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HP-10BII
Message #1 Posted by Paul Brogger on 9 May 2001, 12:12 a.m.

In case no one has noticed and someone cares, a picture of the new HP-10BII is at http://www.trend.ro/moravia/hp10b.htm .

I've seen it at Office Depot (for $29.95, I think). Racy styling unlike any of their other models. As far as I can see, not much else.

I wonder if the 32SII will be recast in this mold?

      
Re: HP-10BII
Message #2 Posted by Tom (UK) on 9 May 2001, 2:31 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Brogger

It is nice to see the 'gold' function on the slanted key front and some sensible colours for once! Not so sure about the 'curved' key line for the lower row of keys. Is this calc meant to kill off the HP12C?

Styling wise not one of HP's worst calculators in recent history (and that is a compliment).

I just wonder if the manual - sorry user guide is worth the paper it is writen on.

I hope that HP realises engineers also like a sober (but not somber) looking calculator - unlike the HP6/30/49.

            
Re: HP-10BII
Message #3 Posted by Thibaut.be on 10 May 2001, 2:27 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Tom (UK)

I would have bought it.... if it was a RPN calc ! By the way, I appreciate the former's keys style...

      
Re: HP-10BII
Message #4 Posted by Wayne Brown on 10 May 2001, 7:49 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Paul Brogger

It isn't as ugly as a 49G (nothing is!) but I still don't like it. The old 10B style is much better, IMO. I don't have any use for any algebraic calculator, though.


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