|Re: Here's an interesting tidbit|
Message #10 Posted by rsenzer on 10 Dec 2002, 8:53 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by R Lion
This is designed to be a stripped down model not the mainstay for an RPN line. Many instructors will not allow calculators with the ability to store formulas or programs, to be used on tests. This may be a "first" calculator for many students and as the need arises, they would buy the more advanced products. Although I did not mention this, I believe that this low-end machine should be dual powered -- i.e., battery and solar, since it would be used frequently during tests. I would expect it to be cheap and small, i.e., sized like the 6S or 12C.
I suppose you could still allow formula entry, evaluation, integration, and solution of an algebraic equation/formula entered on the display line, even though it would not be capable of being stored. But this might raise the cost beyond the scope of what I have in mind. In fact, it could be dual mode, allowing for RPN or algebraic, but I know where I want to see the "ENTER" key.
I still wish to see more substantial RPN products similar or better than the recent RPN lines that have been discontinued. Such new models should have more than one line. [I have not used the 2 line 42S, but I do have a 19BII and I like the multi-line display there, although it would have been nice to have 4 lines on that particular model in order to see the T-register.]