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Are the latest 50g cheaply made?
06-07-2014, 11:57 AM
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RE: Are the latest 50g cheaply made?
(06-05-2014 09:46 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  They are still the same and manufactured with the same standards and methods. However, molds for injection do wear out over time and it would not surprise me if some of them are getting quite old which means the tolerances aren't as tight as they once were.

I bought a 50g in 2007 and a second one for my son in 2009. The 2009 screen was definitely different. It had a lower contrast with a slightly reddish tint that made it more difficult to read. No amount of adjusting the contrast could make it as good at the 2007 model. (The 2007 50g screen looked the same as a 49g+ screen from 2004.)

I remember this issue was raised on comp.sys.hp48
( In spite of the assurances that the screens were all the same, I can say with certainty that they were not.

With the 50g's dropping prices, I've been considering getting another one as a backup. Can anybody confirm whether the 2014 screens still have the slight reddish tint, or was it just a temporary issue?

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Are the latest 50g cheaply made? - eried - 06-05-2014, 06:29 PM
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