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What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
03-31-2014, 09:16 PM
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RE: What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
(03-31-2014 08:59 PM)Francois Lanciault Wrote:  I would go with the CASIO PB-1000.

Up to 40k memory.

Plus Touch screen :-)

Ability to program the unit in assembler. Everything is included in the computer, editor and assembler; no need to load or plug an external package. Very easy. The documentation is also very good.

It is not an HP pocket computer, but it still nevertheless a nice machine!
Yes, but except the awful touch screen.
I bought one PB-1000 new when it was new, and also invested in the 32K memory module. The PB-1000 has many interesting features, but the touch screen was a big disappointment. The touch segments are very big (no way to access a single pixel), and if you try using the touch option while the unit is standing on the desk, it will simply fall over and lays on the display cover, the keyboard facing into the sky;-)

And another typical weak point of many machines back then are the display hinges, which tend to break.

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