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Canon X MARK I PRO
07-09-2014, 08:32 PM (This post was last modified: 07-09-2014 08:35 PM by Tugdual.)
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Canon X MARK I PRO
[Image: X_Mark_I_Pro_Default_tcm14-944515.jpg]
Does any one knows this good looking little thing?
How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?
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07-09-2014, 09:49 PM
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(07-09-2014 08:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?

IIRC, it was discussed here already. Must be in the archives.

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07-09-2014, 09:58 PM (This post was last modified: 07-09-2014 10:03 PM by everettr.)
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Here is a better picture:
[Image: 81H%2BEUrNTlL._SL1500_.jpg]

It has about the same dimensions as a Pioneer. The manual is from April 2012, and is available here:
Canon X Mark 1 Pro Manual - PDF
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07-10-2014, 10:04 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2014 10:05 PM by jebem.)
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(07-09-2014 08:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  Does any one knows this good looking little thing?
How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?

It is indeed a nice looking low cost machine, that I may acquire one of these days to join my other kind of similar (features wise) Casio FX-991DE PLUS.

Here some info, including a review by Eddie for the American version (F-792SGA):
http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-1252.html

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07-11-2014, 09:53 PM (This post was last modified: 07-11-2014 09:56 PM by Tugdual.)
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(07-10-2014 10:04 PM)jebem Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 08:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  Does any one knows this good looking little thing?
How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?

It is indeed a nice looking low cost machine, that I may acquire one of these days to join my other kind of similar (features wise) Casio FX-991DE PLUS.

Here some info, including a review by Eddie for the American version (F-792SGA):
http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-1252.html
Oh thanks for mentioning this Jebem. Took me a while to see that the X-Mark and the F-792SGA are indeed very similar except for the look and the solar power. Really wonder how the keyboard feels because I don't trust those flat shiny plastic keys very much. Also, comparing Eddie's picture with those for the X-Mark, it looks like the X-Mark has a bigger and much better screen. But this could be just a picture thing. It is a pitty it cannot be seen anywhere around me. The calculator market looks quite down and nowadays you only find students calculators in super market (that might explain why the Prime is primarily for students).
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07-12-2014, 02:46 PM
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The screen looks nice, but can anyone confirm if its "paper white" as shown. I thought it would have the same greenish screen with dark blue pixels as similar Canon, Casio units...
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07-12-2014, 03:20 PM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2014 04:43 PM by jebem.)
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(07-12-2014 02:46 PM)CR Haeger Wrote:  The screen looks nice, but can anyone confirm if its "paper white" as shown. I thought it would have the same greenish screen with dark blue pixels as similar Canon, Casio units...

Well I don't have one, but I believe more in the photo here.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/151433606193702114/

And here:
http://yappa-sony.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-12-25

but maybe these ones are closer to the real thing?
http://androo.smugmug.com/Electronics/11...-XCSs88B/A
http://teamcoil.sp.u-tokai.ac.jp/calcula..._Pro-L.jpg
http://type-g.at.webry.info/201212/article_7.html

(07-11-2014 09:53 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  ... Really wonder how the keyboard feels because I don't trust those flat shiny plastic keys very much. Also, comparing Eddie's picture with those for the X-Mark, it looks like the X-Mark has a bigger and much better screen. But this could be just a picture thing...

I was reading what this Japanese review said about it, and they were not nice on Canon, as they claim that this calculator is more about good looks than anything else.

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07-12-2014, 04:54 PM
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(07-12-2014 03:20 PM)jebem Wrote:  
(07-12-2014 02:46 PM)CR Haeger Wrote:  The screen looks nice, but can anyone confirm if its "paper white" as shown. I thought it would have the same greenish screen with dark blue pixels as similar Canon, Casio units...

Well I don't have one, but I believe more in the photo here.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/151433606193702114/

And here:
http://yappa-sony.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-12-25

but maybe these ones are closer to the real thing?
http://androo.smugmug.com/Electronics/11...-XCSs88B/A
http://teamcoil.sp.u-tokai.ac.jp/calcula..._Pro-L.jpg
http://type-g.at.webry.info/201212/article_7.html

(07-11-2014 09:53 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  ... Really wonder how the keyboard feels because I don't trust those flat shiny plastic keys very much. Also, comparing Eddie's picture with those for the X-Mark, it looks like the X-Mark has a bigger and much better screen. But this could be just a picture thing...

I was reading what this Japanese review said about it, and they were not nice on Canon, as they claim that this calculator is more about good looks than anything else.
Yep, looks like this is a very well marketed product; your pictures were a cold shower.
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07-13-2014, 12:38 AM
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(07-09-2014 09:49 PM)walter b Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 08:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?

IIRC, it was discussed here already. Must be in the archives.

d:-)

Indeed it was discussed (although I'm not sure where to find it -- probably the old forum before the web site changed?) in the context of "What a lovely form factor -- wouldn't it be great to be able to repurpose this one a la WP34s with this Apple-like design" type analysis. I have not seen one for sale anywhere but Europe, certainly not the US or Australia. No idea whether the machinery is physically useful or whether the prettiness of the calculator is merely window dressing!
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07-13-2014, 05:20 PM (This post was last modified: 07-13-2014 06:04 PM by pito.)
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(07-09-2014 08:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote:  How are keyboard and screen? I find the design extremely attractive but not confident with actual keyboard comfort. Any review or testimonial?
A friend of mine got it, he even did a test I published here on this forum.
He says the keyboard is an average standard (or maybe a "cheaper one"), no clicks, membrane one, display standard average. The functionality is an average standard, nothing special. The calculator is a cheaper one (~25E, Edit: 22E incl VAT). What is above the average is the 18digits precision inside, he says (and the test result I published was better than the wp34s' in standard precision, btw).
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