|Re: 12C vs 17bii|
Message #2 Posted by Ex-PPC member on 7 Sept 2001, 5:40 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mike Farner
Hi, I would definitely go for the HP-12C. I know there are
currently other HP financial calcs with greater functionality, but there are many strong reasons in favour of buying an HP-12C, namely:
1) Even in its latest incarnations, it has that legendary high-quality of all Voyager series HP calcs: good keys, slim horizontal design, utmost elegance, golden, very good display, ultra long life quality, extremely robust.
2) It also has time-honoured, classical RPN, with all stack functionality available instantly on primary keys.
3) It has all necessary advanced financial functions, and lots of support in the form of many specialized application books and programs available for it. You'll also easily find support in the millions of users worldwide.
4) of course, it's programmable, with up to 98 steps that, in classic RPN, allow a lot of useful things to be done, believe me.
5) you can get it new from HP (and it will help to increase sales, so further convincing HP that making the HP-12C and calculators like it makes financial sense [pun intended])
6) or you can get one, used or sealed new, for peanuts in eBay, where dozens and dozens of HP-12Cs are offered for sale at prices as low as $30 for a new sealed one.
Myself, I've bought no less than three HP-12Cs lately: one for my collection, one for my daughter, one for a close friend. And intend to buy more.
Just my two cents. Hope it helps.