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Replacement for ER6100?
on 1 August 2017
If you are looking to replace your trusty ER6100, this model offers the same resources and more.
one easy to fit AAA battery instead of two CR2032s needing an instrument screwdriver.
Unit rests at an incline on a flat surface,
Numerals on keys are easier to read.
Increased key size suits banana fingers!
But it does have some irritating features.
At the entry point of DICT or THES the display is cluttered with HEADWORD and EXPLANATION, or HEADWORD and WORDFINDER, that actually delays entry of text resulting sometimes in the first or more characters being omitted.
We do not need to see this, we know what we are doing.
Or perhaps this is for the benefit of those whose second language is English.
Another irritation is highlighting words with a black band when scrolling a list. An underline as before made words much clearer to read.
Also, if a DICT /THES word is misspelled, there is no warning message, 'No Matches in Dictionary' (alerting a misspelling). It just follows with predictive answers that can be completely irrelevant.
Having begun using this model (alongside a workable ER6100), I am discovering the DICT is missing some definitions previously found in the ER6100.
For example, 6700 THES of Skin includes in 3/6, the words Hide and Pelt. These words in DICT/THES do not include an animals skin, hide or fleece (as they are in 6100).
Founder in DICT/THES does not include (of a ship) fill with water and sink.
Butt in DICT gives two definitions instead of four.
So, what other DICT words are missing?
My increasing opinion is the developers of the satisfying gold standard ER6100 have meddled with the software, provided a new casing and following Hutber's Law, produced a new model.
If the ER6700 had a hinged protective cover and tasteful styling like the ER6100, it would stand out as a 'top of the range' model, in my opinion.
Lastly, I would willingly pay double the price for another ER6100, despite the probability of the display deteriorating after some time.
Since buying the ER6700 four weeks ago I have ordered another one. For me it is invaluable regardless of the shortcomings.