|I picked up my 32SII today! Joy.|
Message #1 Posted by Jeremy on 28 Mar 2003, 9:21 p.m.
I just got back from the Post Office to pick this up. There are some great things about it and some others that are not so great.
1. Nice keyboard layout
2. Conversion features are so easy and accessible! Nice.
3. Easy to read dot-matrix display
1. Viewing angle on display is a bit finnicky. compared to my 48G, you have to get it right. Fortunately, most of the time it just happens. Maybe they knew what they were doing after all...
2. No manual. Can anyone help me with this? Maybe lend me yours to photocopy and return to you? Possibly send me an electronic copy or a link to where I might find one? I checked HPs site, and they don't have it in English; only Spanish and some other language. (That is part of how I got it for the bargain price of $130.)
3. The case is not held together with screws. After I got my hp 45, I was under the impression that HPs were well built and meant to be serviced, if necessary. Then I got my 48G. No screws, and reading articles about having to slice through plastic posts to take it apart without bending the aluminum front panel was disappointing. Now, I have the 32SII, and it is the same story. A snap-together chassis, and if you haven't had one apart before, you will have to guess as to how to do it without damaging things.
I can't be sure of anything at this point, but I think that all of my future HPs will be older LED models. When I was working on my HP 45, I really appreciated how nicely everything was made and how easy it was to get to things. I'm afraid that is not so with the newer models. :(
In the meantime, fear not! I will give you more impressions as I learn more about it. I'm sure you're all waiting with baited breath, right? ;)