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News from Swissmicros!
09-17-2015, 09:45 PM
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News from Swissmicros!
A new 15C clone: buttons and real size.

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09-17-2015, 09:55 PM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
Michael says the next one will be the 41 clone...

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09-17-2015, 10:02 PM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
Just ordered one unit from Swiss Micro.

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09-18-2015, 01:21 AM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
(09-17-2015 09:45 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  A new 15C clone: buttons and real size.

Oh boy, a size I can actually use!

Just placed order.

Thanks for heads-up Massimo!

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09-18-2015, 02:04 AM (This post was last modified: 09-18-2015 02:05 AM by Katie Wasserman.)
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It looks great, but I wonder if this is going to finally push HP to give them a legal fight?

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09-18-2015, 06:22 AM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
Yes, great. I'm waiting for a DM-71B !!

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09-18-2015, 07:15 AM
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(09-18-2015 02:04 AM)Katie Wasserman Wrote:  It looks great, but I wonder if this is going to finally push HP to give them a legal fight?

I heard in the news this morning the HP lay off 30'000 employees (FYI: last year this number was 50'000!!!) - I think the era of real calculators never will comes again...

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09-18-2015, 07:24 AM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
Looks good! As displayed on the screen it seems to be a φ-sized machine as the original.
I hope the keyboard is better than on my DM-15CC.
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09-18-2015, 08:58 AM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
Excellent news, Massimo.
Grazie tanti!

But for 121 Euros shipped to Portugal, I believe one can find the original HP model in good condition for similar cost.
Still, I'm tempted to go ahead and buy one, just to increase my collection, but to do that I have to deal with my controller (meaning my other half).

On a more positive note, if Swissmicros can do it, why on earth is so hard to get the vapourware 43S hardware built in the same way and cost?

However I'm not sure about the keys labeling quality in the Swissmicro. Does anyone know what method are they using to have the labeling deployed on the keys?

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09-18-2015, 10:00 AM
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RE: News from Swissmicros!
I'll wait for feedback on how good the buttons are before I order one.
I bought a silver edition one after they anounced the keyboard has become better. And in my opinion this was only marginal.
But maybe this time they managed to get a good keyboard feel. In which case I might be tempted to buy one Smile The buttons of my every day 15c are actually wearing down by now - but still feel very good.
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09-18-2015, 10:12 AM
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(09-18-2015 08:58 AM)jebem Wrote:  Still, I'm tempted to go ahead and buy one, just to increase my collection, but to do that I have to deal with my controller (meaning my other half).

This time I will wait for the 41 (my favourite one!) clone: in the past I already ordered their whole line and more... And we have similar controllers! ;)

(09-18-2015 08:58 AM)jebem Wrote:  However I'm not sure about the keys labeling quality in the Swissmicro. Does anyone know what method are they using to have the labeling deployed on the keys?

I don't really know. Visually it looks good, I don't have any idea about durability.

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09-18-2015, 11:26 AM
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Holy crap. Anxiously awaiting a 16C...
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09-18-2015, 01:24 PM
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(09-18-2015 11:26 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Holy crap. Anxiously awaiting a 16C...

+1

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09-18-2015, 02:29 PM (This post was last modified: 09-18-2015 02:30 PM by Gerson W. Barbosa.)
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(09-18-2015 07:24 AM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Looks good! As displayed on the screen it seems to be a φ-sized machine as the original.

I won't buy, unless it is also π-sized Smile
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09-18-2015, 02:40 PM
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(09-18-2015 06:22 AM)J-F Garnier Wrote:  Yes, great. I'm waiting for a DM-71B !!

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09-18-2015, 03:04 PM (This post was last modified: 09-18-2015 10:49 PM by Dave Frederickson.)
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(09-18-2015 06:22 AM)J-F Garnier Wrote:  Yes, great. I'm waiting for a DM-71B !!

J-F

+1, with FRAM71 features!

(09-18-2015 11:26 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Holy crap. Anxiously awaiting a 16C...

In the mean time, flash it with the DM-16 firmware and make an overlay.

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09-18-2015, 04:24 PM
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(09-18-2015 03:04 PM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  
(09-18-2015 06:22 AM)J-F Garnier Wrote:  Yes, great. I'm waiting for a DM-71B !!

J-F

+1, with FRAM71 features!

(09-18-2015 11:26 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Holy crap. Anxiously awaiting a 16C...

In the mean time, flash it with the 16C firmware and make an overlay.

Dave

Dave,

You should be able to convert it to an HP-16, HP12C, or HP-11C.

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09-18-2015, 05:43 PM
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(09-18-2015 04:24 PM)Namir Wrote:  Dave,

You should be able to convert it to an HP-16, HP12C, or HP-11C.

Namir

A 10C or, maybe, even a 41C.

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09-18-2015, 06:36 PM
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(09-18-2015 11:26 AM)Dave Britten Wrote:  Holy crap. Anxiously awaiting a 16C...

I certainly second that!

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09-18-2015, 09:53 PM
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(09-18-2015 02:04 AM)Katie Wasserman Wrote:  It looks great, but I wonder if this is going to finally push HP to give them a legal fight?

Let's hope not. Michael & co are finding ways to make some interesting stuff.
The real money is in ink cartridges anyway.
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