Improved DM41X keyboard

Discussion about the new DM41X calculator
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by rprosperi » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:34 pm

Walter wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Walter wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:05 pm

Will this design affect the DM42 as well, i.e. will also the DM42 be allowed to profit from it?
Yes. Profit indeed. :D
I appreciate it. Is there anything like a schedule?
Yes, there is.

It's contents should be clear very soon... 8-)
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by Walter » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Walter wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Is there anything like a schedule?
Yes, there is.

It's contents should be clear very soon... 8-)
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by rprosperi » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:32 am

Walter wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Thanks. Looking forward to seeing it.
I was initially going to reply with Jerry Pournelle's famous "Real Soon Now", but then decided that wasn't appropriate at all as that typically means that it actually isn't real soon now... ;)
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by Dave Britten » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:10 pm

That looks really promising! The DM42 keyboard is the only thing keeping me on my 42S.

Has anyone had a chance to measure the key activation force, like we were doing over here for various models?

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-15617.html

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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by rprosperi » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:43 pm

Dave Britten wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:10 pm
That looks really promising! The DM42 keyboard is the only thing keeping me on my 42S.

Has anyone had a chance to measure the key activation force, like we were doing over here for various models?

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-15617.html
I've been too busy testing and using it to make time to measure it, but you're gonna love it. :!:

For subjective feel, think 41 keyboard - although the key travel is a bit less, it still feels remarkably similar; to my ears and fingers, it's a bit closer to a 41 than a 42, but these are just shades of a very lovely grey...
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by Dave Britten » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:49 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Dave Britten wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:10 pm
That looks really promising! The DM42 keyboard is the only thing keeping me on my 42S.

Has anyone had a chance to measure the key activation force, like we were doing over here for various models?

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-15617.html
I've been too busy testing and using it to make time to measure it, but you're gonna love it. :!:

For subjective feel, think 41 keyboard - although the key travel is a bit less, it still feels remarkably similar; to my ears and fingers, it's a bit closer to a 41 than a 42, but these are just shades of a very lovely grey...
Now that sounds fantastic. I think the 41C keyboard has just about the nicest feeling keys of any calculator, so if they've gotten close to that, I imagine I'll love it (and end up buying a new-and-improved DM42 too).

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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by HPMike » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:42 pm

I just placed an order for the new DM41X, and if the keyboard is that much better than on my old DM42 which I bought nearly three years ago, then maybe I'll buy a new one.
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by fjhdavid » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:23 pm

Hi,

Does it mean that all "production" dm41X will get the enhanced keyboard?

thanks
François

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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by grsbanks » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:27 pm

fjhdavid wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Does it mean that all "production" dm41X will get the enhanced keyboard?
It does, yes. The keyboard was re-designed specifically for the DM41X and the more recent DM42 takes advantage of it.
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Re: Improved DM41X keyboard

Post by fjhdavid » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:30 pm

I ordered it on sunday! :D

I can't wait!!!!!

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