|Re: 33s attributes|
Message #5 Posted by Paul Brogger on 6 Oct 2003, 4:46 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eric Lundgren
6: More (program) memory!
About the two-line display: It'll be great IF it performs something like the 42s handles two lines: occasionally one line for menus, otherwise two lines for program browsing, X & Y stack lines, etc. If they haven't carried two-line behavior into the 32S/SII base code, then the second line probably won't mean much. (Formula entry is o.k., but let's have a full-featured two-line interface!) I suspect you're thinking I worry too much, and you're right: I don't have anything to go on beyond the product sheet and the picture, but let's just say I'm concerned . . .
With regard to menus, I prefer the 32s over the sII, as it has more of the functions buried in menus and not committed to the keyboard, leaving the 32s' front clean and simple. The 33s apparently wears its features on its sleeve rather than discreetly tucked away inside, and consequently its already funny-shaped keyboard is further degraded with generally useless clutter.
OOooops! This was supposed to be about the positives! Sorry!
(Hey, I'm pre-ordered, and in that sense, committed to at least give it a try . . . )