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Lancelot Page Icon Posted 2020-10-01 8:41 AM
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Just received a delivery from the UK today and I am stoked.
I purchased on eBay a working Compaq 2930A along with docking station and most importantly.... the DATA cable... YAY.
When I had a look on the underside of the device I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a 2010C, with built in modem, not the 2015C I was expecting. The power plug is a Sony 6v UK version so that will go into recycling.
Also, along with the 2930A was an Olivetti DaVinci and Palm M100 PDA, both working. Not sure what I shall do with these yet...

But the most surprising thing to me is that I was the only bidder and I picked up the lot for only $18 (£ 10), postage + Tax was about $60 from UK to AUS. So, for $70 this is a nice little bargain.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2020-10-01 12:48 PM
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Nice little haul
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ken680428 Page Icon Posted 2020-10-14 5:13 PM
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I bought off of eBay a Compaq 2930A that has a builtin modem as well. But it is not portable because no battery was included just a cover for the proprietary NiMH battery (not included) and had a broken left hinge. I fixed the hinge with a soldering iron and found a compatible adapter. So it is a desk only machine. Later on I bought a Casio Cassiopeia A-11 but it's touchscreen was not working so it is either a parts machine or a future repair. I then found a Compaq C140 with carrying case. That one is working perfectly and is now my everyday carry device. By the way the A-11 had CE 2.0 in it, and the C140 had CE 1.0 in it. I swapped the modules and now my C140 has CE 2.0. I already knew this would work because the C140 is just a rebadged A-11 made for Compaq by Casio.

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torch Page Icon Posted 2020-10-23 6:57 AM
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Good memories with the C-Series - that was my first H/PC - I had the 2010c gosh I hated the keyboard on that thing hahaha. I also had the Velo 1, 360LX and one of the Velo PSPCs.
I loved the monochrome devices though.

I wish I had tried out the Casio. The one "H/PC" that I always was fascinated by was C:Amie's review for the IBM Workpad thing. That thing looked like a beast
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I loved the monochrome devices though.



I'm glad it's not only me today still having a soft spot for monochrome devices, ... and AA batteries.
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I loved the monochrome devices though.



I'm glad it's not only me today still having a soft spot for monochrome devices, ... and AA batteries.


Count me in! So much so that I was even looking for an ARM-based machine that took AA batteries, but wound up finding nothing
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torch Page Icon Posted 2020-10-23 8:42 PM
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I know, that would have been the perfect device - like a Jornada 708 that was monochrome

I wish I had fonder memories of my 2010c. Did the keyboards on the later C-Series improve upon the one on that?
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Good memories with the C-Series - that was my first H/PC - I had the 2010c gosh I hated the keyboard on that thing hahaha. I also had the Velo 1, 360LX and one of the Velo PSPCs.


Slight correction, torch: the Philips Palm-size PC series was called the Nino.
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Monochrome devices can be a joy to use. I particularly enjoy the construction of the Cassiopeia A-11. The keyboards make it extremely difficult to type anything lengthy on them, though.
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I used to have a Mobile Pro 400. That was good device. The keyboard was a little bit not my style, but I guess most Handheld PCs from that area were like that.
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Agree. The earliest HPCs and Palmtop PCs use the same keyboard design intended for calculators and electronic dictionaries, practically undermining their more advanced functionalities (being advertised as "PC companion" or "computer extender" compared with those devices.
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