@Jetengineweasel @kelbot yeah I like the monochromatic screen/graffiti area of that one too.

@requiem @Jetengineweasel
Its a tough call. The monochrome m500 has better visibility overall in all lighting conditions. The m515 has color which is nice. More memory and is still good without backlight in good lighting conditions. But it needs the backlight on in more situations and thus has shorter battery life.

@kelbot @requiem @Jetengineweasel I would prefer the left one (better battery life, better outdoors visibility - and I don't think that the early color screens are good - I have the Treo 90 and my eyes are not very compatible with the screen backlight).

But my view can be biased because I am the active Palm III (TRGpro) user ;-)

@jirka @kelbot @Jetengineweasel

I didn't realize one was color; yeah definitely go for black & white :)

@requiem @jirka @Jetengineweasel The game I had open was not a good example of using color, haha. The monochrome definitely has better visibility but the color one is still miles ahead of typical backlit tft displays in sunlight visibility.

@kelbot I played so much iRogue in high school classes that bored me on a IIIc my dad gave me because he didn't use it

@kl Was just remembering this post. systemstack.dev/2021/02/m5pape

Have you done anything interesting with your M5Paper? Also this line is great.

"... this thing could be similar to the Palm days, where things have to be sent to and from the device manually, it conjured up that joy for me: having a little handheld computer friend that kept track of things for me but didn’t have the ability to show me push notifications from Taco Bell." :-D

@kelbot Hey thanks! I haven’t really done much with it yet at all, as I got really into Plan 9 right after that and all my computer hobby brain bandwidth has been used up by that since. I still want to come back to it, though. I have a Handspring Visor I bought for inspiration but you guys are making me want an m500 as well.

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