DGT is making a new dedicated chess computer

wooksoon

Hello, 

I heard an interesting information to share, that DGT is making a new dedicated chess computer.

Prototype is revealed at Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse(ToysFair) 2018.

Using e-ink display, plastic pieces, and leds to show moves, etc.

It is going on market before Christmas, DGT said.

Looks quite decent in my opinion, isn't it?

One thing I worry about is price. DGT has always put a high price on its products.

What do you chess lovers think about that prototype?

 

http://forum.topschach.de/dgt-schachcomputer-t1159.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=TcuDxwuH4ig

PolarChess

I would recommend waiting until the second version is released once all the bugs are out of it!  I do not want to be the beta-tester.

Thanks for posting happy.png

kenardi

Music Video or intro to a new chess product?

kenardi
PolarChess wrote:

I would recommend waiting until the second version is released once all the bugs are out of it!  I do not want to be the beta-tester.

Thanks for posting 

 I would assume it has a USB connection and can receive software updates via computer/internet.  Or, it should.

kenardi

Anyone know how much?  Guess with the DGT name at least $1000 USD grin.png

 

Bfighter4935

I miss the old fashion chess computers with real chessmen.

Much better than playing on computers and ipads.

The only missing features was to be able to transfer saved game by USB, but in future model that could be a must-have ! Anyway I would be very interested in that kind of product.

tomdraug

I still have a Mephisto VI wooden chess computer with red LEDs and beautiful wooden chessmen. This is something!! 

ventudius

That board looks sexy. #chessp0rn. Will probably cost more than your house though. Can't see this being cheaper than the regular wooden versions used at tournaments.

htdavid

I like the board and the pieces, I think the LEDs look great.

 

I find the pawns a bit distracting, because there is something off about their proportions and something off about the gloss finish versus the semigloss of the rest of the set.

 

The board, I definitely like it... I am so used now to no see wires on stuff... how hard would it be to put a battery in it? that would be my main improvement suggestion on the board.

kenardi

DGT website / News / Revolutionary chess computer

http://www.digitalgametechnology.com/index.php/news/562-revolutionary-chess-computer

It will become available end of summer 2018.

Sixfingermagic

I just saw this yesterday at Toy Fair NYC. It is beautiful and lower in price compared to other models. Its made of plastic as opposed to the wood versions they have. Nonetheless, the board and pieces were very nice. One nice touch is that the computer recognizes your play and responds accordingly. What I mean by this, is the computer will see that you make some blunders or mistakes and would do the same in its game. In some sense, it would almost be like training against a similarly ranked player. 

 

 

 

DrChesspain
Sixfingermagic wrote:

I just saw this yesterday at Toy Fair NYC. It is beautiful and lower in price compared to other models. Its made of plastic as opposed to the wood versions they have. Nonetheless, the board and pieces were very nice. One nice touch is that the computer recognizes your play and responds accordingly. What I mean by this, is the computer will see that you make some blunders or mistakes and would do the same in its game. In some sense, it would almost be like training against a similarly ranked player. 

 

 

 

Do you know (or could you guestimate) the sizes of the squares and the Kings' height?

ffolkes
King height 95mm
ffolkes
= 3.74”
Bfighter4935
Panzercat a écrit :
Nothing beats playing on a board with a real set. You get the feeling you're doing something and I believe this actually improves both your play and your appreciation and understanding of the game. For this reason I always prefer 'proper' chess computers. This will probably be very expensive but if there's enough variety and strength in the programming it's a step in the right direction. There should be more 'stand alone' chess computers, not less.

100% agree

I own a quite old chess computer from my childhood. The board is small and the pieces looks cheap, but I prefer by far playing against it instead of Fritz on my PC.

The only disadvantage is the game sheet I must write down manually and then import manually in Fritz/ChessBase.

The dedicated computer DGT presented is a killer product. Many of us are waiting for an affordable tournament size e-board with modern features.

ventudius
htdavid schreef:

I like the board and the pieces, I think the LEDs look great.

 

I find the pawns a bit distracting, because there is something off about their proportions and something off about the gloss finish versus the semigloss of the rest of the set.

 

The board, I definitely like it... I am so used now to no see wires on stuff... how hard would it be to put a battery in it? that would be my main improvement suggestion on the board.

 

There's a battery charge icon on the screen, so one would asume it has a battery onboard. 

Also, I think it's highly likely that this board will work with DGT's wooden chess pieces.

ffolkes
$416.00 USD including the pieces. Not much less than the wooden set.
ffolkes
Still I want it :)
ffolkes
Ok $718 for the walnut board + pieces from DGT website. Difference in price is greater than I thought.
kenardi
Bfighter4935 wrote:
Panzercat a écrit :
Nothing beats playing on a board with a real set. You get the feeling you're doing something and I believe this actually improves both your play and your appreciation and understanding of the game. For this reason I always prefer 'proper' chess computers. This will probably be very expensive but if there's enough variety and strength in the programming it's a step in the right direction. There should be more 'stand alone' chess computers, not less.

100% agree

I own a quite old chess computer from my childhood. The board is small and the pieces looks cheap, but I prefer by far playing against it instead of Fritz on my PC.

The only disadvantage is the game sheet I must write down manually and then import manually in Fritz/ChessBase.

The dedicated computer DGT presented is a killer product. Many of us are waiting for an affordable tournament size e-board with modern features.

I just play Fritz in "friend mode" and use a real board and pieces.

 

The only advantage I can see to having one of these electronic boards is the ability to record your OTB blitz games for later review.

 

Price is a big issue... you don't want something so expensive you don't want to take it out to the coffee shop.