|I second the others...|
Message #4 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 20 May 2003, 2:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Brendon Hutton
your question is not stupid at all. We all in here that already have an HP42S and, mostly, those who had and/or still have an HP41 are waiting for this day long before you post your question.
There is nothing like the HP42S so far. The only upgraded version is a custom HP42S with 32KRAM, but this is not an official HP upgrade (I call it HP42S+). I am not sure about who was the first one, but names like Paul Brogger, Tony Duell and Randy Sloyer, amongst others (if I mispelled someones' names, please, correct me; thanks) are directly dealing with this. I myself have upgraded at lesast three HP42S to 32KRAM, and it's a stable upgrade (except for my own HP42S that is not working but I guess it's another cause). Your HP42S will be able to hold extra 24KBytes, and it's quite cool.
Many things have been discussed here about the HP42S, and both I/O (mostly) and expandability are the most desirable features we would like to see in an upgrade. So far, nothing official comes from HP headquarters. Gen. Fiorina signed no signs.
As mentioned above, we're waiting for new models. If they are following existing ones, most of us in here will remain waiting. Me included.
Best regards. And keep using your HP42S; do not get tired of it.
Luiz C. Vieira - Brazil