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darkage
When I first saw the photos of the SL-3200 first reaction was, that two tone keyboard looks a bit ugly. I think the 3100 is the best looking one so far even thou when I first saw it online I thought that was ugly too until I got it. biggrin.gif

Who else thinks the 3200 looks a bit odd at first?
Mac
me!!! For me the C3000 was the best design, c3200 worst. IMO 2 colours on the keyboard look odd, and the red accents...not for me. I'm surprised trisoft doesn't have the C3200 yet, I saw a couple of days ago kd85 has it in stock , I want another zaurus but the design is not my taste... decisions decisions...
TRIsoft
Hi Mac,
QUOTE(Mac @ Mar 27 2006, 06:39 PM)
I'm surprised trisoft doesn't have the C3200 yet, I saw a couple of days ago

we have them since beginning of last week.
But also this Zaurus has to go through all the needed testing
and procedures before it's allowed to sell it in the EU market.
We hope to have this process finished in record time and then
we will start selling the new model.

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
Mickeyl
Once again, cheers to TRIsoft for continuing to support the Zaurus world.
Mac
I agree, I ordered something from trisoft 2 weeks ago, very fast shipping, helpfull in the emails, couldn't be happier!
cpulster
QUOTE(Mac @ Mar 27 2006, 06:39 PM)
C3200 I saw a couple of days ago kd85 has it in stock
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Soekris price 749 EUR + 21% Belgian VAT = 906 EUR total.

We sell new boxed C3200 for 684 EUR. VAT included. Shipping inside EU included.
European 220V Sharp mains and USB Host-cable included.
We have stocks (update 03/27/06).

Chris
uth
QUOTE(darkage @ Mar 27 2006, 01:57 AM)
When I first saw the photos of the SL-3200 first reaction was, that two tone keyboard looks a bit ugly.  I think the 3100 is the best looking one so far even thou when I first saw it online I thought that was ugly too until I got it.  biggrin.gif

Who else thinks the 3200 looks a bit odd at first?
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It's styling looks like something from 1982! Reminds me of a TI-99/4a or maybe even a TRS-80.
speculatrix
QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Mar 28 2006, 08:53 AM)
But also this Zaurus has to go through all the needed testing
and procedures before it's allowed to sell it in the EU market.
We hope to have this process finished in record time and then
we will start selling the new model.


Out of curiosity, how is the ROHS regulation applying to the Zaurus - given that it's a consumer product and therefore, by July, will have to comply as I understand it? I would *guess* that Sharp as a global manufacturer will make all its products "lead-free", but given that they clearly intend to never sell Z's outside of Japan for an indefinite period (despite the 3000 having an FCC mark), they might choose not to bother?

*IF* the Z will not pass ROHS compliance, does that mean it will become much harder to sell them in Europe and all EU users would have to do a personal import from Japan? I am concerned about this and the future of portable linux computing in UK and EU.

Paul
starkruzr
QUOTE(cpulster @ Mar 28 2006, 12:52 PM)
QUOTE(Mac @ Mar 27 2006, 06:39 PM)
C3200 I saw a couple of days ago kd85 has it in stock
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Soekris price 749 EUR + 21% Belgian VAT = 906 EUR total.

We sell new boxed C3200 for 684 EUR. VAT included. Shipping inside EU included.
European 220V Sharp mains and USB Host-cable included.
We have stocks (update 03/27/06).

Chris
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That is a remarkably good price. Way to go guys, for supporting the European embedded Linux market. I wish there were more companies in the US that were as proactive as you (Dynamix, with their ridiculously high "support" premiums, don't count).
raduga
QUOTE(darkage @ Mar 26 2006, 09:57 PM)
When I first saw the photos of the SL-3200 first reaction was, that two tone keyboard looks a bit ugly.  I think the 3100 is the best looking one so far even thou when I first saw it online I thought that was ugly too until I got it.  biggrin.gif

Who else thinks the 3200 looks a bit odd at first?
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I think it looks beautiful.

My favorite aesthetically (size, shape, mass, color pattern and layout)
is still the SL-C700, but the C3200 is close. Maybe even better.

C700 still wins on size, and weight though.
tapjpa
Just got mine a few days ago and I really like the way it looks, I like the silver lid better than the black of my C1K
starkruzr
C1000 ueber alles.
Snappy
I like the Akita I currently have ... why? It looks somewhat similar to my Averatec notebook with a dark colored top lid and silver sides. wink.gif

But I've never seen other clamshells in person, so I cannot really tell.

So far, I've been impressed with SHARP hardware, collie and Akita. Both have very solid feel to it. Reminds me of Germany precision engineer when I tested a VW Golf years back.
daniel3000
One thing that really annoys me is that my new C3100 has blue key descriptions on the black keyboard foil. I sometimes work in the dark, and then these key labels are almost invisible (Copy, Paste, ;, :, * etc.)
The C3000 was much better in that respect.

What about the C3200?

I've seriously considered building a combined C3000 / C3100 in order to combine the advantages. But what to do with the remaining parts? Not well sellable probably. ;-)

daniel
TRIsoft
Hi Daniel,
QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Jun 9 2006, 10:24 AM)
One thing that really annoys me is that my new C3100 has blue key descriptions on the black keyboard foil.

sorry, but this part of the keyboard is identical between the
3100 and the 3200 model.
Have a look at it here (SL-C3200):
http://www.trisoft.de/media/slc3200/SLC320...cht_schraeg.JPG
Sorry, it's a huge press-picture biggrin.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
Meanie
the c3200 looks pretty ugly on pictures, but then darkage showed me his 3200 and it actually looks pretty good. the silver finish actually looks alright up close and it immediately reminded me of a libretto. the 3200 really looks like a mini libretto if you take a second look and think about it. i tried taking a picture of the 3200 but it looked ugly on the picture. i guess the silver is too reflective and thus makes the c3200 not very photogenic. my verdict is, looks ugly on pictures but very good up close. it will fail in a career as a model unlike its brother the 3100 or the c1000 smile.gif
dinorex
i can post some comparative pics (SL-C3100 vs SL-C3200) from my blog, you guys can judge between them.. ph34r.gif






dinorex





Cyberdoc1971
I was tempted to but the C3200, but to me the silver finish makes it look cheap. I decided to loose 2GB and go with the classic black look of the C3100, which I have not been dissapointed.
speculatrix
from what I've read the 3100 is more over-clockable which gives it a technological edge over the 3200. Anyway, you're going to open it up and replace the itsy microdrive to the latest 20GB one, or even a 16GB compact flash card?!
Jon_J
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 26 2006, 03:41 AM)
Anyway, you're going to open it up and replace the itsy microdrive to the latest 20GB one, or even a 16GB compact flash card?!
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Where are there 16GB CF cards nowdays?
I've only seen 8GB ones.
EDIT: nevermind, I found a 16GB CF here:
http://www.noticias3d.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=573&pag=3
speculatrix
Samsung said long ago they'd be launching 16, 32 & 64 GB cards 2nd half of this year... but they'll probably be a tad expensive :-)
kahm
I don't like the look of the 3200 much. OTOH, I could be biased. I swapped the top on my 3100 with the one off of a 1000, so my 3100 is 98% black now, and looks better than any other Z smile.gif (Pic in my sig)

Of course, my 1000 looks a little strange with the silver top, but I don't carry it everyday, so I don't care tongue.gif
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