|Re: what do you use yours for?|
Message #7 Posted by Scoba Diver on 2 Nov 2002, 1:36 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by db(martinez,california)
Well, I'm in banking, and, surprise, surprise, I use a 12C. This calculator sits on my desk at work and gets daily use. I often take it with me to meetings, because you never know when you'll need a calculator, and I HATE the calculator app on my Palm! The 12C is perfect; is offers all of the features one needs, and it easily fits into your shirt or jacket pocket.
I also have a 17BII; I purchased this calculator almost 8 years ago for a Financial Planning course and have barely used it since. It's a great calculator for students, but I must admit I'm not a huge fan of it.
The first HP that I fell in love with was the HP28S. Friends of mine in university used them, and I was incredibly jealous! To me, this calculator represented a huge step forward...infinite stack, some graphing, soft keys and an amazing design...I even loved the "wine" coloured shift key! This calculator told me that HP cared about the machines that they manufactured. Of course, I was a student at the time and couldn't afford the price tag, but I could admire it from afar (aka the campus bookstore)!
This is the point at which I started my love affair with clamshells. I know, they have their design flaws, but if you treat them with care, they're just fine! I now own a 28S and a 19BII; I'm reading the 28S manuals so that I can familiarize myself with all the features, and since I'm going back to grad school in the fall, these units will get LOTS of use.
There's my story in a nutshell (or should I say clamshell)!!!
(I know...don't quit my day job!)