Actually, HP still do make some RPN calculators, including the old 12c (Financial), 33s and 35s (scientific), and the bigger 50g (successor to the 48/49). I like RPN, but I’ve been seduced to the dark side by the full algebraic editing system on my Casio FX-570ES…
Cute, and the data sheet says it’s magnetic, unfortunately, there no RPN. I still long for HP to bring back the HP 15c.
Oh-boy! A four-banger calculator with both a percent key AND memory!
This is the same functionality as my 1st calculator, a $40 Bomar Brain in 1974.
I love the industrial design, and at $5.99 (list), it’s not too expensive.Â Of course, it also comes with HPâ€™s:
Â· Get peace of mind with the one-year limited
Â· Get answers to product questions 24 x 7,
toll-free, or via e-mail in as little time as an hourâ€”at http://www.hp.com/go/totalcare
Yes, we all need to call tech support from time-to-time on a four-banger calculatorâ€¦. Tech Support, can you tell me how to use the percent key? [grin]
I still own two HP 11c RPN calculators from the early-to-mid 1980.Â They are virtually indestructible! In 1977, I remember reading an HP customer newsletter which included customer-written stories of the abuse HP’s calculators had taken — and how they just kept working.
Both of my calculators still work, even though I have not replaced the batteries in almost 20 years! It’s probably because they have mercury batteries (now considered hazardous waste.)Â I know I have one â€“ and maybe both â€“ manuals as well.
I actually wish I had my Simplex Slide Rule as well.
best product description ever.
How is this Green, it uses batteries. They could have at least put the buttons closer together and put a solar cell on it. Too much on style, not enough on value.
Are you sure about that? I didn’t see any of those on HP’s calculator web page.
Anyway, I’ve still got my 41C and 48SX. My 15C got stolen a long time ago. I used to do synthetic programming on the 48SX…lots of fun.
I firmly believe that HP calculators actually charge batteries instead of using them up.
I have fantasies of mating and HP calculator and an iphone so that I could have rpn and a beautiful display – but the battery life would go from decades to hours.
Never mind, BNT… I found them. That’s somewhat of a relief.
Still using an HP-45.
Still using a slide rule, too.
No clue how you’re supposed to use this thing– it doesn’t even have an ENTER key!
It’s a little-known secret that the finance world runs on HP 12C calculators. I personally keep one on my desk and one spare at all times, as they have a tendency to disappear on the trading desk. I currently have one at home, two working ones and one broken one at work. (I threw it against a wall… not HP’s fault.) They are truly awesome, particularly the latter-day “Platinum Edition” which in addition to being bling is vastly faster than the older golden models.
Before you buy this gem, you notice it has a replaceable battery. Good.
After you buy it, you note that nowhere does it
mention how the battery is changed. There’s no apparent way – no battery door, etc. Bad.
So, what ? Is it supposed to be disposable? The literature from HP is useless. Maybe you take a tiny phillips screwdriver and take out the 10 screws and have it explode into dozens of pieces ?
I’m really disapponited at H/P. They can do a lot better..
My first thought was “no RPN!?” as well… I have a 41CX that just won’t die, and a 48G that’s just as tough. When the 35S came out, I picked one of those up to have something a bit smaller to carry in my bagâ€¦ I can’t recommend that calculator enough! I’d almost lost hope after the disaster that was the 33S, but the 35 is some sweet shit! I imagine anyone who knows what RPN is doesn’t really need an excuse to pick up another calculatorâ€¦Â If you’re ever tempted, I don’t think you’ll regret it.
The picture of the pretty lady on HP’s “data sheet” tells me nothing although she’s nice to look at for a second, but telling me it’s magnetic, and telling me to put one in my purse (if I had one) is interesting. Maybe right next to my credit cards…
I remember when HP made real calculators (15C, 41C, 48SX et al.)… those were the days. Nowadays, I guess you’d just use Excel, SAGE, etc. for calculations.
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