|Re: Buying a Used HP|
Message #6 Posted by Paul Brogger on 25 Aug 2003, 8:21 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dave
I think the 28C/S keyboards have a bit more of the Woodstock, Spice, etc "classic feel" to them than do the 48G keyboards.
The 28C/S is much less sturdy -- if you plan to squeeze or drop it, you'll rather want a 48 (given the choice offered).
The 28C/S battery compartment door is legendary for being very badly designed, and very toublesome in use. If you get one, try to make sure the battery compartment is in near-mint condition, and be VERY careful when changing batteries yourself.
The 28S, with 32K, is preferable to the 28C if you're going to store anything at all. (The 28C, with 30K fewer bytes, is, however, lighter. ;^) )
As noted elsewhere, the 28C/S keyboard is less cluttered.
All in all, I'd take a 28C/S over a 48G -- it has more personality and a better feel. But if ruggedness or PC connectivity are significant, go for the 48G.
You really shouldn't be disappointed either way. (You might try to find both!) They won't compare to your trusty 15C, but they are good, usable RPN (or should I say, RPL) machines.