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Thread: Bernina 500 Series

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    Hi Guys,

    Any news on the new Bernina's from your side of the pond yet?

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    I have seen pics on the Yahoo group. It is a combo of the 4 and 600 series. Only one has embroidery, but it includes some of the features of the 830, like virtual positioning of the design.

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    Hi Nursie,

    Which yahoo group?

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    Hi Nursie,

    Which yahoo group?

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    The group with this name:

    430_440_630_640_730

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    Thank you!

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    What I've heard so far: only the 580, which has 9mm stitch width, will have embroidery capabilities, with a module. The 530 and 550QE, will have 5.5mm stitch width. The machines look very similar to the 3 series, except that the 5 series is full-sized and the 3 series are 3/4 sized. The 430, 440, and 640 are to be discontinued.

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    They look nice. I'd have thought they'd make a larger harp on these though...

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    One of our employees who has an 830 and a 440 and absolutely loves them both, sewed on the 550 at Bernina University. She told me " I think I just may be trading in my 440!" She was very impressed with the machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCQuilts
    " I think I just may be trading in my 440!"
    I think a lot of people are hoping she (and others) do exactly that! :wink:
    The trickle down effect.

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    After much poking about, I have found a .pdf with the specs for the new 500 series.

    You have to let the thing load, then go to page 2, then back to page one to see the charts.

    http://www.itsastitchonline.com/misc...580Machine.pdf

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    The new series is supposed to be available in the Fall. I'm planning to get a 440. The QE that replaces this is going to be over $4000, effectively taking it totally out of my price range primarily due to the embroidery features that I do not need.

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    The 550 QE will have NO embroidery capability. Only the 580 will have embroidery potential. The 430/440/450 are all embroidery compatible, although the software may be unsupported or obsolete in the not too distant future. If I didn't already have a 440, I'd be looking to snag one now at a reduced price. It seems to me that the 550 has no new features, just upgraded cosmetics, screen, and lighting.

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