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Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:19 pm
by keithdalby
Of course I'd like it, and I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but I'm not going to stress myself out over it anymore.

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:11 am
by H2X
Going out on a limb here, and ducking... :-)

I might buy it too, but I would not like to give up the display.

The logical consequence is to increase the height to make room for it. The TI 92 and Voyage 200 calculators have large screens. In other words, are we discussing a landscape (width > height) form factor, or a HP Voyager lookalike?

It seems to me that one of these roads are blocked.

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
by keithdalby
Just throwing ideas out into the void: what about a credit card sized portrait DM42? Similar dimensions to the other credit card sized models, but portrait, small screen (of the same resolution), completely compatible with the DM42 - but smaller?

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 am
by grsbanks
keithdalby wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Just throwing ideas out into the void: what about a credit card sized portrait DM42? Similar dimensions to the other credit card sized models, but portrait, small screen (of the same resolution), completely compatible with the DM42 - but smaller?
Given the screen-to-keyboard proportions, I think the keys would be far too small. You'd need a microscope to see the writing on the keyboard :lol:

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am
by Walter
keithdalby wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Just throwing ideas out into the void: what about a credit card sized portrait DM42? Similar dimensions to the other credit card sized models, but portrait, small screen (of the same resolution), completely compatible with the DM42 - but smaller?
Personally, I think the credit card sized calcs are nice toys, not serious tools. Toys are beyond the spec of the DM42 IIRC. YMMV.

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 am
by akaTB
keithdalby wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Just throwing ideas out into the void: what about a credit card sized portrait DM42? Similar dimensions to the other credit card sized models, but portrait, small screen (of the same resolution), completely compatible with the DM42 - but smaller?
How could it be completely compatible with less keys and a smaller display?

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:52 pm
by keithdalby
Walter wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am
keithdalby wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Just throwing ideas out into the void: what about a credit card sized portrait DM42? Similar dimensions to the other credit card sized models, but portrait, small screen (of the same resolution), completely compatible with the DM42 - but smaller?
nice toys, not serious tools
Possibly, but my DM-15 fits into my shirt pocket with ease and I use it all the time on-the-go, but my DM42 is just too large for that. Even a landscape model the size of the DM1XL would have the same weakness of being too large, being about the same size as the DM42.

I don't know, it's fun to think about these things.

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 pm
by WillMarchant
I'd buy a credit card sized DM42...

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:39 pm
by H2X
WillMarchant wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 pm
I'd buy a credit card sized DM42...
Cash? ;)

Re: Landscape DM42?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:38 pm
by toml_12953
H2X wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:39 pm
WillMarchant wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 pm
I'd buy a credit card sized DM42...
Cash? ;)
Cash? Cash, cash...hmm. I seem to remember that's something people used to use in the old days. Y'know like 8-track tapes, audio cassettes or CDs. I'll have to google it.