|Re: HP 32SII key colors|
Message #5 Posted by Rupert (Northern Italy, EU) on 6 Aug 2001, 9:15 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Rick Kaumeier
>I just received my mail-ordered HP 32SII, a calculator all >but impossible to find locally. I was a bit surprised to >find that the shifted key functions use the HP 48 green >and purple color scheme rather than the "classic" blue and >gold . All the online images I've seen show the older >colors, as does the user's guide shipped with the calc.
Sadly, I can confirm.
The only difference is that the HP32SII green shift key
is darker, and the purple shift key is lighter, compared to the HP48 shift keys. I know 'cause I have got both.
Furthermore, I feel the 32 keyboard is a bit better than the 48 one, yet both are inferior compared to the HP41CX and HP15C keyboards (my favorite HP keyboards).
The colour scheme of the photo on the box is the old
(and better) one, instead. I'll keep using my good ol' HP15C too, still working since the '80s.
>If anyone from HP happens to read this, please consider >reverting to HP Classic colors on your next (RPN, please) >calculator. Oh, and make it portrait mode, too!
I agree. ;-) Anyway the landscape mode is not bad, think of
the HP11C, HP15C, HP16C...