Questions for a 33S Beta Tester Message #1 Posted by Tony David Potter on 1 July 2003, 6:56 a.m.
I remember us having several regulars on this board being 12C Platinum beta testers, so I have some questions for anyone who is a 33S beta tester. If necessary, anonymity is better than nothing. Since the techservice bots still disavowed knowledge of the HP12C Platinum until last week, I'm hoping we can get some answers to tide us over until the HP33S is released.
1. What architecture will be used? The Pioneer Series (HP32SII or HP42), the Voyager Series (HP11, HP15, HP12C Platinum, the Cosmos series (HP6S, 9S, and 30S), or something new?
2. Will it be exclusively RPN, RPL, or a dualsystem series like the 12CPlatinum?
3 If it has ALG entry, will it be arithmetic (3 + 4 * 5 = 35) or algebraic (3 + 4 * 5 = 23)?
4. Is it programmable? If so, how many programming steps are available to the user? Does using this space cut down on space available for variables/memory registers?
5. What standard features/programs does it have built in?
Solving for roots of equations? Definite integration? Statistics packages?
6. Will it have a dotmatrix display of a fixed element display?
7. How much of the stack is visible at a time? One line? Two lines? 4 Lines?
I'm probably forgetting some obvious stuff, which I'm sure my esteemed colleagues will add to this question.
Thanks ahead of time.
Tony David Potter
