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Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 review

Aug 25, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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It looks like a laptop for Silicon Valley Barbie, but Sharp's Zaurus SL-C760 is no toy, according to a review published at Brighthand. While Sharp does not market the device in the U.S., Americans can buy one for approximately $750 from target=”_new”>Dynamism, theKompany or another company specializing in technology imports. Dynamism and theKompany also do some internationalization/translation work on the products they import.

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Noteworthy features include:

  • 3.7-inch TrueColor VGA (640×480 resolution with 65,000 colors) display
  • PXA255 400Mhz XScale processor
  • 62MB of RAM, 128MB of Flash ROM
  • SD/MMC and CompactFlash slots
  • Screen pivots to convert from landscape laptop to portrait Webpad
  • Software featuring/including:
    • Linux
    • Trolltech Qtopia
    • Samba (shows up in Windows Net Hood)
    • Email
    • Word document reader from HancomLinux
    • Music player
    • Voice recorder
    • Video player
    • Calendar, addressbook, to-do list, calculator, etc
    • Can run Java applets

The review offers a lot of feedback from real-world use, and shows what may lie ahead for U.S. consumers.

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