|12C or 12C Platinum...that is the question|
Message #1 Posted by Joe on 20 June 2003, 12:06 a.m.
I have been the proud user of the original HP-12C for years. Its functionality is exactly what i need, the RPN method works perfectly with my prodigious mind (hence my prodigy.net e-mail address), and its craftsmanship is bar-none (e.g., the fully raised keys, with the exception of the on/off key, which is not as raised so as to limit inadvertent shut-down).
My competitive (i.e., an understatement) roommate recently purchased the 12C platinum. There are definitely more functions and increased memory, but is it a "better" instrument?
Personally, i would assume the "improvements" are rather insignificant, and in some ways, the original 12C may remain the better of the two (e.g., in craftsmanship). For instance, look at the 10B versus the 10Bii. The latter may have a few more functions, but it is surely not "better" than the former. The keys don't even feel as nice.
Does anyone have any input re this quite interesting dilemma?