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> Zaurus SL-6000 Monster Review on BargainPDA.com
drew2778
post May 4 2004, 05:34 AM
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Ian Giblin has struck again on BargainPDA.com, this time it's his longest review ever on a Zaurus device. This review of the Zaurus SL-6000 is longer that the user guide laugh.gif

http://www.bargainpda.com/reviews/sharp_za..._sl_6000_1.html
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vishnja
post May 4 2004, 07:18 AM
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Great review! Nice pics :-)
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DrWowe
post May 4 2004, 08:37 AM
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What a great quote from p. 6:

"The Zaurus does an impressive job of feeling like a big computer in a little box."

Also, one piece of misinformation: He claims the expansion sled is no longer available from Amazon, but I just looked and it is. Search for CE-JC2.
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post May 4 2004, 09:05 AM
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Yes, very good review, I have to disagree with him on a few points, particularly the stiffness of the keyboard, I like that so those of us with fat thumbs don't accidentally press the wrong keys.

And perhaps it's because I'm right-handed but I don't find it difficult to get at the stylus with the screen protector on.
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post May 4 2004, 09:34 AM
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WOW!!! This is the mother of all reviews. While some of Ian views may not be shared by everybody, if a technical review Pulitzer Prize existed he should be nominated......

Has any of the lucky owners gotten close to the 11 Hours battery life Ian wrote Sharp indicates on the manual?
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post May 4 2004, 02:12 PM
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I've saved the review in one pdf file (reading it on the website is a pain, having to click to the next screen); if anyone wants one, contact off list or via PM.
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post May 4 2004, 02:46 PM
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One thing I don't get is the reviewer mentions the better screen on the 6000, better than the 750?

What is the difference between the C700,750,760,860 and 6000 screens? Apart from the 6000 being rotated 90 degrees? They are all VGA 640x480 (or 480x640) CG Silicon? I thought they all used the same component.

Am I missing something?

Nice review though, good to read.
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post May 4 2004, 03:01 PM
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The difference is the 6000 screens is transflective and the C's are transreflective. I don't know remember the details on the difference, but I have had both the C860 and 6000 and I think the 6000 is better. You really have to see both to see why.
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DrWowe
post May 4 2004, 04:05 PM
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The 6000 screen is brighter, more vivid, and usable outdoors, even in direct sunlight. The resolution is equivalent.
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post May 4 2004, 04:09 PM
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Another bit of (funny) misinformation:

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A standard pizza operates at 2.4 GHz, just like your 802.11b wireless network, and will cause interference.
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cradlinski
post May 4 2004, 04:50 PM
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Great review, but I was disturbed by one unfortunate fact: no games!! Is there a way to transfer the games from a 5600 to a 6000?
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post May 4 2004, 04:57 PM
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I'm sure the games will copy over no problem. I might try it later, I could make some notes when I do.
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post May 4 2004, 05:00 PM
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That would be great. Thanks.
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post May 4 2004, 05:28 PM
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I don't mean to pick on Ian, but he got the dimensions all wrong. Cut and paste from the SL-6000 Start-up Guide:

Excluding the display protection cover (excluding protruding parts)
Approx. 79.8 (W) × 158 (D) × 20.4 (H) mm
Approx. 3.2 (W) × 6.2 (D) × 0.8 (H) inches

Including the display protection cover (excluding protruding parts)
Approx. 79.8 (W) × 158 (D) × 23 (H) mm
Approx. 3.2 (W) × 6.2 (D) × 0.9 (H) inches

Maybe he typed that part on the SL-6000 keyboard.... biggrin.gif
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post May 4 2004, 11:42 PM
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The difference is the 6000 screens is transflective and the C's are transreflective.  I don't know remember the details on the difference, but I have had both the C860 and 6000 and I think the 6000 is better.  You really have to see both to see why.

Actually the Cxxx Zaurii are transmissive, while the 6000 is translfective.

Transmissive is where the LCD screen is backlit, meaning it can get washed out in direct sunlight like a CRT monitor, but is very very bright indoors.

The SL5x00 Zaurii are reflective which means the LCD screen is frontlit, so it is still viewable in direct sunlight, but isn't as bright indoors or in the dark as the Cxxx Zaruii.

Transflective is a bit of both so you get the best of both worlds - bright screen indoors and still very clear in direct sunlight.
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