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Kev2442

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Seing my early 2000's CRT next to my PC case made me wonder...
How well would a two-tone off-white/black case look like ?
Something along the lines of white lid and back, with black (or maybe a very dark gray) buttons, bezel and keyboard frame ?

...Yes, that could be named the PETra. :D
 

oskda

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For the fun of it I gave Blender another whirl to try out some coloring.. Once again a C64C-ish Pyra...
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I adore C64, but the color I really like in C64 isn't cream or pale cream (in C64c), but dark chocolate/brown like in original C64 keyboard :)





I think this DARK CHOCOLATE/BROWN color is so cool. Old but so cool :)

It is also similar to original HP-48SX, a very popular "pocket computer" (sold as advanced calculator, but really a pocket computer):




I don't like pale cream: it is messy (it gets dirty easily), no discreet, and no elegant. It is old but no cool, simply old in my opinion :(

Dark chocolate/brown is the opposite: hard-wearing, discreet, elegant :) and, contrary to black, it is a color with personality :) It is old but cool at the same time :)

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No image or colour looks better than the insides of the machine so it is futile to use any colour but transparent.
Transparent has no personality, usually it feels cheap, and worse: transparent color in a machine with a lot of LEDs from keyboard and powerful LEDs in other parts is really annoying, I would say it could be really irritating :)

On any case, 1st case run is transparent, so I suppose you can get it.
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My other option is really DARK grey, Charcoal:



I think it is much cooler than simply black.
 
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Akko

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My dad has one of those, it's awesome.
I managed to snag an HP-48G on eBay for a low price a few years ago. My dad has one and I had been looking for years because it's so awesome. When it arrived it turned out it was professionally upgraded to even more RAM XD
 

oskda

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My dad has one of those, it's awesome.
It is really awesome: it was sold as "Advanced Scientific Calculator", and it was, but it is a real pocket computer: you can program it in user RPL language, system RPL language (even more powerful) and machine-code or assembly language programming directly its Saturn CPU, an strange" CPU (used in a lot of HP products since HP-71b) with 4-bit memory access but addressing directly 512 KB (when most 8 bit CPU can't only address 64 kB), and with some 64-bit wide registers (where most 8-bit computers only have 8 or 16 bit registers) and 20-bit address registers :O

Even RPL language is special: some mix of LISP capabilities and a very advanced Forth.

It had 2 expansion slots for RAM/ROM memory cards (in original 48SX model and in 48GX model), and I/O by serial wire and infrared.

It was a very capable pocket computer (and real personal computer, when other pocket computes limited to BASIC language), with powerful capabilities and a very long battery life (even it uses 3 standard AAA batteries).

The sad part is that latest models (from HP-49 to 50) totally lost its great hardware quality (they were poorly designed in hard and manufactured by Chinese contractor).
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I managed to snag an HP-48G on eBay for a low price a few years ago. My dad has one and I had been looking for years because it's so awesome. When it arrived it turned out it was professionally upgraded to even more RAM XD
A good purchase :)

I own a complete collection of HP-48 models/cards/printer/cables... My favorite calculator of all time (really a pocket computer where you can program even in assembly).

Usually I use HP-48 emulator as calculator in PC and smartphone, and I hope to use that emulator in Pyra.
 

Akko

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A good purchase :)
Yes, definitely. Especially for the price! I just love RPN calculators. Takes some getting used to, but it's really handy. I keep my HP-48 at home though and got a Swissmicros DM15 that I keep in my backpack. Way smaller and less valuable ^^
 
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