Hi, I'm new to the forum, and in true fashion, I'm starting with a real noobish thread . I know this is one of those awful topics, but I really would like some help.
I'm in Japan now with my wife visiting the in-laws. I went to Akihabara yesterday for about an hour (made my way to Softmap 5 ), and I'm going back on Monday to make a purchase.
I'm trying to decide whether to buy a new C1000 (about $330) or a used 860 (about $230) or used C3000 (about $350).
I do not plan on converting it to English; I want to use the device out of the box. Therefore, I'd like advice on which models have a lot going for them in their stock configuration, mostly in the dictionary and translation areas. I don't really need the 4 GB drive, so I would like the "zippiest" device. I don't really plan on watching too many movies or playing music files. I mostly want to use it for PIM, dictionary, and word processing/spreadsheets.
The 860 is the cheapest, but I've heard it is slower (not just by 16 MHz, but by optimization?). Also, I've heard that the C3000 is a bit sluggish because everything has to be pulled from the microdrive (since the flash memory is miniscule). The C1000 seems like a good bet, but how does the dictionary compare to the "multimedia" dictionary on the C3000?
I would love to hear from anyone that has experience using any of these unmodified.