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Timeless Regan Cheng Design

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Someone at the Sony Vaio division must love our beloved 600/800/1200XL.

 

The FZ Series looks a lot (in its color separation) like the classic Regan Cheng design:

 

Sony Vaio FZ Series Notebook PC

 

:cool:

 

I saw one of these at a Sony Style store, and even in person, the resemblance to the XL Ataris is uncanny.

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I can easily see the resemblance. Even the rightmost keys line up vertically like the function keys on a 600/800xl. Nice looking device.

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A nice XL mod would be to replace the white plastic parts with folded stainless steel sheet.

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And here's a successor to the 600xl

http://www.cybernetman.com/Default.cfm?DocId=602

 

Looks more like a TI99/4a.

 

Regards,

 

patjomki

 

I completely agree.

 

If the white section had been on top of the keyboard, this may have looked (somewhat) like a 600XL but not in its inverse position.

 

To get back to the Sony Vaio FZ Series, I tried one yesterday on location and it's a decent machine for what it is. if you can get it for cheap, it makes a nice lookalike XL Series ready for G2F and other modern Atari applications.

 

@ Rybags -> Great idea.

 

PA.

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