|Re: What´s your favorite [(hp)]?|
Message #9 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 28 Jan 2001, 11:02 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Marx Pio
These are my all-time favorites:
The first I had and the one I miss most (was stolen from a friend): HP 25. Oh, it made us sweat but teached us a lot about how to do so much with that few resources. I found relief with the Java simulator, perhaps I would buy a good and used one sometime in the future... And excellent manuals, even useful today!!!!
The one I would like to have at the time: HP 29C, more memory and subroutines, at a time when I was sharp with -25 methods.
The marvel: HP 41C, I still had mine with some modules, card reader (refurbished) and wand. Only criticism: contacts and screws, lack of a simple I/O apart from the complex HP-IL. It is a little slow and bulky for today standards, and extended functions are not at all intuitive... But a wonderful thing at its time, and usable today. Good manuals!
The best calculator ever made: HP 42, only lacking some I/O for backup purposes... and a better Alpha mode. I have a mint one. Acceptable manual...
The one I most use today: HP-200LX, good calculator and organizer... And DOS 5.0 was a classic on itself, perhaps the last personal OS than a single person could understand entirely. Good manual
The hope: Will a HP 43 appear... I doubt it, but...
The not so good: HP 31/32/33/34 of the spice series, the HP 15 (clumsy for my taste), 28C (little RAM), the 48 series (I don't like RPL nor infinite stacks), the current 6/30/49 "flashy" series... And the HP 32 SII, while a good product, is not as friendly as it could have been.
Of course, these are just VERY personal opinions!