[Wolves] Zaurus LS-5600

wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri May 2 23:15:03 2003

Hi all,

I've been looking around for a Zaurus and it appears that the LS-5500 =
has been discontinued by Sharp. However the replacment the LS-5600 will =
be available at some point.  I would like to know what people think of =
it.  If you havn't already seen it a comparison can be seen here: =

The only differences seen the be the Processor, which is now an Intel =
400MHZ XScale and the memmory which is 32MB SDRAM instead of 64MB, but =
with 64MB Protected Flash as oppose to 16MB Flash ROM, oh it also has a =
mic and a mono speaker, the only bad point on the reviews I read on the =
Zaurus said it didn't have a speaker! (So now you can annoy people on =
the train by playing music at them.)

I assume that this device will be/is available in this country.  Do you =
think this is an improvment, and should I wait for the new model to come =
out (Dabs seem to be selling the SL-5500 cheap (=A3233) to clear the =
decks for the release of the new one, it isn't even listed in thier =
online catalog, just in the dead tree mailing.