|Cosmetic comparison of early HP 35s with recent HP35s|
Message #1 Posted by Seth Morabito on 16 Oct 2007, 12:28 a.m.
I finally opened the HP 35s that I received at HHC 2007. It's a very recent production unit, SN: CNA 73400663. It was made 13 weeks after my other HP 35s was produced, so I wanted to compare the two and see if there were any differences.
Both report having ROM version 1, so I don't think (nor did I expect) that there are any operational differences.
I do note that the printing is a bit clearer and bolder on the newer 35s. It's fairly noticeable on the yellow labels especially. They're more readable in my opinion.
The biggest change I notice is that the key click is definitely firmer on the new 35s. The old one has a softer click, like the 41C. The newer one has a very definite "click", more like a 12C's keys, or so it seems to my fingers.
Totally minor and insignificant changes, but somewhat interesting to a nosy fellow like me. (Also, apparently I have too much time on my hands, despite my workplace's best efforts)
Edited: 16 Oct 2007, 12:30 a.m.