. they make excellent additions. the only problem i'm had was loosing the stylus so soon, i've never lost one before!
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post Mar 17 2005, 11:51 AM
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I have to say I prefer the SL-C3000 keyboard. The keys are more positive and the panel that the keys are embedded in is rigid compared with the SL-C860, I know that you see a bit of flex on the panel when you type on the 860. The 3000 isn't like that.

I was a fast typer on the SL-C860, I think the SL-C3000 is actually much faster and is nearly the same layout as the SL-C860. That Joypad arrangement still feels strange when cursoring around a text document with though - and I still hunt for the OK and cancel in the 860 positions but I have only had it a couple of days and I'm still getting used to it.

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post Mar 17 2005, 02:20 PM
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Thanks to everyone who answered, I loved the keyboard on the C860 - could type very fast, seems the C1000 will be even better.

I've decided to not get another Z yet, but in time I may reconsider.

Thanks again everyone ;-)
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