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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2005, 09:43:52 am »
is there a relatively cheap place to get a C7 or C8 series? I would prefer that it not be used, like the 5500's on ebay. Is the C7/8 series better than the 5500? Thoughts?
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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2005, 10:48:49 am »
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is there a relatively cheap place to get a C7 or C8 series? I would prefer that it not be used, like the 5500's on ebay. Is the C7/8 series better than the 5500? Thoughts?
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PriceJapan or Conics (perhaps brando (shop.brando.com.hk) )

IMHO, the best ratio Quality/Price/nb_of_Distros is the C860.
with Accesories : small battery  (from the C750) and you have all the cxK can do with the thinner clamshell.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2005, 12:01:38 pm »
the C8 series does not to the flip screen does it? It's just a clamshell? How difficult to use is the straigh clamshell? I like the idea of a stylus.
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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2005, 12:15:15 pm »
Every clamshell model has a flipscreen.

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« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2005, 12:26:10 pm »
so, I can get a used SL-C860 for $499, and a C1000 for $505, how does that work? How's the C700?
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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2005, 12:50:53 pm »
The specs for these devices aren't a closely guarded secret.  The 700 has about half the memory of the 860.  Not a very good deal, IMO.

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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2005, 05:10:58 pm »
I got a 760 early this year as a way to get a C-series for under $500.  Practically speaking all you give up with the older C-series is USB host.

But the gap between a 760 and a 1000 from a vendor is dwindling.

If you want to get a cheap C-series be PATIENT!  Watch the for sale posts on this site.

These posters are usually willing to take a little less to avoid ebay and know their z is staying within the community.

You usually also get some extras in the deal that can significantly increase the cost if you buy them retail (for example wi-fi, bluetooth, memory, extra batteries, cases, etc).

If you are patient I think you can get a SL-5500 for around $100 or a 760 or 860 for around $400 (including accessories).

I would also not recommend 700 or 750.  They are hobbled in terms of specs compared to the relatively slight premium for a 760.
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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2005, 06:50:23 pm »
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If you are patient I think you can get a SL-5500 for around $100 or a 760 or 860 for around $400 (including accessories).
I can't speak for the Cx60 series, but the SL-5500 was HORRIBLE at battery life.  With a low power wifi card, I could get about 40 minutes, max.  The 5600 doubled battery life.

With my C3000 I easily get 4+ hours of wifi use.  

But the poor battery life of the 5500 made it pretty unusable, unless plugged in.

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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2005, 09:13:40 pm »
alright, It's looking like I'm going w/ either the C860 or the C1000. Probably the C1k, cuz I can get it new, and cuz of the usb host. Other thoughts? how's the battery life on the C1k, w/ wifi used sometimes? Is the stylus metal(as opposed to the cheap feeling plastic kind)? What about a case for it?
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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2005, 11:44:28 pm »
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alright, It's looking like I'm going w/ either the C860 or the C1000. Probably the C1k, cuz I can get it new, and cuz of the usb host. Other thoughts? how's the battery life on the C1k, w/ wifi used sometimes? Is the stylus metal(as opposed to the cheap feeling plastic kind)? What about a case for it?
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C1K battery is very good...I haven't tested a full drain w/ wifi, but have run my Symbol card for over 1 hr on battery.  The stylus is plastic, but replacements are fairly cheap if you want the aluminum ones.  

As for cases, check out the 'Accessories' and the C3000/C1000 model specific forums.  Lots of suggestions there.  I had ordered a custom fit neoprene case via thepouch.co.uk, but was waiting over a month for it to arrive before I finally cancelled the order.  So, I got a Quantaray camera case I picked up at a Ritz Camera for $10.  Fits my C1k very snug with drawstring top and velcro flap, plus a front pouch that holds lots of accessories.  ...and a belt loop...

Also, keep checking the For Sale/Wanted forum on this site...you can get some good deals there if you don't mind gently used stuff.  qdog has his C1k posted there right now, I believe.

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« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2005, 10:25:38 am »
ok, it may be a while before I end up getting a zaurus, I'm 16 and I need to save for college as well. Right now, it looks like I can get a new C1k on ebay for $477, buyitnow. Any other thoughts on vendors? I would prefer a new one, but a good condition used wouldn't cause me to look elsewhere. Thanks.
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« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2005, 09:51:26 pm »
ok, I'm getting antsy for a PDA. I'm feeling like I don't need a USB host. Is the screen really that much worse on the 5500? Any ideas as to where to find battery extenders? Sites giving a comparison between the 2 screens? Other thoughts?
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« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2005, 10:13:50 pm »
16?  Ya get a 5500.  If you make use of it, then you can dream of a clamshell later.
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« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2005, 10:31:05 pm »
lol, thanks...I think. Thoughts on the battery life? That's the biggest factor to me. I'd like to be able to tinker with it for a while, without having it die on me. I would like to be able to use wifi for a while, but not 100% of the time
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2005, 11:36:26 am »
Use it with light set at medium, and be careful when setting it high when need it to remember to lower light when you don't, and it will last for several hours of NOT intensive use.
WIFI? Best thing you can do is to get a car adapter, travel adapter, battery extender and any other kind of energy supply to keep it alive.  
I've got all mentioned and power is no big deal now.

The batt extender I made it myself, but you can buy one. Take a walk on the forums and you'll find many providers.
You'll find how to make one yourself too.
It's easy to make, but maybe you'll be using it faster if you buy it and besides, you won't save one buck if you make it yourself... It's worth just for entertainment, IMHO.  
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