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Re:Two models of Alexandra?
« on: June 6, 2005, 08:45AM »
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Quote from: Robert Weck on June  6, 2005, 07:53AM   

.com is not their official website anymore; when you go to www.excaliburelectronics.com, you will be redirected to www.excaliburelectronics.net...

It seems that http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/pricelist.html is outdated.


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You're correct as usual Robert. But if you want to get some info on older models, like PDF manuals, they're hosted on the .COM site.
Example: http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/manuals.html, http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/saberlv.html, can't be found on the .NET address. At least I couldn't find them using the search box on the .NET site.

Maybe we should start downloading everything from there

BTW, does anybody know of other companies who used to have a website? (like Tasc.nl)?

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Re:Two models of Alexandra?
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Quote from: Ismenio on June  6, 2005, 05:35AM   

Aha! Great catch Robert! Thanks! Do you of any differences in the program?

IIRC they are both rated at 2000 USCF (by Excalibur!  ) so I think they should be around 1600 SSDF (or less)

Sorry, but I can't say anything about the older (sorry, Alexandra! ) version as I only own A. The Great!

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I don't get Excalibur. You can't find some info on their site and yet they still list the cancelled Talking Robotic Chess in one of their price list. What gives?

http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/pricelist.html

.com is not their official website anymore; when you go to www.excaliburelectronics.com, you will be redirected to www.excaliburelectronics.net...

It seems that http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/pricelist.html is outdated.


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Re:Two models of Alexandra?
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Aha! Great catch Robert! Thanks! Do you of any differences in the program?

I don't get Excalibur. You can't find some info on their site and yet they still list the cancelled Talking Robotic Chess in one of their price list. What gives?

http://www.excaliburelectronics.com/pricelist.html

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Re:Two models of Alexandra?
« Reply #3 on: June 6, 2005, 02:30AM »
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Hi Ismenio,


Quote from: Ismenio on June  3, 2005, 05:28PM   

I have the regular Excalibur Alexandra, which can be seen on Excalibur's site (a cheap plastic chess computer):

You have "Alexandra The Great" and the other one is her(?) predecessor which is only called "Alexandra". It seems to have a display with only one line (if the picture has not been manipulated); A. the Great has a two line display as you know! 


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« Reply #4 on: June 4, 2005, 06:07AM »
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Thanks for the link Tom! That was a great article you wrote. Interesting how recycling works

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Re:Two models of Alexandra?
« Reply #5 on: June 3, 2005, 05:42PM »
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Very good observation, Ismenio! It's one of Excalibur's familiar types. Their "Squire" computer had the same appearance:

They must have thought "Saitek survived in this way, so why shouldn't we?"

By the way, for the same theme: http://www.xs4all.nl/~tluif/weblog/05APR05.html

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I have the regular Excalibur Alexandra, which can be seen on Excalibur's site (a cheap plastic chess computer):



But now I just saw this model of the same computer. I can't even find it on Excalibur's. Has anyone seen this variant before?

http://www.digitalgiftstore.com/909.html



It looks like they dressed Alexandra using a Saber IV casing:



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