If it’s going to be painted and there won’t be an option for an unpainted version...
Microsoft, a massive consumer products company, painted the Surface Pro 6 series in black and the thing literally flakes off if you run a nail over it. I don’t care how many promises are made about the paint matching the plastic, or being durabke....
It’s a niche enthusiast device. Why does everyone want this thing to look like Nintendo made it. That’s the whole point.
Hmm... these calculators have very very thick plastic cases. I wonder if the textured plastic hides flaws or if the thick plastic prevents them. (Or minimises them, I should say, because both my 48SX and my 48GX have (barely noticable) flaws in the plastic. And in your lower photo isn't there a semicircular flaw spanning the middle of the back?)
You'll have to wait for a second-generation CPU board for that...While I'd rather have the pyra faster
Some people think it is the best-looking calculator ever made. To my taste, that description applies to the 48GX with its grey plastics and purple and turquoise text on the keyboard!PD: I love original brown color in HP 48SX.
Some people think it is the best-looking calculator ever made. To my taste, that description applies to the 48GX with its grey plastics and purple and turquoise text on the keyboard!
A significant chunk of your desk? ... My 28s took up a significant chunk of my time! It nearly caused me to fail my first year of university: I'd stay up night-after-night programming on it and then go to my morning classes without having gone to bed yet. Yup, having two "pages" of keyboard was pretty awesome, but I never really took to the colour scheme. (It was a serious-looking calculator that might possibly be described as "handsome" but never as "beautiful".) Hmm... did I get a bit off topic?! Not only did it become a keyboard thread, and not even a Pyra keyboard thread.I prefer the HP 28s myself. Who doesn't love more keys and a clamshell device with a floppy double hinge? Fully open it took up a significant chunk of my desk during Chem-E classes.
That's why I'm taking my time THINKING about it, testing out the different options, weighing out the positive and negative aspects.
If you can ensure I'll get thousands of more happy customers if it looks like this, then I'm happy.
The issue is: A LOT of users (even niche enthusiast users) care a lot about the looks.
While I agree, I think @EvilDragon is concerned about starting to circulate "less than ideal" versions which may get a lot of initial media attention. It's that first impression that may be key to success.
I'm sure there could be a clear caveat to indicate that certain cases are pre-production issue ones...
Just start a initial small production run and call it a beta or something if you want to assuage the social media reviewers.
Hardware is essentially the same as my devboard... And that could handle all of it. Hell I did a lot of work using libre office on that OMAP5 devboard. I think all that is possible even right now out of gate.can I use libre office, can I play Debian Games , Solitär, Minesweeper etc??