My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Discussion around the Swiss Micros DM42 calculator.
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akaTB
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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by akaTB » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Walter wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:58 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Walter wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:55 pm
1 + (Edit: white print is used for the alphabet already, so you have this color available at zero cost)
That must be a subtle difference between the beta units and the production units (I don't have a production unit). The alphabet on my key bezel is yellow.
That must be a subtle difference between various beta units (I don't have a production unit). The alphabet on my key bezel is white and I'm happy with this choice.
My beta is yellow too.
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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by pyridine » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 pm

Alphabet and "ON" is yellow on my production unit... I suppose the complete batch has the same bezel.

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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by rprosperi » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:57 pm

pyridine wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Alphabet and "ON" is yellow on mine... I suppose the complete batch has the same bezel.
Unfortunately, the photo is too small to see much detail, and the bottom row is chopped-off, but thanks anyhow.

I'd guess all production units (so far) are the same.
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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by pyridine » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 pm

Sorry, the picture was cropped to square miniature by the forum... I have edited my message, to add the picture as an attrachment - I hope you can see it now.

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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by gruensucher » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:21 pm

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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by Olaf » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:38 pm

pyridine wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Alphabet and "ON" is yellow on my production unit... I suppose the complete batch has the same bezel.

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Your EXIT key is as strange as mine (EX letters not aligned...).
Let's consider it gives a particular personality to our calcs...
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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by rprosperi » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:31 pm

pyridine wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Sorry, the picture was cropped to square miniature by the forum... I have edited my message, to add the picture as an attrachment - I hope you can see it now.
Yes, this is MUCH better, thank you for the effort to do this, twice, for us impatient folks.

The font for the labels (much discussed during early beta) is bolder and seems to be easier to read in the photo.

On the beta units, the "E" in EXIT was a bit tilted, but it seems even more so in the production unit.

Thanks again for sharing!
--bob p

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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by Over_score » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:22 am

pyridine wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:16 pm
The most annoying part is the pouch, it is so tight I cannot put the calculator back into it... I am using my old HP11C as a nug fit to "loosen" up the pouch...
Same very little issue here...
I used my old HP42S to "loosen" up the pouch and used the 42S pouch for the DM42 in the mean time.
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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by pyridine » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Olaf wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Your EXIT key is as strange as mine (EX letters not aligned...).
Let's consider it gives a particular personality to our calcs...
Indeed the "E" of "EXIT" is off balance.... I suppose this makes a collector's piece ! :D

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Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Post by Walter » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:39 pm

Walter wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:55 pm
zooropa1844 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 pm
... then the ON should be written in white to keep the color logic of the keyboard. It's kind of misleading to picture it in yellow.
1 + (Edit: white print is used for the alphabet already, so you have this color available at zero cost)
Sorry, I was mislead by poor lighting and obviously wishful thinking: I've to correct myself - actually all prints on the keyplate are yellow so far. For sake of easy, intuitive operation this should not be - at least two colours are needed: yellow for the shifted labels and white for the unshifted (ON and all characters accessible in alpha input mode). I suggest putting this modification on the agenda for next batch.
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