Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 25 Aug 2003, 12:37 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Ted
I agree with the fact that having a high-resolution graphics device in front of you, like a 1024×768 dots monitor with 16-bit per pixel, color images, with a graphics O.S. is far better than having a tinny 131×64 dots, 1 bit per pixel LCD screen.
BUT... if you want your high resolution device to produce high-resolution graphics, you'll need specific SW. And if you have only the HP48, you can do graphics without extra packages, almost everything you need is already there. Of course, if you need to see a curve or parts of a surface so you can have a general idea about it, then the HP48 will probably fit your needs. Otherwise...
For me,the best of all is that you can order a complete Memory Clear, dettach all libraries and you still have all graphics resources in an HP48/49. A computer, even most portables and palms, will ask for extra SW to be downloaded so you can achieve graphics. And you see, even when compared to a computer, some HP48 math resources, mostly symbolic, are hard to beat...