Re: Ogo & New Deal!

Peter J. Claus (
Sat, 31 May 1997 06:58:22 -0700 (PDT)


Although many have said they would not sacrifice battery life for back-lit
screen, I would like to (for what little it is worth) put in my vote for a
back-lit OPTION: a toggle icon or something. There are just TOO MANY
occasion where the faint characters on the screen are not readable under
the given ambiant lighting condition.

Peter Claus

On Sat, 31 May 1997 wrote:

> Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 04:43:18 -0400 (EDT)
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> To: omnigolifelikemailinglist <>
> Subject: Re: Ogo & New Deal!
> Hi everyone,
> Chris wrote
> << I think that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Furthermore, long
> battery life would be reduced with back lighting and a faster processor,
> price would increase with a larger screen, more RAM, an external power
> supply adapter and faster processor. These are trade-offs. >>
> I agree - if the changes we would all love to see were to happen, the
> resulting price increase and reduced battery life would probably destroy it.
> I looked at the HP Windows CE machines at the London Windows 97 show in
> February and I like them very much - but the price is too high in Britain
> (#600+ for the 4mb version) and the other problems Chris mentioned,
> especially power consumption, are off-putting.
> Incidentally, the remaining stock of Omnigo 100's in the UK has been bought
> by Morgan Computers, who are currently selling them at #150+VAT. I understand
> they have quite a few, but I imagine that the price will drop as they try to
> clear them.
> Matt